Bats or Birds

 

An original poem by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Consider reading 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.  (Samples A & B)

 

 

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.