ALL – Angst Poetry returns to RiotACT

johnboy 28 July 2005 29

For those who’ve been missing “johnboy life theatre” I now offer a small piece of where I’m at.

If you don’t like angst ridden blank verse then best give it a miss.


You can offer it all
Everything you’ve got. All that you are.
The very essence of your being.

The best bottles of wine, the funniest DVD’s
The smoothest dacquiris, the coolest shows.
Witty conversation into the smallest hours.

You can share the deepest secrets of your soul
And the darkest desires of your heart.
All your fears, all your hopes.

But, if you were born without that vital spark,
Some tiny missing piece of character,
And personality.

Then all you can do is lie between your teeth,
Run before the wind,
And pray you can fake it long enough.

Because no-one will love you for your honesty.

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29 Responses to ALL – Angst Poetry returns to RiotACT
Spam Box Spam Box 8:12 pm 26 May 09

Actually JB I liked your poem and anyway, we’ve all been there. Hey it could have been worse, you could’ve sent her a mix tape!

You didn’t…did you? 😉

Danman Danman 8:11 pm 26 May 09

Dont ya just hate how the internet can come and bite you on the arse 4 years after the fact.. Home my emo pics are no longer circulating….

deezagood deezagood 7:59 pm 26 May 09

Skid resurrected this one – and I’m so glad he did.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 7:41 pm 26 May 09

johnboy said :

It’s an old thread.

Leave it alone people.

Dagnabbit. And I really liked Thumper’s quote too. Who resurrects old post, esp. ones this old, leading the masses astray?!

johnboy johnboy 6:47 pm 26 May 09

It’s an old thread.

Leave it alone people.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 6:37 pm 26 May 09

Thumper said :

Yeah Nik,

I forgot. Lyrics these days go something like this;

‘Oh baby baby,
yeah baby baby’
uh huh huh
oh baby’

And thats the verse!

Pool Room!

Granny Granny 6:29 pm 26 May 09

That’s kind of true and not true all at once.

rosebud rosebud 5:59 pm 26 May 09

lol (but jealous – I can’t write any poetry, blank or umm, not blank?)

Thumper Thumper 8:08 am 29 Jul 05


nope. I just laughed my head off. I could just see the Archie’s singing those lyrics!

And you’re right, its not R&B, that is an insult to all the real R&B/ Motown artists.

johnboy johnboy 7:40 am 29 Jul 05

Thank you all for your kind words.

Any and all comparisons to The Smiths are greatly appreciated. But I must confess I was listening to Belle and Sebastian at the time.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 4:40 pm 28 Jul 05

im clutching at straws again arent i??

Absent Diane Absent Diane 4:13 pm 28 Jul 05

Its funny because when you think about top 40 hip hop (refuse to use the term R&B) is so similar to bubblegum rock (a music genre well before my time) just throw in the odd expletive and threat of violence….

Oh Sugar (dadadada)
Oh Honey Honey (dadadada)
You are a skanky hoe and Im going to kneecap you

Thumper Thumper 3:30 pm 28 Jul 05

Yeah Nik,

I forgot. Lyrics these days go something like this;

‘Oh baby baby,
yeah baby baby’
uh huh huh
oh baby’

And thats the verse!

Thumper Thumper 3:15 pm 28 Jul 05

Speaking of which, I recently wrote a touching, deep, soulful poem that tugs at your heartstrings and brings grown men to tears. It goes like this…

Oh Shapelle
you are in hell
in your bag the drugs were tucked
so now you’re really f*cked


Maelinar Maelinar 3:07 pm 28 Jul 05

I think you’ll find the missing piece of character was impounded by the Indonesians at Denapasar Airport.

Well that’s if Queensland Girls are to be included which comes during a later post…

Bulldog, nothing wrong with former beauty students come celebrity prisoners or their sisters, but god help them if they ever look like their mom.

Although I’ve only just traded hillbilly for white trash haven’t I ?

Nik_the_Pig Nik_the_Pig 2:49 pm 28 Jul 05

Nah, that was the early 90’s, Nirvana and all that.

Thumper Thumper 2:43 pm 28 Jul 05

Turn it into songs lyrics!

Angst lyrics are all the go these days are they not?

RandomGit RandomGit 2:38 pm 28 Jul 05

Remove the mystery and you kill the adventure. You have to save honesty till after the wedding. But by then you’re both fucked anyway. 😛

bulldog bulldog 1:42 pm 28 Jul 05

I thought it was good, but terubo is onto something about the Smiths… Sort of whiny and self pitying in an elequant turn of phrase. JB, were you listening to Placebo with that bottle of red?

I hate to go against the grain but in my experience trying to hookup with hillbillies can only end in misery. Knowing that you can never marry because you aren’t related tends to weigh upon a relationship.

gingermick gingermick 11:44 am 28 Jul 05

Why did I not heed your warning to give it a miss?

Nausea overcometh me.

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