Son makes poetic debut with Literary Lizard…

Aaron and LizardMy teenage son, Aaron, made his poetic debut last night at T.V. Dinner Theater when he read a poem he wrote about the Literary Lizard. Not only did he write a poem about my favorite book character, but he read the poem on stage with the lizard next to him. Major kudos, Aaron — yes, you may borrow the car.

T.V. Dinner Theater is every first Friday beginning at 6 p.m. at Cafe Bienville, Niceville, where performers may compete for cash and other prizes. All are welcome to perform poetry, comedy, prose, plays, juggling, dance… the mic is open :) The kitchen remains open until 6 p.m. For more information, contact Loren Boyer at skritchus@yahoo.com.

You can watch Aaron’s performance here, with his poem’s text transposed below.

The Poem I Wrote Ten Minutes Ago — By Aaron Cato

If you haven’t heard of me

I’m the Literary Lizard.

I read circles around Shakespeare

and please believe me, I’m not fake here

so listen here, my man,

you can’t even touch me.

I’m cuter than a muffin

and my smarts is pretty buff’in

so you can’t do much

but just gimme a little lovin’

so when you’re out busy grubbin’

you’ll see me all day just toughen

while the Geico Gecko

ain’t got nothin’.

I’m just a Literary Lizard —

ain’t no fancy wizard.

Can’t cast a lightening bolt

and make a crazy blizzard.

But listen here, Bub,

don’t mistake me for some scrub

just cause if a teacher wanted out

I could no doubt sub

as a simple, old regular

Literary Lizard.

Cafe Bienville is a casual, fun, counter-service cafe serving sandwiches, soups, and salads, including our popular seafood gumbo, muffulettas, and red beans with andouille sausage. We have a different special every day. We have Italian style sodas, draft root beer, espresso drinks and gelato. Our menu includes several vegan options including our grilled portabella and vegetable sandwich. Watch the sun set over Boggy Bayou. To go orders accepted. Free WiFi available.

Cafe Bienville is a casual, fun, counter-service cafe serving sandwiches, soups, and salads, including our popular seafood gumbo, muffulettas, and red beans with andouille sausage. Our menu includes several vegan options including our grilled portabella and vegetable sandwich. Free WiFi available.

 

 

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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