Someone is going to bring the fire to the Standpipe tomorrow. It's the Standpipe Summer Slam Finale & Open Mic. This free event will be at the Standpipe Coffee House at (testing, testing) 123 S 1st St. in beautiful downtown Lufkin. Be there tomorrow, Friday August 3rd from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, cause it's on.

The Summer Of Slam is going out with a bang as things get real in downtown.  Admission is free, and they are really bringing it with a $100 cash prize, and they even have a gas stipend for out of town poets. Plus, the winner gets a paid feature at a Tyler and Dallas event.

They are hoping this is their biggest open mic, and poetry slam yet. Artists will be there with books, pictures, and t-shirts. So bring some cash to show your love and support. Contact Mike Guinn at (972) 704-5001 for more on the event.

Last year when they had this poetry event, I had really thought about entering. All this talk of poetry has got me feeling inspired. I'm going to write a simple poem right now, and you can let me know what you think in the comments below.

You don't have to be a warrior, a gamer, or an athlete.
To see a new world in which you can compete.
With cash on the line, and a trophy to boot,
I'll tap into my creative side, and take home the loot.
This poem's not great, and probably doesn't need to rhyme,
If you could do better, well, I've got some time.

So post your opinion of my amateur try
Just don't hurt my feelings, because I will cry." ~ Dan Patrick