We mad fly; we
Dream dry; we
Scribble drunk; we
Fake the funk; we
Keeps it real; we
Sly conceal; we
Royal hall; we
Southern drawl; we
Bleed tears; we
Clink cheers; we
Fling curves; we
Gnaw nerves; we
Break it down; we
Class clown; we
Write raw; we
Down by law.
[Yo Jam Master Jay, Drop that old school beat!]
2 years ago a friend of mine
Asked me to peep this site online
So I hit the browser and read away
The site’s been fresh to this very day
She had a word with Brad and I’m sure ’nuff glad
Dude set me up and I tried my luck
Soon Josie dropped by, and Sheree dropped by
I was instant friends with some solid gems
I met the dialogue derringer JMB
And the cinema cinderella Kimberly
There was Nick Belardes and Jennifer White,
My later crime partner putting verse on the site.
So before you knew it I was going legit,
Dawn Corrigan thought I’d make a useful fit
She was breaking ground for poetry
‘Cause we were spreading our wings in version three
So Rich and Milo completed the team
And we were publishing poems in a steady stream.
One day Kimberly invited me to NYC
And I jetted for my first TNBLE
I met Will and Kristen and other guests
And for the first time in person the charming hostess.
AWP came to Denver town
So TNB Colorado laid it down
We got organized and knew the time like Movado
Thanks to Erika, Megan, and Hector Bravado
Met Tom and Gina and Alex Chee
Ben Loory, Jennifer and Aaron Dietz.
I found the multimedia magic of the Wendy clan
When she submitted her work I was an instant fan
I’ve recruited her since on the poetry tip
And we got the fam together on a London trip.
Then came good news from the TPAC crew
Not five, nor four, not three but two!
So we hung with Simon and Zara sweet
Colorado-style bonding at the nature retreat
Which is how I met Richard Cox and Slade Ham
After the Comedy club with his buddy Sam.
When the bell tolled calling back Quenby Moone
We had a bittersweet reunion of the Boulder commune
We caught David Wills after a flight from hell
And J Evinson with a killer book to sell.
We come to TNB for what we create
Then lay down law from state to state
And so many good friends I haven’t even seen
Like Greggie O or Ma Zion Irene
And I could go on and on name-checking stars
But I’m about to run clean out of bars
So here’s a shot out to the whole TNB crew
I’m looking forward to the day when I meet you!