“In Homage to Lord Byron” by Kenneth Vincent Walker

“Mad, bad and dangerous”
Thy silvery tongue smooth,
His angelic countenance
Has now entered the room.

The ladies in waiting, they
Drop to the floor all whilst
The gentlemen are debating
On whom you’ve loved more.

A poet pristine, a catapulted
Commoner to aristocracy.
An overnight sensation, and
Sparkler amongst mediocrity.

An intensely passionate life
Without limits or constraints,
Tho rumors of depravity swirl
Amid insanity and complaints.

“Mad, bad and dangerous”
Thy silvery tongue smooth,
His angelic countenance
Has now exited the room.




Kenneth Vincent Walker is a “New Formalist” poet, spoken word artist, performer, and author of Borderline Absurd (An Exercise in Rhyme and Reason), published by Poem Sugar Press 2015. Kenneth also has two new books that are being published by Poem Sugar Press and Concrete Mist Press respectively, and are slated to be released by the end of the year.

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