Gore the Poet?!

7 12 2009

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Not content with his Academy Award and Nobel Peace Prize, Al Gore now thinks he’s also a poet laureat.

Included in his new book fiction, Your Choice, is a poem. Here are excerpts from his unrhymed poem:

One thin September soon
A floating continent disappears
In midnight sun

Vapors rise as
Fever settles on an acid sea

Snow glides from the mountain
Ice fathers floods for a season
A hard rain comes quickly

Then dirt is parched
Kindling is placed in the forest
For the lightning’s celebration

The shepherd cries
The hour of choosing has arrived
Here are your tools

What purple prose!

A “thin” September? Ice “fathers” floods? Can dirt (which is already dry) be “parched”?

I wish Al would settle on the apocalyptic scenario for the end of the world. Is it from torrential rains and floods (“a floating continent disappears”)? Or is it from drought (“dirt is parched”)? Or is it from acid rain (“an acid sea”)? Or is it from fire (“kindling…in the forest”)?

No matter. One thing he does know is who “the shepherd” is who’s “crying” in the wilderness!! That Al sure has delusions of grandeur….

~Eowyn

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5 responses

8 12 2009
michele

Al, the shepherd Gore cries
The hour of My choosing has arrived
You are my tools

8 12 2009
Eowyn

michele,

That’s clever and downright brilliant! — especially “You are my tools”!! LOL

8 12 2009
michele

I was hoping you would get a laugh out of it! 😀

8 12 2009
michele

Need to change the first line to:

Al, the pompous Gore cries…

I have gotten the biggest laugh out of this “poetry.” People take this guy seriously enough for him to have won a Pulitzer prize (and the chosen one as well as many others who don’t deserve it)? The title Pulitzer Prize should be renamed Bulshitzer Prize.

8 12 2009
michele

Oops, he won a Nobel Peace prize. Should have done some fact-checking! He probably will get one, but it should be for fiction.

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