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United Kingdom Of Whores

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United Kingdom Of Whores

I welcome you to this magic kingdom
Drowned in endorphins and stale perfume
To hide the stench of sweat but not shame
You're free to leave but you won't be the same

So grab a drink, have one of my fags
So many girls in glamourous rags
Fight 'til the sunlight on sticky floors
Tomorrow morning they'll regret it, of course

Forget your morals, you won't need them now
It makes more sense to follow the crowd
That seems so happy and carefree
Intoxicated is the way to be

There's nothing here, just hate and lust
Values I live for get ground to dust
Purity killed by one night romance
Loyalty doesn't have any chance

If you're looking to lose yourself
Leave your soul and brain on the shelf
And find yourself washed up on the shores
Of the United Kingdom of Whores

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  1. Date: 5/11/2012 12:48:00 PM
    very good keep it up

  1. Date: 5/1/2012 8:24:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the "Contemporary" contest Roman. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 11:37:00 AM
    This was very well written dear poet,congratulations.

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 3:47:00 PM
    Congratulations for winning. A very grim sumation of contemporary life. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 2:59:00 PM
    Well..there's alot of judgement going on in this write..makes one wonder..morals are particular to the society you live in, yes? Though I am not a citizen of the UK these sorts of behaviors seem to have been around since before the Roman Empire! It is hard to know what if anything to do about it, in the past it seems as if societies just let their youth blow off enough steam to kill themselves and so avoid any compitition with the powers that be? Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 12:04:00 PM
    The tone of the poem sounds a little sad and a little accusatory. I both hated and loved the nights I went our partying like that, rather ambivalent but am now glad I don't go. You really captured a feeling, or spirit.

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 8:39:00 AM
    how could i not read this, with this compelling title? awesome piece. I really liked the line "intoxicated is the way to be" congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 1/14/2012 6:21:00 PM
    I am no critic i.e. no training, but as an observer I think you have written and expressed what you wanted to express well! Kind regards, Brenda : )

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 6:27:00 PM
    The first 4 verses were absolutely captivating but the last verse was a bit too pushy sort of....out of context. Perhaps a softer ending verse would give this poem a fair chance in ratings and a sounder life....Just my opinion of course!

    Atkin Avatar Roman Atkin
    Date: 11/10/2011 4:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That would be due to the fact that this is a song lyric and the last stanza is the chorus so I changed the flow a bit! But thank you for your feedback :)
  1. Date: 11/9/2011 5:58:00 PM
    What a poem. It reminds me of the local bar where I go sometimes in my glamorous rags. I love that line. It makes me think how so many are looking for love even if just for the night. I think it is your title perhaps that maybe readers are unsure of. Well I think it is quite wonderful.

    Atkin Avatar Roman Atkin
    Date: 11/10/2011 4:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I did intent to somewhat shock with the title! And thank you :)