Note: I wrote this poem for this weekend's Tar Heel Tavern. It's about my recent trip to Greensboro. This week's host is Billy Jones, and I wrote the poem in honor of Billy's love for poetry. This weekend's Tar Heel Tavern theme is: "Aliens Invade The Blogosphere." I hope you'll enjoy it. - Jude
Eighteen hours on the bus, she started thinking she'd go insane For just a few bucks more, she could have had her ass on a plane Then again, thought she, look on the sunny side Where else can you sit all day with a fellow who smells like something that died?
Thus, the alien came to Blogsboro with the hope of a Meet-Up grande For this, she'd traveled with grimy folk from up the Northern land She tells the tale from memory, she truly had some fun Although she had to leave the South without meeting Mr. Sun.
Billy told her all about the Meet-Ups he has hosted Lewis has his Barbershop to keep the blogworld posted Brian was there to write about the things that made them tick While Lee took their photos with a focus and a click
Jerry shared his passion for blogging and VFW proses Fecund found himself unworthy to decipher the word of Moses Ron SAT down to tell her how to blog and make a buck Jay told her he'd planned to write her something that didn't suck
She visited Ross and Tara Sue at Revolution Mill She went, next day, to lunch with Bora and Dave at Chapel Hill The alien had a marvelous time, 18 hours on a bus was - well - almost worth it When it comes to pioneering blog communes, who'd have known Greensboro would be the place to birth it?