I wonder why most poems are so God damn sad
Filled with questions that don’t have answers
Why do poets need a shoulder to cry on
Preferring tears instead of laughter.
Is there guilt in feeling joyous
Is that the reason it’s so rarely expressed
Your poems with their depressing topics
Are tiresome boring at best
This began long ago in Ancient Greece
Where they so enjoyed the pain of others
Every play or story resulted in tragedy
Or ended with the sons marrying their mothers
Next time you ask me my opinion of your poem.
Filled with heartache death and misery
Don’t think me rude or sarcastic
When I answer “It was all Greek to me.”
On an unseasonably cool July morning in Chicago, equivalent to David Copperfield, Judge Santiago Burdon was born on a Friday. The Bronte sisters, Keats, Burns and Dickens inspired his study of English Literature. He attended Universities in the United States, London and Paris directing his focus on Victorian novels and authors. His short stories and poems have been featured in; The Remnant Leaf, Stay Weird and Keep Writing, Independent Writer's Podcast, Spillwords, The Beatnik Cowboy, Down in the Dirt Magazine, The Raven Cage, Eskimo Pie, Across The Margin, Story Pub, Scarlet Leaf Review, Horror Sleaze Trash, The Stray Branch and Anti-Heroin Chic. "Stray Dogs and Deuces Wild Cautionary Tales" the first book from Santiago was published by HST Publishing in January. He is presently engaged in finishing his book "Imitation of Myself." A non-fiction story encompassing his experiences as a drug runner for a Mexican Cartel. He celebrated his 66th birthday last July and lives modestly in Costa Rica.