The Boss

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The Boss

Grew up blinded by the city's bright lightT
Reigned supreme in Freehold's Branch BorougH.
Early success with A Park and E ShufflE
Earned him nicknames Doctor and B.
Tenth avenue froze out his Earth band triO,
It was Run that brought out the criticS.
New Jersey's son left no Backstreets with doubtS,
Got Rosalita out, both live and in studiO,
Streets of Fire and Dark Side were prooF.

F
ostered a Bad and Promised Land hiT,
River was double the fun to play witH,
Out in the Street he was always On FirE,
Made Courtney Cox the whole world's desirE.

A
ll Born in the US Danced in his streetS
Shared Spirits nightly with the fans he would meeT.
Brought his Hometown to each American's front dooR
Used folk and rock style to forge every scorE,
Revelled with Glory Days and Tunnels of LovE,
Youngstown and Joad made audiences erupT

P
ainted Empty Skies with each brash Rising verB
All working men rise to his raucous personaA
Revered Pop Icon from fan to faN
King of folk rockers and JunglelanD.

 

Copyright © April 2010
Kevin Mooney

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mdpoetgirl commented on The Boss

05-21-2010

Awesome acrostic on both ends, Kevin! You are a master poet in so many ways. Keep it up!

nmedina commented on The Boss

05-20-2010

"Acrostic!!!" well done! Very enjoyable, can't believe I haven't seen this done on this site before. Noemi

countrypoet commented on The Boss

05-14-2010

Kevin, Your amazing ability to create a double acrostic poem totally blows me away.I am able on occasion top write an acrostic poem,but do not have the ability to create a double acrostic.You seem to make it look easy.Thank you for the enjoyable read. Terry

BringMeBullets commented on The Boss

05-05-2010

I have never seen a style like this... Very cool. And your descriptions are great... You are a master at this craft. And I'm sure you hear that everyday... Great job, Mooney. :) Another amazing write.

Charlie23 commented on The Boss

05-04-2010

The boss is owner of some lyrics I too often find stuck in my head. "Im driving in my car, I turn on the radio Im pulling you close, you just say no You say you don't like it, but girl I know you're a liar `cause when we kiss, fire" Now it will play over and over in my head all day long, because I read this poem. Thanks Kevin. j/k. I enjoyed the poem! It is a great acrostic!

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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