Your Penney-Ante Speeches

Every so often, I just get in a mood and write a quirky poem whose origin even I don’t really understand. “Your Penney-Ante Speeches” is one such poem and appears in my first book of poems, The Wind and the Shadows. Even if I don’t know where it came from exactly, it’s blunt playfulness makes me smile and does make a point.

Your Penney-Ante Speeches

DON’T GIMME
YOUR PENNEY-ANTE SPEECHES
DON’T GIMME
YOUR THEORETICKLE MY
THUS
TEENY WEENY
SPLEENY
YOUR MOUSTACHE DAUBING
EMPTINESS
YOUR SPIRITUAL
ELECTURE CHAIR
GIMME SOME BLOOD
GIMME SOME GUTS
GIMME SOME
PIN PULLIN’
PLANK WALKIN’
FUNDAMENTALS
GIMME SOME ULTIMATUMS
C’MON
LEMME SEE YUH SWEAT
BIG GUY
LEMME SEE YUH 
RIP YOUR HEART OUT
AN’ LEMME WATCH IT
BEAT
IN THE OPEN AIR

IF YOU
GOT 
ONE
 

Published by mrteague

Teague McKamey lives in Washington state with his wife and two children. Teague’s poetry has appeared in several journals and in self-published books. He blogs at thevoiceofone.org and awanderingminstrel.com. In all areas of life, Teague desires that Christ may be magnified in his body (Php. 1:20).

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