Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Encore (with Jay-Z)

Can I get an encore/Do you want more
One last time through the One Shot door

Yeah, I know Jay-Z, rhythm & flow
like a wave made EZ, but I won't crip,
crook or take his me-Lyrical verse, glory,
got a pen, time we write our own story,
can't depend always on someone to bend
our ear & a-Muse externally

A bird on wing is worth a flock-in bush
freedom's song too beautiful to gag/hush,  
so don't rush to attach, build a nest or
lemming a crowd to where they think best
blind, 2 blind as they head for the cliff
its not the fall but sudden stop that hurts

Can I get an encore/Do you want more

One last time through the One Shot door

Don't be mis-lead, you know me its
all about co-mmunity & 2 live high
you gots to roll with a cru, who push
the honing knife through the fat, tru
but dont lose you in the process & find
yourself on the shelf well after x-piration

So poet, it's time to go, no doubt,
pain will follow, fingered fist peeled back,
you are released, cause what is special
should be held loose-ly, Jael entering
Sisera's temple, a tribute paid humbly
when new horizons by you come into vu

Can I get an encore/Do you want more
for one last time let's make some noise
so what the hell are you waiting for
one last ime let's make some noise

Last week was supposed to be it, but here I am hosting One Shot, so this is the Encore. Next week, a few friends, some familiar faces and I will be launching d'Verse Poets Pub, a new online community for poets. The site is just a shell right now, but stay tuned to Twitter, there are all kinds of rumors flowing already. Ha.

The italicized lyrics are from Encore by Jay-Z

106 comments:

Nancy said...

can't depend always on someone to bend
our ear & a-Muse externally

Love it!

Am I first to comment??? :-)

Poetic Soul said...

The only hip hop artist I like.. can't wait to see the new communityo see the new community

Pat Hatt said...

Just when you get out
They suck you back in with a one shot shout
But you can't go wrong with an encore
And I'm sure there will be a few more
Here and there
By the pair
Oh and I clicked the link
And this just made me laugh so I'll give it a wink

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hahaha who said the shell is no fun
Should be interesting to see it once it's begun

kaykuala said...

Encore, there's more to come. It is not healthy on someone's brew. Let it go, a new one you said? Give me the bread.

Bossy Betty said...

Versatility, thy name is Brian.

The new community sounds great. Will tunics be required for admission?

ayala said...

Brian, so good to have an encore :) I can't wait to to see the shell come alive....

ds said...

Glad you made the encore; looking forward to whatever you see on your new horizons...

Ruthiey said...

spray ground sounds awesome!

A bird on wing is worth a flock-in bush
freedom's song too beautiful to gag/hush

love it!

Ed Pilolla said...

very fun. we certainly must make our own noise, and that can be accomplished, as you do, with a few words of another, which is beautifully ironic. co-mmunity and 2 live high. you have a summer energy to your work i'm diggin'.

Heaven said...

Yes, for the encore post and what a loud parting noise it is ~

I love your punches. I am all for freedom of expression and encouraging others to write.

Cheers for new beginnings! See you !

annell said...

Wonderful write!

David Allen Waters said...

BRILLIANT!

CM said...

tru dat!

Hehe. Can't wait to check out your new venture!

Sue said...

Leaving isn't always easy, is it? ;)

Your new venture sounds interesting. Can't wait to see how it fleshes out.

=)

rosaria said...

Now, I can see you rapping this, with a harsh beat, drowning the drummer.

Ash said...

Very nice! Many thanks for visiting my blog. Do drop by again.

ladyfi said...

Great rhythm to this one.

Can't wait to see your new venture!

trisha said...

fantastic punching brian. you truly are amazing.

Fred said...

Brian, nice write. Not my musical scene but the ideation behind the piece is creative and fun. Plus the message you spew forth, pretty sure I heard a rap song using spew, but nevertheless nice job here, can't wait to see this pub venture, I'm sure it'll be pretty cool

Sh@s said...

Wow! Waiting for your Poet's pub launch.

Eva Gallant said...

How could we not want more? You continue to amaze.

hedgewitch said...

