Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Frank Marshall Davis (1905-1987)

Arthur Ridgewood, M.D.

He debated whether
as a poet
to have dreams and beans
or as a physician
have a long car and caviar.
Dividing his time between both
he died from a nervous breakdown
caused by worry
from rejection slips
and final notices from the Finance company.

Giles Johnson, Ph.D.

Giles Johnson 
had four college degrees
knew the whyfore of this
the wherefore of that
could orate in Latin
or cuss in Greek
and, having learned such things
he died of starvation
because he wouldn't teach
and he couldn't porter.

1 comment:

Mark Kaleokualoha Davis said...

Glad you appreciate my father's poetry. You may also be interested in recent developments outlined in my blog at http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/blog/Kaleokualoha