Monday, December 28, 2015

Memoir, a poem


My real-life adventures
will be read widely
as soon as I finish
making them up.

A memoir? they'll ask,
and, did this all happen?
Each host of a talk show
will vie for the truth.

Surely you never
wrestled Hulk Hogan?
Let's see those medals
you won in the war!

Those were all hocked
to pay for my lifestyle,
whiskey and women,

back in the day,
just before prison —
but there is no need
to get into that.

Perhaps things were so,
I'm no longer certain,
and when I'm forgotten
nobody will care,

but I took great pleasure
in jotting them down —
those real-life adventures
that could have been mine.

Stephen Brooke ©2015

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