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A Word From Gonzo

Atlantic city had been a haze of slot machines and watred down drinks and loud nightclubs
that often  remendedme what disney land  could have been ifthatdam mouse wasntallowed 
to take over.

Never trust a talking rat.
 I had to go through a hellof a divorce because of it.
Good thing her brother was a lawyer cause  I might have
actully had something left oh well things are overrated like indoor living.
it's hell gettinga good internet connection in a tent.

But enough  time traveling  i had more important issues at hand
like my return and some unpaid parking tickets and that whole 
court case nonsense your place of business  burns down for the fifth time
and people all wanna  get uptight  hey i preffer to moron my lose 
in a casino they said i shoudnt be alone so  im just taking doctors orders.

But i had a deadline and it was almost happy hour the library was gonna be packed.
The subject   true art and  cenorship.
The world around us is totatl chaos so how could you restrict how people expressed 

Heaven forbid little tommy reads a bad word 
while him and and his best friend huff paint  
dear jesus man and i hope they dont play a violent video game.
Sure susan  go  have random sex with guys of fthe internet 
but dont read no cuss word on a poetry wed site 
you just might drop dead where you stand.

Its kinda like running a asylum and pretending that everyone there
isnt totally nuts.
No sir lets ignore the real world cause lord knows people 
cant filp on the tv   and see murder rape fires and war ya gotta 
love kids programing.

You cant restrict art for if it"s all the same cookie cutter stuff.
Then is it truley art or just a pretty dellusion.
Ignore the world and it'll run you over.

Life good bad  traggic is ment to be shared 
the secrets of the soul can rattle in that closet till 
madness breaks that perfect image we put.
but what I know.

Never restrict your mind for you will sufficate the soul.
stay proud and crazy forever 
Dr Gonzo

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  1. Date: 7/26/2010 4:51:00 AM
    Hello John, how are you Nice pull together you got here. Sorry!!!, but i found humor in your write. It only leads my mind ("If Only") yes Dr.Gonzo. The time the travel sound good. Fix problems not possssssibleeee. Enjoyed your poem John, have a cool one,..p.d.

  1. Date: 7/17/2010 6:01:00 PM

  1. Date: 7/12/2010 5:31:00 PM
    Oh, you had me laughing, John!! Really like the line: "Never restrict your mind for you will sufficate the soul." Sooo true. It's so nice to see you posting here again. Welcome back, my friend. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/12/2010 2:43:00 PM
    Enjoyed this write today. Please check out my latest criminals part 3 when you have time.. ofcourse the story isn't true. Have a great day.

  1. Date: 7/12/2010 12:10:00 PM
    Hi John :) Glad to see you back & thanks for dropping by my poem :) -- and hmm you do make some valid points here, very interesting & haha had to laugh at that-- yeah never trust a talking rat!!--definitely agree with you about not restricting our minds-- see you around & enjoy your day! --nikko :)

  1. Date: 7/12/2010 11:14:00 AM
    Power punches throughout this Narrative Gonzo.. hope your ride is over now and u are back on solid ground... and that it does not affect your production of Poetry Pub.. life in reality ...and realistic terms my friend.. sorry for your loses but such is turns for the worse only to get much better as time goes on... I just returned from Hawaii with my LUV and we are headed to Italy the middle of August.. LUV never takes a holiday.. with luv

  1. Date: 7/12/2010 10:50:00 AM
    I couldn't agree with you more about censorship. Really dig the line, "Ignore the world and it'll run you over." Funny how people push for censorship on poetry, then go watch the 11:00 O'Clock news, looking at piles of burning bodies and another gang rape, while their grand-kids play Grand-theft Auto, huffing glue in the garage?~Chris