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THE S WORD, COLLABORATION WITH LIN LANE

I mustn’t write it in a poem                 
someone will moan if I do
It begins with s and ends in t
perhaps it’s a load of pooh

But if I inscribe it in a poem
someone may tell me to hush
It begins with s and ends in t
this dirty word I'd have to flush

If it's submitted in a poem    
some may think it'll burst a bubble
it begins with s and ends in t
and belongs in a pile of rubble

You can't overlook it in a poem
It's obvious when you see it
it begins with s and ends in t
One word that displays no wit

When I see it written in a poem
I balk. It makes me want to puke
It begins with s and ends in t
and is the reason for my rebuke

thanks for joining me with this poem Lin, we both abhor seeing swearing in poems and will never use the s word ourselves:-)x

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Date: 12/13/2018 7:49:00 AM
Jan, both you and Lin did a great job writing this rhyming poem, I loved your humor !
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Date: 12/7/2018 9:55:00 AM
Beautiful, beautiful, so beautiful and as always, your pen writes in the language of kings through a naturally flowing ink.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 12/8/2018 4:04:00 AM
Thanks:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/1/2018 6:41:00 PM
I know, I know...it is soot! Right? Haha. You two are great! Love this playful collaboration. Mahalo, Connie : ) xxoo
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 12/3/2018 4:06:00 PM
Thanks so much for dropping by, yes soot is a dirty word indeed lol:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 11/30/2018 12:16:00 AM
This is the sweetiest succinct spiritualist solemnest significant salient standout poem I have read in a long time, why it could be made into a sonnet
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arthur vaso
Date: 11/30/2018 2:29:00 AM
I want to learn how to write sonnets, maybe Lin can teach me!!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/30/2018 1:20:00 AM
lol Art :-) I shy away from sonnets - makes me want to hurl Platos lol but Lin is excellent at the form!:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/29/2018 9:38:00 PM
That's a bunch of spit - right? You are talking about spit, I'm sure!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/30/2018 1:19:00 AM
Oh I want to spit when I see it Curtis lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/29/2018 7:45:00 PM
sheeoot...oops sorry man...s and t!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/30/2018 1:19:00 AM
ha ha:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 11/29/2018 5:27:00 PM
you never use it, huh? shit why not?? hahahaha (oh I just saw again, you said you never use it "in a poem") I would love to see how a Brit pronounces it!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/30/2018 1:18:00 AM
I'd use it in a comment Rico lol:-) hugs Jan xx
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Rico Leffanta
Date: 11/29/2018 6:27:00 PM
Oops! Correction! Jan said she would never use, "it" in a poem! Aloha! Rico
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/29/2018 5:56:00 PM
We say sh*t but I have a friend who says sh*te - he wrote a poem about it and performed it on stage and his aunt was so disgusted she walked out of the performance!:-) hugs Jan xx
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Lin Lane
Date: 11/29/2018 5:53:00 PM
Wrong word
Date: 11/29/2018 11:53:00 AM
What does an old worn out dirty shirt have to do with anything? I have a few I wear to work out in the yard and they both look like s**t. : ) This was fun Jan
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/30/2018 1:18:00 AM
I am glad to see you found Lin had posted her poem too:-) It was such fun writing this:-) hugs jan xx
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Chris Green
Date: 11/29/2018 3:38:00 PM
Ooops. : )
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Lin Lane
Date: 11/29/2018 1:25:00 PM
I read your P.S., Mr. Green, and now I see who rates in the top spot on your friend's list. hmmm (wink)
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Chris Green
Date: 11/29/2018 11:54:00 AM
P.S. pass my thoughts on to Lin as well. You know, we can't comment on too many poems on this site.
Date: 11/29/2018 11:08:00 AM
But what is bad is when you use a legitimate word and they put stars between the letters. I was using a synonym for strange and my poem showed q...r. So I changed the poem but was not happy. Love your collaboration, dear poet!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/30/2018 1:17:00 AM
Oh it is irritating Kim! I sometimes use the s word if that happens lol, I've not used queer but have used pussy and had to make it pussycat:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/29/2018 10:20:00 AM
Wow, great collaboration, Jan and Lin! It flowed perfectly and had me smiling throughout. It's great to find a collaborating partner. Congrats! Hugs, Carolyn PS-"Shoot" also begins with "s" and ends with "t" and people here in the South use it in place of the other word quite often. Has a folksy sound to it.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/30/2018 1:15:00 AM
I'll have to be careful if I use shoot in a poem lol:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 11/29/2018 10:06:00 AM
Hi Jan, wonderful collaboration by you both. I can't be doing with bad language and certain words in poetry. There is never any need for it. I love the content. Kudos to you both. have a wonderful Thursday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/30/2018 1:14:00 AM
Thanks so much Mike, my hubby refuses to listen to poetry with swear words in it :-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/29/2018 9:52:00 AM
Love it! <3
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/30/2018 1:13:00 AM
Cheers Mo:-) hugs Jan xx