Deleteriousfulness – National Poetry Month Day 1 with Pamela Telkamp

Welcome to the start of National Poetry Month.  For this week, we have the following poets: Pamela Telkamp, DA Botta, Bonnie McClellan, Anna Mosca, and Elizabeth Fountain.  I’m very excited about all the varied contributions, showing the wide reaching scope of poetry.

Today is day one, being April 1st, or some may say April Fool’s and I have  friend, fellow bellydancer and poet Pamela Telkamp.  I thought it would be very fitting to post her interpretation of Vogon Poetry.  April Fool’s!

There isn’t much to say about it except it was written as a challenge for a Hitchhiker’s Guide themed birthday party.  If you don’t get the reference, you won’t’ get the poem. 

 PS I won the prize.  I received a Babel fish (stuffed).  🙂

Deleteriousfulness
A poem in 42 parts
Part I
O pain
O agony
O verbonuous sin
O torture
O misery
O tormentful
O anguish
O suffering
O wretchedness
O weep weep weep
O disgrace
O dishonor
O pity
O shame
O humiliation
O the vogonity
O degrade
O homemade
O sleep sleep sleep
O liver
O spleen
O gallbladder green
O pancree-ass
O flabby ass
O vitreous fluid
O large intestine
O tenekas
O spituitary
O woe is me
O drangle me
O flonase
O brothel sprouts
O demon sheep
O bulshetiski
O crinkly bindlewurdles
O pebak
O spinny killbot
O Bushlexia
O Misunderestimated me

Part II
There! Lives! Gnarled-tooth, green-eared Sheewa Magrin, dripped blahblah and blew hohohoho ka wooo flooo. And the reason that it dripped blahblah and blew hohohoho kawooo flooo was because it was always hungry. And the reason it was always hungry was because it dripped blahblah and blew hohohoho ka wooo flooo. And the reason that it dripped blahblah and blew hohohoho kawooo flooo was because it was always hungry. And the reason it was always hungry was because it dripped blahblah and blew hohohoho ka wooo flooo.

Part III
Politicians
Used car salesmen
Telemarketers
Bankers
Small-town sheriffs
TV wrestlers
Drunk guy
Handsy, drunk guy
Old, handsy, drunk guy
Televangelists
Mall cops
Proctologists
“Customer service” reps
Disgruntled waiters
Media spin doctors
Pop psychologists
IRS agents
Jack hammer operators
Poets

Part IV
O pain
O agony
O verbonuous sin
O torture
O misery
O tormentful
O anguish
O suffering
O wretchedness
O weep weep weep
O disgrace
O dishonor
O pity
O shame
O humiliation
O the vogonity
O degrade
O homemade
O sleep sleep sleep
O liver
O spleen
O gallbladder green
O pancree-ass
O flabby ass
O vitreous fluid
O large intestine
O tenekas
O spituitary
O woe is me
O drangle me
O flonase
O brothel sprouts
O demon sheep
O bulshetiski
O crinkly bindlewurdles
O pebak
O spinny killbot
O Bushlexia
O Misunderestimated me

by Pamela Telkamp

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks for stopping by! I invite you all to check out BG Bowers blog
    http://bgbowers.com/2014/04/01/poetry-belongs-to-everyone/
    where she is also celebrating National Poetry Month! 🙂

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  2. Looking for Visual poetry or post your own? Check out this contest, post or vote.
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    Happy Poetry Month!

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  3. I love this poem, and I say that as a devout Hitchhiker’s Guide (and all things Douglas Adams) fan. Congratulations on the Babel Fish (Stuffed) Award!

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  4. so wonderful to see Pamela’s Poem in print (or blog–whatever). I remember when she first told me about this and then read part of it to me. Pam and Sonya are talented writers and dancers–and my friends. Well done ladies!

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  5. […] poem a day for the entire month.  It was a blast, but a little nuts.  Check out the archives for April 2014 to read the great poems that I posted with the help of a lot of fellow poets and […]

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