February 14th, 2014

Babelfishing Poetry: "Participation, Actually"

Babelfishing Poetry: "Participation, Actually"

Hello, lovely to see you, so glad you've popped by my simple little blog!  I've got some fresh Babelfishing poetry for you, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, adjust the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

Ah, Valentine's Day.  Romance and love, big commodities in our culture.  The media will make sure we don't lose sight of that today, not for one nanosecond.  An Internet acquaintance of mine posted some musings on "what is love," which brought to mind Haddaway's Eurodance hit song "What Is Love," which I only knew about via the Saturday Night Live "Roxbury Guys" sketches, and which the Babelfishing process attempts to answer here today (watch video here).  Enjoy. 

Participation, Actually

Charity this year?
No, no.
The boy felt no harm.

I know what I'm doing.
I love it but he does not.
How is this done?
What are the good and the bad?

Oh, I know I have to.
Do you know what needs to be done?
You're the only one I know.
Do not force it.

And, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, hey, 100.

Participation, actually.
It is a way of life
when we need one.
Why not?

What's this?
I was injured.