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for prohibition
« on: October 07, 2009, 05:57:49 AM »
for prohibition by the
Commission for the Regulation of Amateur Poetry (CRAP)

any and all colour
any and all celestial bodies
              (or descriptions thereof)

any and all beaches,
forests, cities, oceans, birds,
beasts, critters and

any and all dictators
(especially German ones),
despots, or the
             offspring of God
any and all dirty habits,
guilty secrets or
             sexual peccadilloes

any and all rows,
divorces, deaths, famines,
wars, droughts
             and other
joyous occasions

the personal pronoun,
the past tense

the past in general

any and all foodstuffs,
personal grooming products
              or bodily fluids

any and all natural disasters,
ecological phenomena or
weather systems
              (especially thunderstorms)

any and all memoir

got that?

now write
your bloody poem
« Last Edit: October 07, 2009, 05:59:40 AM by randolph »

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Re: for prohibition
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2009, 07:10:54 AM »
Very good. Amusing and well written.

Personally I would have liked deviant sexual proclivities instead of sexual peccadilloes; but ho hum.
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Re: for prohibition
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2009, 08:13:45 AM »
bingo!  excellent!  good stuff!
Since 1970 John's published 2 novels, 18 books of poetry, and had more than 1,300 poems published in mags around the world.   His new book, (his 20TH) called CAN'T STOP NOW! is available here:

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Re: for prohibition
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2009, 10:35:26 AM »
agree with john!  although i do like Mark's sex bit.

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Re: for prohibition
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2009, 11:04:19 AM »
brilliant - loved it! ;D
"You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet." - Kafka

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Re: for prohibition
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2009, 03:25:48 PM »
Can't really accept prohibition.

Like it, Randolph.
'The best things in life are free.'

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Re: for prohibition
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2009, 12:45:30 AM »
Hi Randolph,
came, read, hmmm. nodded, remembered my red necked lizard, nodded again, stuck the pencil in my mouth , opened my eyes wide, smiled
I do not have
a bloody
like this!
thanks Randolph( by the way that is my jealous rage)
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Re: for prohibition
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2009, 10:35:04 AM »
crikey if we all start being nice to each other how will we have any fun??   ;D

seriously, thanks for all the positive comments folks, very encouraging