Roadie Poet: New Leaf


Before we get to the Roadie Poet, let me point you to one Alex Skolnick. He’s the guitar player for Testament, a band near-and-dear to my heart (among other gigs he does/did). He’s waxing poetic about roadies, himself.

Now, on to the Poet , himself:

Been hearing the production manager talk.
“New leaf coming,” he keeps saying.
He’s nervous.
Pressure must be on.

We’re all clueless.
Like it that way.
Let Stew worry about his shit.
We’ll deal with ours.

We’re grunts,
nothing more.
Like it that way.

Can’t help but notice
the band
avoids one spot on the stage.

We now gaff it out
so they don’t forget
and walk across.

We don’t know why.
Don’t care, either.
We got our jobs.
It’s all we want.
Like it this way.

Until the day
Stew comes around.
“New leaf is here!”

And we’re all sucked in
as we help
part of
the stage.

We do
Like it this way.

Ahh, another Sunday Scribblings. Sometimes, I fear I can’t write a thing without it anymore.



  1. Tumblewords

    January 3, 2010 8:54 pm

    If it works… This is a good take on the the prompt and a nifty piece!
    .-= Tumblewords´s last blog ..Haiga for Haiku Bones =-.

  2. Shelley Munro

    January 4, 2010 1:22 am

    I like Roadie Poet. He always makes me smile.
    .-= Shelley Munro´s last blog ..Paint Mare and Foal =-.

  3. bunnygirl

    January 4, 2010 1:37 am

    Funny take on “new leaf”! I love Roadie Poet!

  4. Lesley

    January 4, 2010 10:56 am

    Very nice! would be really awful to fall through a stage…
    .-= Lesley´s last blog ..Opinions Needed =-.

  5. carol

    January 4, 2010 2:47 pm

    Nice. Not the “new leaf” I expected.

  6. Alice Audrey

    January 4, 2010 3:15 pm

    You mean the stage has a section like the leaf in a table?
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..Fwd: Interesting Art by Liu Bolin the Invisible Man =-.

  7. Dee

    January 6, 2010 12:10 am

    I always thought being a roadie would be the most interesting job. But then again, that was when I was young, strong , and stupid LOL. Still, this makes me kind of wistful. What an adventure!
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..The Last Leaf Falls =-.

  8. Julia Smith

    January 6, 2010 12:41 pm

    Woo…! Roadie Poet! (‘Roa-dee! Roa-dee!’)
    .-= Julia Smith´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – 133 =-.

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