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:
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.
You’ll encounter things that definitely will hurt.
You’ll be afraid of losing your shirt.
Some foolish words you’re going to blurt.
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)
©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).