After reading many Centripetals that our very talented Poets & Writers of PSU has released over the years, I have to say that it is very difficult for me to pick just one of my favorite poem entries. From angst to love to even humor, I have found a favorite in nearly every category. For this blog I will post that my favorite comical (at least comical to me) poem is “Second Rate Love Poem” from Centripetal Volume 11 Issue 2 by Mark Flynn. There are so many humorous comparisons of the temporary/ weak love the speaker has for the lover he is writing to, but being from Massachusetts, it is easy to say that the biggest one was the following:
“You are the 2008 patriots
An undefeated season
18 victories but no ring
No one quite knows the reason” (Mark Flynn, Pg 53)
All I could think of after the many “awes” and noises I assumed other readers would make was the author saying, “Oh, too soon?”
Needless to say, I laughed out loud at this poem.
Check it out here!