Roadie Poet #16: Tattoos


Day off yesterday.
Hambone went and got a tattoo.

Flaming road case.
Hard to describe.
It fits;
no one loads or unloads a truck like Ham.

Made me look around.
Most of the crew’s got tats.
Lots of tribals.
Cuffs circling ankles
upper arms.

Nothing meaningful.
At least,
not the way Ham’s is.

I don’t need a tat.
Not a physical one.
This life,
the road,
the shows,
the travel,
the food,
the people,
That’s my tattoo.
It’s inside me.

along with

my heart.



  1. Thomma Lyn

    September 13, 2009 5:46 pm

    Very nice! I love RP’s style — so earnest.
    .-= Thomma Lyn´s last blog ..Corn Sprouts =-.

  2. bunnygirl

    September 13, 2009 7:08 pm

    Good stuff! I <3 Roadie Poet!

  3. Megan

    September 13, 2009 9:39 pm

    Mmm, I like this. So simple, yet so profound.
    .-= Megan´s last blog ..The Texicans by Nina Vida =-.

  4. DogsDeserveFreedom

    September 14, 2009 9:48 am

    Very nicely written.
    .-= DogsDeserveFreedom´s last blog ..Guess the Breed #5 =-.

  5. Raven

    September 14, 2009 10:12 am

    Nice poem, simple, to the point, and heartfelt.

  6. Dee

    September 14, 2009 10:47 pm

    ah, I like this 🙂 poetry and rock and roll, it all flies 🙂
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..Anger =-.

  7. Lesley

    September 15, 2009 12:20 am

    Nice! I need a tattoo. I think that I shall have to get myself one one of these days.
    .-= Lesley´s last blog ..Wierdest Art Lesson Ever! =-.

  8. Joanne Olivieri

    September 15, 2009 5:46 pm

    Love the style, very creative and well written.
    .-= Joanne Olivieri´s last blog Deceptive Practices – In The Porn Business =-.

  9. sandy

    September 15, 2009 11:14 pm

    I like the feel of the poem. Personally, I can’t see why anyone actually choices to have a tat. I think they’re a bit degrading, unattractive and make me go ooooooo no.

    You can’t get rid of them if you change your mind. And I love how people are afraid to age a flu shot, but pay big bucks for a tat which not only involves needels, but bleeding. ??? Hello, anyone home.

    Thanks for placing my advert, it’s appreciated. Been awhile since you’ve been by for a vacation…pop in.

  10. ann

    September 16, 2009 5:19 pm

    Very interesting perspective. I never looked at it in that way. And I don’t need a tat either. 🙂
    .-= ann´s last blog ..Ahhh forget about it =-.

  11. Jannie Funster

    September 17, 2009 6:28 am

    Me neither. My crows feet say it all, lots of laffs, lots of love.
    .-= Jannie Funster´s last blog ..It’s All Picnics And Cartwheels Until The Fire Ants Bite =-.

  12. Celticlibrarian

    September 17, 2009 6:54 pm

    This dude really thinks about things. I adore Roadie Poet. Also? I imagine that if he ever did get a tattoo, it would be something totally unique.
    .-= Celticlibrarian´s last blog ..13 Music Videos from the 1980s =-.

  13. Alice Audrey

    September 18, 2009 11:39 pm

    Cool thing about that kind of tat is it never stretches out of shape.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..Suzie’s House 131: A Way In =-.

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