I'm hip enough, but I don't hop--still, this encore rocks the house, and I enjoyed every word. It will be a One (Last) Shot to remember tonight,my friend. I hope you already have that tab I mentioned set up at the new pub--I know I'll be thirsty when you open the doors.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Well done!

Margie said...

Applause, applause!
Loved the rhythm here!
Another venture for you, I'll be looking forward to reading!

Margie :)

Help! Mama Remote... said...

That's what's up B! I'm not talking about Beyonce “m talking about BMiller! Lol Congrats & thanks for having rock to your flow. Looking forward to the new site too.

Chris G. said...

Yes, I'm certainly staying tuned...i got the memo when I saw the wonderful dVerse was already following me on twitter. Makes things remarkably easy for keeping up on its progress good sir. Heh. Fine encore, by the by - I know it was supposed to be your last week last time around, but it's a fine work you've come about with in turn. Perhaps the long goodbye was well-suited!

Daydreamertoo said...

Sounds like a song in there bursting to get out, encore!

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

Hi! Brian...
All I can say is..."bravo" when it comes to your "encore..."
What a nice poem that flows, has a rhythmic beat, and a wonderful play on words.
Thanks, for sharing!
[postscript: I too will be looking forward to your rhythmic words at the "pub."]
deedee ;-D

Baino said...

Ha so you're a writer, a poet, a lyricist . . .when do we get the You Tube rap vid?

LauraX said...

wolfsrosebud said...

Said in words or a song you can't go wrong. Glad you're such a fine host.

lori said...

Glad to have an encore. Looking forward to what is next, and to hopefully hearing some of these wonderful rhymes read one day :)

jen revved said...

I wouldn't weep. You've got lots of followers and will do well. I'm sorry we got cross-wise but I maintain my right to my own interactions and their resolution without interference. I wish you the best, Brian.

Louise said...

Cool dude poem this, lol ...I enjoyed it & the fact that the rumours are true. yay! :)

heartspell said...

Noise! Noise! I enjoyed this encore and wish you all the best! Can't wait to see what's new! Thanks for everything and best always to you and those you love.

Brendan said...

Nothing like a real dance out the door. Thanks for the bandolier of OneShots, Brian. Every silver bullet was good. See you in the next fray. - Brendan

Timoteo said...

I half expected to see a video of Rhianna doing her sleazy gyrations in conjunction with this...heh heh.

I like the look of the new site already--looking forward to it!

Anthony Desmond said...

one of my favs from you.. did well handling Jay's hook! also trying to read between the lines of this...

Pete Marshall said...

rumours will always fly...please check out this new site, it is not the reason for the end of one stop and it rises with all our blessings...when my muse returns I know I will find a friend waiting...best of luck to you bro...pete

Unknown Mami said...

Love your versatility. And you know you're good when they want an encore.

Beachanny said...

Here's to the Poets' Cafe. Here's to the songs and the sway. Here's to the stories of noir and sunshine. Here's to a pint, a shot, or a line (written that is). Where there is art, there shall we gather. Movin' on always sad, but there are new places down the road.

Randy Behavior said...

That was delightful. Big grins over here.

Titanium said...

I leave town for a couple weeks and the whole blogosphere gets turned on its ear (weeeeelll, maybe I exaggerate a wee bit).

I'll email you... I admit that I'm rabidly curious.

Luke Prater said...

stay tuned.. I'm tuned! Nice rap flow here, I did my first rap/continuous monologue piece after Claudia challenged me a few weeks ago. I rewrote in in two other forms though too. Exciting things ahead brother!

Jay-Z would be proud of this, ha

mark said...

I was waiting for somebody to beat-box and scratch along with this (I haven't listened to a hip-hop/rap record in years....)

Enjoyed this...and thanks much for your kind and gracious comments. I do appreciate them...

jackie dick said...

Just as I'm starting to know you, you leave? Traitor. expat. Good luck, Brian!

happygirl said...

Snap bro I feel you, don't go.
Make some noise with the one shot boys
You go to the new site take flight
I will miss ya. Mista.

Lynne said...
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lynne h said...

