Charlie Sheen and poetic justice?

Okay, I thought I was just sort of being crazy when I recently wrote that you should gather up all your Charlie Sheen stuff and list it on eBay.

Crazy like a shark.

A book of poems Sheen self-published some 20 years ago entitled—and I’m not making this up—“A Peace of My Mind,” is doing quite well on eBay. When I checked it, seven bids had pushed the slim volume up to nearly $600. An autographed copy of the same poetry book with a starting bid of $2,000 didn’t have any takers so far.

I offer my own Charlie Sheen poem:

Roses are red

Charlie’s gone mad

before all of this

just his acting was bad.

When I did a search for “Charlie Sheen” I got more than 12,000 items found on eBay. While it’s true that the United States has lost a great deal of its manufacturing to Third World nations where the average yearly wage is $12.42, there is one segment of manufacturing where we still dominate:

T- shirts designed to cash in on celebrity burnouts.

 There are currently about 8,000 Charlie Sheen t-shirts on eBay.

And they say Americans don’t show initiative any more.


By the way, I’d love to hear your Charlie Sheen poetry, especially haiku.


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