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Poetry and commentary on poetry by Antone Roundy


Copyblogger is running a haiku writing contest and giving away a MacBook Air, Product Launch Formula 2.0, and the Teaching Sells online training program. I want the MacBook!

To that end, I've written a "morphing" haiku -- each line of the haiku morphs into the next, taking me from writing the haiku on line one...
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I won! In Bubble Wrap had a quick contest today to see who could send in the first iBW-themed haiku, the winner getting a copy of The Big Moo. Here's my entry, which turned out to be first:

Sleep awakens my

floating world of ecstasy

bathed in Bubble Wrap

The "floating world", or "ukiyo" in...
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Here are lame, atrocious bills-

Bogus bills!

Of attempt at trickery, their stationery smells!

With a sneaky sneer of spite

How they seem almost alright!

To unlucky souls they say

"Here's what you must pay, pay,

Send it soon."

Cleptomaniacs appealing for the money of the crier,

It's a bad, bad, bad extortion by...
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Again, apologies to Edgar Allen Poe :-)


Read the moldy water bills,

Grimy bills!

What a world of drippiness their damp content refills!

Dew on barmy head alights

How the drippings give me frights!

From the liquid-schmiquid drops,

And my plugged drain,

What a limpid puddle plops

'Neath a turtle's belly flops, while she...
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(Apologies to Edgar Allen Poe)


Tear the envelopes, read the bills-

Stupid bills!

What a world of melancholy their advent instills!

Oh they stink, stink, stink,

In my icy grip of fright!

While the stars revolve, I think,

How the hell I'll eat and drink

With my bank balance so light;

They are slime,...
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Troubled mind

Axe to grind

Future defined

National pain

Hopeful refrain

Ethnic distain

Aryan mythology

Synaptic topology

Goodbye doxology

Political games

Global flames

Faceless names

One man's junk

Is another man's treasure.

I've laid out my junk,

So, what's your pleasure?

I've got CDs

And videos.

You've got a new baby?

I've got baby clothes.

Here are some parts

From old computers,

And books on tape

For you commuters.

How 'bout a loveseat,

Or a kitchen chair?

A waffle iron,...
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A private invitation

From someone I don't know

Arrived in my in box today

I didn't read it though.

Cuz I was busy checking out

Hot tips on penny stocks

I'd gotten from three strangers

Opportunity knocks!

I thought I'd spend the riches

That would soon come rolling in

On a logo for my company,...
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Looking after number one--

The more I work, the more gets done.

...the more I do, the more he asks--

I'll add it to my list of tasks.

My list consists of four main parts:

With urgent tasks is where it starts--

Important first, and then less so.

Below is where non-urgents go.

Non-urgent, but...
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There once was a man named Antone,

Who, to write poems, was known.

Subscribe to my feed,

To my poems read,

And please keep it down when you groan.

Okay, so the first poem in Poeticalizationism doesn't live up to the subtitle: "Do you believe in living beautifully?" My intention is to post new poems...
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