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Up Your Asterisk

I’m not a fan of censorship
But there should be no risk
When writing of a body part
To use an asterisk.

When not used as a swear-word,
Which might garner a tsk-tsk,
A mention of a tush should not
Require an asterisk.

We’re grown-ups here and therefore
Criticism should be brisk
When chosen words are censored:
Shove it up your asterisk!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 2/17/2019 12:01:00 PM
Right "where the sun don't shine"! Bravo, Ilene. I once was censored...on another site...when I tried to use a certain Greek philosopher's name. Apparently Heraclitus didn't realize how much trouble those four innocent letters...in the middle of his name...would cause a poor aspiring poet in centuries to come.
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Date: 2/15/2019 2:48:00 PM
Oh yes, I'm with you! The people at poetry headquarters are either super prudes or fanatically religious when they asterize (my word) a body part used by everyone these days, including presidents and congressmen, though they'd lie the hypocrites! / M
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Date: 2/13/2019 7:14:00 PM
Very funny. Like that you got tsk tsk in there.
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Date: 2/13/2019 10:29:00 AM
This is so precious, Ilene. Way to give it to 'em!! Instant FAVE for me. Still laughing really hard! :) gw
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Date: 2/12/2019 5:17:00 PM
Oh, wow! LOL! Love this, Ilene. Janice
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Date: 2/12/2019 9:42:00 AM
Hahaha. Ha. Love it. Wish I'd have thought of it Ilene. They've censored me too many times now. The B word used correctly; spun k used to describe a child; the list goes on of censored words. LOL I wrote The Soup and they said too bad. No plans to make exceptions from them. Wonderful use of an Asterisk Ilene. LOL "This is our fighterisk song"
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Date: 2/11/2019 6:41:00 PM
Certainly the best title of 2019 thus far! Well done otherwise! Aloha! Rico
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Date: 2/11/2019 6:17:00 PM
Hi irene nice write, my friend made me laugh. Have a great day....Peter
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Date: 2/11/2019 4:32:00 PM
Very funny, Ilene. Superbly worded.
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Date: 2/11/2019 3:09:00 PM
hahaha. I second that emotion!! So how many movie theaters do YOU visit per week, my fellow movie lover? I would just love being in the big Apple and able to see all KINDS of movies!!
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Date: 2/11/2019 2:03:00 PM
Clever and fun Ilene.. you really know how to use your *
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Date: 2/11/2019 1:58:00 PM
Haha, well said ilene.
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