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If we say something really sucks,
The meaning’s very clear,
For that expression, once improper,
Now’s a common smear.

But saying something sucks can be,
And I’ve not been imbibing,
A compliment – if it’s a vacuum
That one is describing.

So next time you hear someone say,
“Oh man, that really sucks!”
Make sure a Hoover’s not around
Before releasing clucks.

Copyright © ilene bauer

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  1. Date: 9/16/2013 6:46:00 PM
    hahaha, you are a gem, Ilene. Love this one. and thanks again for pointing out those silly typos to me

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 12:02:00 PM
    You have SoupMail and perhaps you should check out my poem "If You Can't Stand the Heat" ;)

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 11:25:00 AM
    Very clever content and title! . So then saying this poem sucks would be a compliment :)

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    Date: 9/16/2013 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Tread lightly, Karen; sensitivity abounds! Gold Stars and "WELL DONE! scratch 'n' sniff" stickers are all that's allowed! Do you suppose they serve "humble pie" here, in addition to our Soup? lol Karen, how I adore thee; let me count the ways! ;)
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 4:21:00 AM
    Oh dear....You are funny! ;) Extremely funny! Sweet lady, you! Hugs!

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 3:45:00 PM
    My kind of poetry, Ilene. Very clever. Thank you for your comments on my posting. You re too kind. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 3:23:00 PM
    It sucks, it blows, it's all mixed up. Sometimes it don't make sense. But usually it's not construed to being on the fence. :)

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 3:16:00 PM
    Wonderful ilene. Love it. Reminds me of the old Electolux add. "Nothing sucks like Electroux"