(as i put in my "grill" to answer)

Yo,
going round da block
jus'one mo time
gotta make some verse
holler out more rhyme

paper will not burn
and can't dull the pen
so spit out those words
lest we begin again

round de outside, round de outside
word spitter miller
takin us round
da outside.

:-)

PS-Loved your poem!!!

Joanna said...

Brian, I hope there will be more encores. You challenge me.

Adventure ahead! No need to wish you luck; you've got talent and a poet's heart.

Daniel said...

Look at you gettin' a street on this boy. ... Did I say that right? My geek to gangsta phrase book can be misleading. (Smiles) Nice flow on this piece.

Sheila Moore said...

this is me making some noise:
!#@$#!^@&&@%%$#@%^@&&*

great last one shot, brian. best of luck next week. let me know if I can doing anything to help. see ya at the pub.

Mama Zen said...

Kick it, Brian!

emmettwheatfall.com said...

A great spoken word style poem. Would love to hear it read out loud.

Gemma Wiseman said...

A rollicking verse in tribute to a sad moment! Intriguing tension!

Helena White said...

♥ Love this poem Brian! Encore encore indeed! I've bookmarked d'Verse and I look forward to visiting the Pub...

Elizabeth Young said...

Love this tongue in cheek rap! Expertly written and executed Brian, I miss you already...

ModernMom said...

So was I supposed to read that like a rap b/c I totally did:)

Betsy said...

We love encores!

Bravo! Bravo! ;)

Laura Lynn said...

I'm am stoked that you decided to host one shot one more week! I love the way you play with words...taking the Jay Z song and turning into a poem was fabulously done. I am here to make some noise....for your last week and for your journey onto something new! Good luck my friend and you will always get an encore from me..

Heather said...

endings can be bittersweet! I am looking forward to reading more at 'da new pub...also gotta get a cococnut mocha frap! good luck with the new venture! :)

Joseph Hesch said...

I can't believe I found myself bobbing my head as I read this! What's that old guy doing?
Great fun and full of emotions--all different kinds across the spectrum.
Thank you, Brian, for this poem, all the others. And thanks for helping me understand I'm more than just a guy with a notebook and mechanical pencil, jotting down silly ideas and fancy words, mumbling into anonymous darkness.
See you soon, my friend.

Pseudo said...

I got the beat. Nice.

PattiKen said...

Bit of a sad sweet song here, but it ended on the upbeat. And hey, are you gonna let the riffraff in over at the pub?

Mark Kerstetter said...

With an eye to new horizons, Hell Yeah!

Teresa said...

I've been so absent, I didn't realize you were leaving. So glad I made it for your encore (and hope there are more). Good luck with the new venture!

Tara Miller said...

This has a great beat....I bet you would perform it well. ;)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Good luck with the new site. I'm sure it will be a huge success.

Cheers, jj

Alexander Field said...

Now you've got to record it! Great stuff, once again. : )

Ann Grenier said...

Happy to read your encore...looking forward to the new site too, it looks good already. Best to all.

Scott said...

Waiting for the album to drop

haikulovesongs said...

"can't depend always on someone to bend
our ear & a-Muse externally"

your word play always amuses, Brian. this is a great encore!

{i have happily subscribed to d'Verse}

John (@bookdreamer) said...

Getting it set to drum n bass. A poet's pub - serving real ale only, I trust, non of this American gas and water stuff

adeeyoyo said...

So sad... but you're right. All the very best for the future, Brian ♥

marousia said...

See you one the other side of your new venture :)

Valerie said...

'Can I get an encore/Do you want more'

Yes, please. More of this would suit me.

Zeba said...

You are magic with words, aren't you?

Made for a delightful read. Absolutely.

And thanks for the lovely compliment. Made my day. :-)

Belinda said...

Yummy! I can't get enough so yes, encore, plz.

Brian, you've played such a huge part building the OSW community. Thanks and hugs!

the walking man said...

We all walk to the sunset horizon at our own pace. *shrug* you were called back for one more encore....never deny your audience.

Mrsupole said...

Inside of my brain was playing a rap version of this poem and if you could have heard it then you would know how great this was.

Is Rapping B in the house? Now I have to get it out of my head.

God bless.

Leslie said...

