I’ve created a new sub-genre of poetry, I think, and I’m calling it a rage roundel. This rage roundel has to do with the spam bot issue over at soundcloud. (Bless their hearts, I know they’re trying).
A Soundcloud Superstar is all I want to be!
It doesn’t matter whether I sing or play guitar,
If you’ll increase my listens and likes I may even like me!
Do I wanna become a Soundcloud Superstar?
I create, to say something of things as they are,
And you pour this looking-for-like whiskey
Trying to string out with your bot baiting jar.
Pay for it? No! Take your phony people plea
To make us blessed but really mark and mar
The creative landscape of artful sounding beauty.
Do I wanna become a Soundcloud Superstar??
© Randy Edwards
artwork: some spam bot who’s stolen some model’s picture. Or maybe Miranda Kerr has a side job.
And it didn’t even take long….