Summer Poetry Slam Winner - Week 12
by: Apple - Hoang Nan Anh (Contributor)
If the brush cries, Moose Tyler will have reason to torture the class.
If the brush cries, Apple will have reason to practice her writing.
If the brush cries, Jill will have reason to believe that nothing is impossible.
If the brush cries, we will have something to think about instead of feeling sleepy in the morning.
If the brush cries, it looks better.
If the brush cries, the color will fade.
It has a number of reasons to cry.
Justin Bieber is still alive.
Public transportation has increased the fare.
Facebook bitches are everywhere.
Agnes keeps singing Disney Channel theme songs.
Jill is angry cause she doesn't have any script ideas.
Potential war is everywhere.
Chinese people is everywhere.
Everyone practices discrimination.
The Kopi* at school sucks.
Everyone will die one day.
Everyone will cry at least once.
Tom has a number of lame jokes and always talks.
This assignment is impossible.
The brush doesn't know who its mother is.
The brush cannot enjoy pizza.
The brush cannot watch South Park and laugh.
The brush cannot have beer.
The brush is crying because it's sad.
Editor's Note: Kopi means coffee.
This poem was created after I was joking around with some Singaporean students. I had drawn a picture of a paintbrush on another professor's blackboard and wrote instructions for students to write a poem to explain why the paintbrush was crying. After all, the other class was "Art In Our World." I left and some students who arrived late didn't realize the assignment was a joke and wrote the poem. Apple turned in her poem when I saw her later that day.
The names of the other students have been changed to protect the innocent.