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We Danced

I penned a couplet for you today.
Rather, a quill manipulated
my hand and scrawled mendacity.
The misanthrope's who read the ode
applauded with flippers on.

Such insight. Such depth.

Mussolini meets Monet and
the Mephistopheles Mambo mounts.
Call me a scribe and I murder myself.
Call me a liar and I impregnate your charm.

I purposely dislocated my arm today.
Rather, your tongue severed bone
and flesh was torn from my shoulder;
a needed braised boomerang
to stimulate my poetic prowess.

Such clarity. Such wisdom.

Lenin leads Lichtenstein and
the Lucifer Lindy is launched.
Call me a poet and I gnarl my fingers.
Call me a fabulist and I bow to a crooked smile.

A jellyfish swam through my veins today.
Rather, the tentacles of a tyrant
triggered a fabricated Tanka.
Maudlin stumbles when I laugh alone -
more comedic when we cackle together.

Such simplicity. Such compassion.

Bundy befriends Berchtold and
the Beelzebub Bossa Nova begins.
Call me a dramatist and I gag upon reflection.
Call me a simpleton and your wishes are granted.

I solemnly yearn to expire today.
Rather, a fool fires in a fury
and a mannequin lies in his casket.
The curse you've driven towards me -
a combination menu
when a lone Woolf inconspicously
devours a battered Browning.

Such diversity. Such nothingness.

Stalin seduces Seurat and
the Satanic Samba softly swoons.
Call me a parodist and I choke upon perfection.
Call me a realist when I'm sleeping on nails.





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  1. Date: 2/25/2011 11:00:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved win John in Chris D. Aechtner's contest "For The Sake Of Free Verse". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/23/2011 10:35:00 AM

    Wow, always amazing, John. Congratulations on you very fine and deserving win. Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 8:32:00 AM

    Good to see you at the top John. Congratulations on your inspiring Free verse and it honored third place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 6:13:00 PM

    Hi John, Many congrat's on your WIN. I must confess, I am still trying to grasp the entire meaning of this one and will get back to you. Lainie.

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 4:25:00 PM

    Congratulations on the third place win in the contest of Chris, John

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 9:20:00 AM

    oozing with dancing notes,john.. what whooper with my special KUDOS to you! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 9:11:00 AM

    John, what a write!! Congratulations on your win in Chris's contest, :-) love and hugs Wilma

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 6:51:00 AM

    Congrats John on your grand win in the free verse contest my friend.. enjoy another chart topping win luv..

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 2:59:00 AM

    Such beauty in this vivid poem John. many congrats for this win

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 1:14:00 AM

    Quite a write. Congratulations on winning with this entry in the contest.

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 12:47:00 AM

    Well done, congrats on this unique portrait of evils boogie down

  1. Date: 2/19/2011 10:27:00 PM

    Super congrats on your awesome win, John-- this sure is food for thought-- really enjoyed reading through each line of your great poem-- :)

  1. Date: 2/19/2011 9:00:00 PM

    John, thank you for entering this strong, wonderfully quirky and fantastic poem!Very socially aware. Enjoyed this poem a lot~Chris

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 10:38:00 AM

    Please get as many people as possible to read Hush Missing Child <3

  1. Date: 10/4/2009 6:31:00 AM

    Amazing poetry, Congrats John!! Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 10/2/2009 12:32:00 PM

    Three great poems, best of luck in the next round...Raul

  1. Date: 9/30/2009 5:15:00 AM

    Again, Congratulations, John! Best of luck in the finals with theses three beautifuly penned poems! Love, Robin

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 6:10:00 PM

    Another winner....and I see one more!! Outstanding!!!

  1. Date: 8/29/2009 8:11:00 AM

    This is a wonderful, awesome… poem, worth featuring..; I love every bit of it. You are such a great poet. Please keep writing and congrats on your poem being featured this week. Hope to read more of your wonderful poems. You are great John! you are on of those i celebrated in my poem titled "Top twenty super souper" Adeleke

  1. Date: 8/28/2009 5:05:00 PM

    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week>>James

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 3:19:00 PM

    It's nice to see your work again, John! Congratulations on your featured poem, and hope your other writing is going well!! :)

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 12:34:00 PM

    Congratualtions on being featured this week! Great poem! ~Trudy~

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 10:01:00 AM

    Great write, John! Congrats on having your poem featured this week. Ruben.

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 8:29:00 AM

    John,..congrats on a great poem being featured this week !! james

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 7:54:00 AM

    Very interesting and thought provoking poem, John. Congrats on being featured. Krista

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 6:27:00 AM

    John Congratulations on your featured poem of the week! Great write as always! Love Laura :)

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 3:18:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week John. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 1:58:00 AM

    congratulations on your featured poem, God bless you from diane

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 12:08:00 AM

    Congrats on your feature poem this week John.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 1:36:00 AM

    A great poem John...Penned with great power...Always... Farah

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