Day 2428: Spoiler Alert!

Spoiler alert!

I’m working on a new original song, called “Spoiler Alert!”

Spoiler alert! If you don’t want to know any of the lyrics before I finish writing “Spoiler Alert!”  please leave this post immediately or scroll down rapidly past this following section:

Spoiler Alert!

by Ann Koplow

I hear a lot of people avoiding spoilers,

They want to be surprised, their future disguised, they’ve said.

Those who reveal what’s coming for real are annoyers.

They don’t want to know, so please do not show what’s ahead.

I’m going to say I’ll be giving away future happenings.

If that’s your pet peeve, you have the option to leave any time.

Spoiler alert!

You’ll encounter things that definitely will hurt.

You’ll be afraid of losing your shirt.

Some foolish words you’re going to blurt.

Spoiler alert!

Nice people will sometimes be curt.

Someone you love will treat you like dirt.

You’ll eat too much of a fattening dessert.

You may have encountered some of these spoilers already.

Since that’s probably the case, I’ll continue my pace to reveal

Future things to occur, I’m reasonably sure and steady,

More spoiler alerts — not all of them hurts —  now coming your way.

Spoilers from me!

You’ll get something unexpected for free.

Cats and kites will get stuck up in a tree

You’ll see something that you’re happy to see.

(to be continued)

Β©Ann Koplow, 2019


Spoiler alert!  I want to finish that song before the first Friday in September, when I’ll be singing at my usual Open Mic in Arlington, Massachusetts. If I don’t make it, here’s another spoiler: I’ll be alert enough to sing another one of my original songs.

Spoiler alert! One of my photos from yesterday inspired one of those lines in “Spoiler Alert.” Are you alert enough to find it?












Spoiler alert!   There’s already a song titled “Spoiler Alert” by the incredible band They Might be Giants:


Spoiler alert!  Here are many thanks coming your way (and please don’t be afraid of being spoiled by my gratitude).




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20 thoughts on “Day 2428: Spoiler Alert!

  1. You might be a giant, too, Ann, with more and more witty songs like these. I do note the kite up the tree, sure, as well as thinking that dogs in your part of our world will be happier come the end of September.

  2. good luck finishing the song!

  3. I’m one of those people who doesn’t like spoilers. Sometimes my wife and I will go to a movie and she’ll buy the tickets and not tell me what we’re seeing. Ideally we’d get into the theater without me even knowing what we’re going to see. The first time I saw The Princess Bride it was made even more enjoyable by the fact that I knew nothing about it.
    Spoiler alert: I read your song lyrics because I was intrigued by the puzzle of what photo inspired a line and now I feel like a kite up a tree but it’s okay because there are more surprises to come.

    • I’m also one of those people who doesn’t like spoilers, Chris. In the 1980’s, when I was in film school, a professor was giving away plot points about a movie I hadn’t seen. Multiple times, I clearly asked him not to spoil the movie for me, but he kept revealing more and more. Eventually, I got up and left the classroom. A friend told me later that this professor looked puzzled and asked, “Where did she go?” Spoiler alert: my friend and I thought that professor was kind of a jerk.

  4. The kite in the tree was clearly in your spoiler alert, Ann πŸ™‚
    I’m looking forward to read the last of your song and I hope to be able to hear you sing it too.

  5. puella33

    My initial answer to the spoiler alert would have been the photo of the tree starting to change colors, hinting that Summer is almost over; but then I saw an eye sore in the photo with the banana peel on the ground. So, for me it’s the banana peel photo because it emits an ” I don’t give a damn” attitude. Happy Sunday to you, Ann πŸ™‚

  6. Great photos, I don’t mind spoilers

  7. Reblogged this on Vijayagiri views.

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  9. The photographs do not spoil the post

  10. Late to answer, but I did see the kite in the tree! The banana could have been dessert, but the spoiler was it was gone! πŸ™‚ I will look forward to the completed composition!

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