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Ode to the Poet Who Writes Only to Piss People Off

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Ode to the Poet Who Writes Only to Piss People Off

All hail to thee love, your swave "eh" intrigues me.
Your embattlements stack like wet cordwood
upon the pile of used newspapers in my outhouse,
making the use of a corn cob most appealing.
I feel the need of purification, rejuvenation by fire.
Like holding a match under your out stretched eyelid
or maybe, just maybe sweeter, a cold sore
on the inside of your lip; so neat on a dinner date.
At least these things are real. 
The lip has to heal, which it can do even if left alone.
Not like made-up words which have no direction,
no qualitative analysis, and no meaning 
in the perceived circumstance or illustration.
Just made-up words which fit a line,
and you call it poetry? 
You schmooze a line of B. S. at the reader, 
in trite cliché and rusted phrasal tone,
riding the pretense of the sublime
and you call that poetry?
But then geezzz...? what can you expect
from someone whose only goal
is to piss someone off?

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  1. Date: 9/13/2012 6:35:00 PM
    you know what some of them that don't even want to piss me off do.

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 6:23:00 PM
    Dear Charles, Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. I bow to YOUR magic POETRY Know what I think the one YOU speak of has commented to me "Please do not be so lovey about the loss of your wife, if she died; find another one" that Pissed me off. Thank-YOU for YOUR Gracious Comments,they build my esteem Suberp Pen LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER, YOUR Eternal Liege...HG

  1. Date: 9/11/2012 6:14:00 PM
    LOL..okies there was an old man on the can/who said excuss me [rude noise]thank you mame!/ for what you call prosie/ I have a hosie/it's a shame folks peruse for this sham! ....Couldn't resist a wee bit of moral support for your moral indignation..so...[watch where you point that hose!] Light & Love Don Quiote

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 11:03:00 AM
    Great verse! That guy reminds me of the one who asked me to write an invisable poem...I did and never heard from him again. Another such person spends hours marking my poetry with very low scores on another site, presenting himself as dozens of other people. There is always one in every crowd. Glad you are speaking out against such lack of character. Cynthia

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 1:52:00 PM
    Hoping you continue to find the inspiration to write and share your outstanding poetry with us Charles. I enjoyed reading your poetry very much today. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 11:07:00 AM
    Interesting descriptive work..Speaks of someone's character..Sara

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 10:48:00 AM
    Chas, you did real good here. I know you aren't into writing 'slam', but this reads as a classy slam for me, as would be expected from a gentleman such as yourself. Slam isn't new -- poets have been 'slamming' each other for centuries. The classic 'slams' were more like this one; subtle riddles, instead of the blunt, in-your-face modern style. A few character assassinations done in a more concise manner, hold far more weight than 100 flippant ones.

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 10:13:00 AM
    I'm glad I read this, Charles. I love poems that speak to me, whatever the topic; "just made-up words", will never be poetry. Hope all is well. Love, annalise

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 10:04:00 AM
    I dont know who this writer is...but the line "and you call that poetry.[?]"...it "fits me"! LOL! Amusing poem, Charles.

    O. Avatar Ruben O.
    Date: 9/6/2012 11:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    : ) "When we become aware of our humility, we've lost it." (Unknown)
    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson
    Date: 9/6/2012 10:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No, far from your writes big boy. You may put on an act, but you do not fool me. You are very articulate when you want to be.
  1. Date: 9/6/2012 7:02:00 AM
    funny write!!

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 10:57:00 PM
    I think I know who you are describing in this writing. I laughed as I read this.