Bats or Birds

 

An original poem by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.

 

 

VERSE 1

 

I heard my teenaged grandson say,

 

As we shared some video game fun.

 

"Yo, Grampa. Way back in the day,

 

How'd you know which girl was the one?"

 

 

So then, with a smile, I said...

 

 

VERSE 2

 

Whether she is your betrothed,

 

Or one of several steadies.

 

Widen the art to which she's exposed.

 

Get her opinion of theme medleys.

 

 

VERSE 3

 

And if she delights,

 

In heavy metal covers,

 

Of awesome 8-bit boss fights,

 

You've found a life long lover.

 

 

VERSE 4

 

And as you share,

 

Simultaneous soundtrack climax.

 

You should be aware,

 

What differentiates cover tracks.

 

 

VERSE 5

 

Look for tiny winged creatures,

 

Which adorn a guitar's fret board.

 

If one's got finely feathered features,

 

Over which four fingers soared.

 

That's probably RichaadEB.

 

 

VERSE 6

 

Look to "Dune" to grasp what it spells,

 

But as a shedder, he's truly heroic.

 

Don't think he'll cover "Happy" by Pharrell.

 

His demeanor is like way too stoic.

 

 

VERSE 7

 

But if the praise "nocturnal"

 

Applies to the avian inlays.

 

And beings with life spans: eternal,

 

Come to mind during left hand displays.

 

That's probably FamilyJules.

 

 

VERSE 8

 

He abuses A satanic Schecter,

 

With counterpoint from Undertale.

 

Serving up sweet audio nectar,

 

On the bass, the chords, and the lead scales.

 

 

VERSE 9

 

I don't care which guy I listen to.

 

Either one's a guitar virtuoso.

 

Saw them together, and my mind just blew.

 

Watch this vid and you too will know so.

 

 

VERSE 10

 

Hear the message I'm transmitting:

 

When it's comes to women, here's the word.

 

Determine one fact before committing.

 

Are they into Bats or into Birds?

 

 

VERSE 11

 

Then my grandson shook his head: "No".

 

Seems we didn't agree on this issue.

 

He prefers the covers done on piano,   [ Samples:  #1 & #2 ]

 

And accordion. Hey, I couldn't argue.

 

 

VERSE 12

 

This woodwind cover truly rocks.

 

As does a cappella by Smooth McGroove.

 

While we all love the music of Toby Fox,

 

Would some Chrome Dome Mike lyrics be approved?

 

 

The End.

 

 

Copyright Michael Kimbro 2018.  All rights reserved.

 

Keywords:  Poems about video game music, Odes about song covers, Metal guitar poetry.