I didn't know i was taking part in the last one shot! (glad i didn't miss it, and looking forward to your new poetic community venture.) this poem was very fun to read - loved the rhythm (and the meat) especially:

"freedom's song too beautiful to gag/hush,
so don't rush to attach, build a nest or
lemming a crowd to where they think best
blind, 2 blind as they head for the cliff
its not the fall but sudden stop that hurts"

oceangirl said...

wow it can be quite fun to hear a slight rap tune from you. i've looked at the new site. it is awesome! i look forward to read, maybe some day i could step in:) novices allowed?

She Writes said...

Encore! Bravo!
One more time
through the One Shot Door
My homies and me
we want more
:)
Okay, my rap is BAD! But its the heart that counts, no?

autumnraven said...

A new community? Cool. Can't wait.

Loved your one shot as always.

tracy said...

*(I got my Bic lighter on) FREEBIRD! Play Freebird, dude!* Nice job, Brian!

Velvet Over Steel said...

Wow, I've missed reading your stories!! I'm finally moved and all (most)of the chaos is done. :-)

I'm off to read back post. Hope you and your family having a great summer, Brian! ~ Coreen

Little Ms Blogger said...

Very fun post. I'm so impressed that you're able to keep this up.

I have to ask, do you miss the stories you used to write with Otin?

budh.aaah said...

Oh yeah we dig/want this encore :)

Asobime said...

Brian, you blow out all the barriers with your poetry. really enjoy what you write...fresh and provocative every time!

Ok, I'm drying up my tears over Oneshot....but looking forward to this new group. Please keep us informed what's going on here.

Lady Nyo

AmyLK said...

get poem and glad for the encore. I can't wait to watch what develops at the new site!

C Rose said...

Excellent flow Brian! Looking forward to your new community ~ Rose

Cyn Bagley said...

:-)

Claudia said...

yep - perfect ending now...

Kavita said...

Awesome!! No one can bind us in... not for long at least...
So, cheers to freedom, and cheers to poetry!

Am all in for the new community you are building, Brian.. best wishes!!

Oh.. and for any assistance you may require for your site, please know that I am just an email away..

Lolamouse said...

Can't wait to see what you've got in store! Love the lines about sitting on the shelf past your expiration and it's not the fall but the sudden stop that hurts. Too true!

Joanne said...

As always, packed with pictures, gritty, real, unreal, totally grounded in the senses of life around you, me, everyone. I will also follow you and Claudia and all to the new pub and see what's up.

Andy said...

Brian, I'm sorry to learn you are leaving One Shot.

It sounds like you're getting ready to perform live over at your new joint! (I took a peek...nice)

Thanks for the encore...a grand one at that.
I wish you all the best with your new venture.

henry clemmons said...

Proud to be comment 98. Way to throw it down :) Record it so we can hear it.

pandamoniumcat said...

It's certainly fun write, though I am guessing not my kinda music... :)

James Rainsford said...

Yet another masterly write Brian.

joanna said...

back so soon? ;) any poem in which lemmings come up is bound to be good, in my book. you are an amazingly versatile poet.

looking forward to see what your new Pub is all about. :)

Leo said...

:) beautiful poetry Brian. Glad to have read it, would have been more beautiful on a personal note if I'd got the 100th ;) I've done it previously twice here :D

Thanks for the support and kindness you guys have shown to me through One Stop :) Hope to see ya all again sometime together. d'Verse Poets Pub? I shall drop by once its launched officially! :) Thanks!

randallweiss said...

My only disappointment is that there is no audio. Find a beat and let it flow.

Magpie said...

Thought you had slipped away! Be careful of those "just one more time"s. :) Like my daughter used to say, "just five more minutes, mommy".

Shashi said...

Its sad that you are leaving OSP but then there are always new and good things to do... you all made this OSP big and I am sure that you will make Dverse big too... I was not aware about this till I saw some of the poets commenting about you and other friends of OSP leaving... may you do well... It was a great learning experience for me ... with your poetry and your well thought out comments... As they say in China.... 'May you live in Interesting times'
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

Shashi
http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com/2011/07/whispers-cuckoos-song-and-smell-of-love.html

Syd said...

I like the rap style of this.