I finally wrote the Gaga poem I was hoping to write. I won't make this an official Poetry Challenge because it was so difficult for me to do, but you can certainly join in if you like.
I settled on Lady Gaga's "Telephone," mostly because I decided it's the only one of her songs I don't completely despise. Also, I think this cover of it is one of the cooler things I have seen recently on YouTube.
If you liked that, check out Pomplamoose's other videos on YouTube, I haven't seen a bad one yet.
So, on with the poem. A tiny bit of background: the other reason I chose that song to poem-ize is that while I thought the sentiment expressed (wishing to free herself from unrealistic expectations of a boyfriend) was admirable, I don't think she expressed it nearly strongly enough. So here's my poetic version of the song.
Leave Me the Hell Alone
(inspired by Lady Gaga’s “Telephone”)
Before you can say anything,
just listen to me speak.
I saw the million messages,
the texts you sent, you freak.
You could have made your plans with me,
but you just blew me off,
so now you can go kick some rocks,
I’m sick or something. *cough*
Just because you changed your mind
won’t make me change mine too,
I made some plans with my girlfriends,
I’m not stuck to you like glue.
Your pathetic badgering
only drives me away,
so why don’t you go get a life?
I have my own, OK?
I dare you to pick another song (or even the same one!) and take a crack at poemifying it! Go on, who's it gonna hurt?
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