I Have To Thank Bane 

 

An original poem by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.

 

The Kimbro Tri-Strap Face Mask was inspired by the character Bane from The Dark Knight Rises movie.

 

VERSE 1

 

People ask how I got the title:

 

The Exhalted Chrome Dome Mike.

 

I tell them it's because I have no rival,

 

Crafting masks that healthcare workers like.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

Making cool face shields was my first task.

 

But getting all the parts was a pain.

 

So I turned my focus to making face masks.

 

Stealing the design from badass Bane.

 

 

CHORUS

 

I have to thank Bane.

 

I have to thank Bane.

 

Everyone thinks that I'm quite insane.

 

When I tell 'em:

 

I have to thank Bane.

 

 

VERSE 3

 

Once they emptied the PPE stores,

 

Extreme measures became required.

 

Now I'm able to make up to four,

 

From bras that are underwired.

 

 

CHORUS

 

I have to thank Bane.

 

I have to thank Bane.

 

Everyone thinks that I'm quite insane.

 

When I tell 'em:

 

I have to thank Bane.

 

Here's the author sporting a stylish Tri-Strap Face Mask, as he is questioningly regarded by the Batman comic villain Bane, from DC Comics.

 

VERSE 4

 

I often donate a license fee check.

 

To some health care worker causes.

 

What's the real reason they put a medal round my neck:

 

I gave the gals an excuse to go braless.

 

 

CHORUS

 

They oughta thank Bane.

 

They oughta thank Bane.

           

Everyone thinks that I'm quite insane.

 

When I tell 'em:

 

I have to thank Bane.

 

 

VERSE 5

 

Much of my humor is self-effacing.

 

Read my poems all you like, and laugh away.

 

I hope you don't mind that I'm embracing,

 

A villain who lost out to Anne Hathaway.

 

 

CHORUS

 

I have to thank Bane.

 

I have to thank Bane.

 

Everyone thinks that I'm quite insane.

 

When I tell 'em:

 

I have to thank Bane.

 

 

The End.

 

 

Copyright Michael Kimbro 2020.  All rights reserved.

 

 

PS - As with a select few of my other efforts, particularly "The Colocation Center", "My Belle Meade Bride", and "The Las Vegas Strip", I was left with what I call "poetic remnants". These are verses which didn't quite make the grade, but might shed light on the literary methods which I employ.

 

The 1st such remnant was inspired by President Trump's mention of "unrest" in a recent press conference.

 

 

VERSE - The Presidential Medal of Freedom

 

The President spoke, from the Rose Garden's deck.

 

Suggesting that idle hands bring lawlessness.

 

But then he placed a medal around my neck,

 

For my steadfast pursuit of bralessness.

 

 

In the 2nd poetic remnant, I return to a common source of inspiration, The Rature.

 

 

VERSE - The Second Coming

 

From a Rapture dream, I sat up in bed.

 

Hey, in that one, I was heading for the clouds.

 

Those who were taken had a Tri-Strap on their head.

 

Or, at least, had the brains to avoid crowds.

 

 

Thanks for your time and consideration.

 

 

Keywords: Poems about COVID-19 face masks, Protective medical PPE Poetry, Verses about products which protect against the spread of coronavirus 2019, An ode to Bane of the Batman comics.