A poem dedicated to my punk self and heart of gold.
And also to Novala Takemoto and his Kamikaze Girls for their inspiration and motivation.
A Punk at Heart!
It's my backbone, it's my tattoo
and you've got no say of the punk in me
because you ain't my mother
who respects me and my punk heart.
It's a fire, it's a fury
and I wear it on my heart with pride.
You ask if I have any shame
and I gladly reply, "I have no shame!"
With the punk in me comes rebellion.
I'm a natural, after all
when I break the barrier and gain the gold.
Authority? Really now, what authority?
Rely on no one, take no bad breath.
This here, the punk heart in me
gives no damn about the standard.
Hear me, I know how to raise hell's backyard!
So I'm just a Punk at heart
My ears are out to the music of the world
My eyes shut to the floor below my feet
Listen, listen good, listen to me now
I'm simply just a Punk at heart!
April 17, 2010