April is National Poetry Month. Writer’s Digest has a Poem A Day challenge, which I’m going to participate in. A few of those poems will end up here. Check out the link if you want to try the challenge, too.


The challenge for the seventeenth is a poem about pop culture. This made me think about one of my favorite bands–if you haven’t heard “If I Had a Million Dollars,” you should. Go listen now, the poem can wait. 😉

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The Barenaked Ladies are Men

One of my favorite wielders of the lyrical arts

but only a few of their songs topped

the charts

played on the radio

until your ears bleed

because fame is a monster

you have to feed

until the gluttonous beast pops

Masters of the vocabulary blade

cutting wit

and polysyllabic gems made

with the greatest care

guaranteed to cause a second take

the words floating on a catchy beat

and filled with a hard to fake

glee that sparks a million smiles

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

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