I am humbled and honored to have been a part of the All About Eve Festival of the Arts at the West End Arts Center in Long Branch, NJ. There was some great talent there last night!
Super special thanks to Gregg Glory (Gregg G. Brown) who coordinated the event with Emanuel DiPasquale.
Forty-one poems were selected for the reading.
Mine was “All About Eve”
All About Eve
All about Eve?
What about me?
In a superficial society.
Keeping up with Beyonce
Spending at your local foods
People are so freakin’ rude
Pushing shop carts into butts
Let their kids do what they want.
Monopolize the conversation
It’s better than a sex sensation
Demean others, even your friends
The main thing is to “win, win, win.”
Do it daily, do it loud
Do it often so you feel proud
Raise your kid the same way
She’s a princess every day
Problems in the world we see
Ignorance, sickness, poverty
Change would be nice, if only …
Yet we still chant, “Me! Me! Me!”
And, you know, it’s nothing new,
Eve was all about “me” too.
Back then it was forbidden fruit,
Now it’s Botox to stay cute.
Charlton Heston, was once the rage, uh-huh
No one cares what Moses claimed; uh-huh
And the ME goes on. And the ME goes on.
Copyright 2017, Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta
All rights reserved.
Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta is an award-winning journalist, author, and public speaker. Her third book, “The Gypsy Smiled” is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Gypsy-Smiled-Maryanne-Christiano-Mistretta-ebook/dp/B074VC7MT9