Anthem, or: All rights reserved

Poetry Partners #130

‘Anthem’, a poem by Verne Ivars Krastins of ‘Sculptage’

One fine day I wrote a song
Its many verses went on and on
A few weeks later the chorus began
My simple hymn extended its span
The song became an anthem soon
All humanity knew my tune
Centuries later amongst the stars
Aliens sang it in operas

A limerick by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’

The peacenik Martians expected no fight
When the visit came that fateful night,
But when the green men, in tandem,
Lined up to sing their anthem...
Earthlings, angered, claimed the copyright!

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!


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19 thoughts on “Anthem, or: All rights reserved”

    1. From the sublime to the ridiculous Sculptage and David! ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ Bravo! ๐Ÿ‘Funny; clever; descriptive and ambitious! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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