Pop Poetry #1

Poetry is in everyday life. Just like beauty it’s in the eye of the beholder. Every now and then in this space I’ll celebrate pop poetry in all its wonderful, ridiculous bright colours and profound power. If you have any suggestions please email away.

He was born Anthony Ray on August 12, 1963 in Seattle, Washington.

Butt to us he’s Sir Mix-A-Lot! (Get it?!)

Happy Birthday Sir Mix-A-Lot.

This is the man who in the early 90s gave the world the pleasurable poetry gift of Baby Got Back.

I like big butts and I can not lie
You other brothers can’t deny
That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist
And a round thing in your face
You get sprung

Keats couldn’t write a finer ode without assistance.

Or how about this observation:
Yeah, baby…when it comes to females, Cosmo ain’t got nothing to do with my selection.
36-24-36? Ha ha, only if she’s 5’3″

BAM! There it be.

To celebrate the booty in all it’s large wonderful glory is worthy of poetry.

Finally having it said on record (literally) Baby Got Back was a sky punch of support for all the men who echoed the single’s sentiments while freeing women from unrealistic physical beauty standards. It’d be crazy to expect a poem to achieve anything else.

Can music save the world? Maybe. Butt if a song makes you feel like you’re not alone, your world did just get saved.

Sir Mix-A-Lot you may not have topped Baby Got Back butt this gift to the world is more than enough.

Thank you!

Now: grab (with both hands) your best bootyed girl and dance:


Also published on Medium.

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