Today’s a bit of a cheat as Tim Minchin is better known for his comedy acts than his poetry. But it’s always been a dream of mine to recite “Storm” in front of a crowd during a poetry night; however, the only poetry nights I attend these days are the ones hosted by my employer. I don’t see me keeping my job if I did that.
I originally heard the beat poem in the live recording of his show “Ready for This?,” which I stumbled upon on YouTube one afternoon several years ago. Since then, it’s become a book (which I didn’t know about) and an animated movie (which I did know about).
If you wanna watch telly, you should watch Scooby Doofrom Storm
That show was so cool
Because every time there was a church with a ghoul
Or a ghost in a school
They looked beneath the mask and what was inside?
The fucking janitor or the dude who ran the waterslide
Because throughout history
Ever solved has turned out to be