Dark Poetry Reading: The Waiting Room by Richard Rensberry

Poetry performed by Geoff Mays

Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

The theme is media propaganda and prejudice.

What motivated you to write this poem?

We live in dark times. I was sitting in my dentist’s waiting room and this obnoxious TV person was spewing vindictive political attacks as news. People were sitting there watching and listening as if this person’s biased opinions were somehow important. I found it absurd that anyone would take this guy seriously and wrote the poem.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I have been writing poetry for 52 years.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

If it was in the near future I’d have dinner with Donald Trump because I want to help him succeed. I have many valuable ideas.

What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

Your preconceived came into my sphere of influence on that particular day so I sent the piece in.

Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

I write all the time. I am a children’s book author. I have published several books including poetry.

What is your passion in life?

I live it. Everything I do is a passion.