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You Have To Shut Up

they lurk in corners, safe and dark
until they decide to growl and bark
then point an ugly old crooked finger
spittle drooling on the chin, they linger

arguing any point for arguments sake
no sense do they ever seem to make
they pretend to be a master know-it-all
a braying donkey left too long in its stall

always insisting to have the last word
looking like fools, they are quite absurd
these egotistic imbeciles act quite spastic
the pretenders who are all made of plastic

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 12/4/2017 6:57:00 AM
Love this poem my friend. I am always in the dark when it comes to how things work at the Soup. I just wish greater kindness would be shown to what some ""think"" are --""lesser poets"".. and therefore not worthy. Sad that such activities,etc. , drove my dear friend Peter Duggan away and several other friends too.
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Date: 7/3/2017 7:37:00 PM
loved it Lin......sounds like a picture of someone I saw once........Seren
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/3/2017 7:49:00 PM
Thanks, Seren. Is that picture on a Wanted poster?
Date: 7/3/2017 5:36:00 AM
"a braying donkey left too long in its stall" What a classic line Lin! This was great humor for me to say good night with. Cheers, Connie
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/3/2017 5:51:00 AM
good night to you, sweet friend. Thank you.
Date: 7/3/2017 5:29:00 AM
Mmmm I can think of some people like this. Funny write Lin
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/3/2017 5:51:00 AM
Thank you very much, Elizabeth, your comment made me smile.
Date: 7/3/2017 3:23:00 AM
Many congrats on POTD C Lin wink wink:-) hugs jan xx
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/3/2017 4:42:00 AM
Thank you, Jan. I'm honored to have been 'selected' by human thought instead of machine, as the very first recipient. ;-)
Date: 7/2/2017 11:04:00 PM
Peaches, there must be something wrong with my computer. It shows Mike with the POTD. Oh well, is your bite worse than your bark? Very funny with a hint of spite. Tasty:) If you won something, Congratulations. I'm a fan:)
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Date: 7/7/2017 11:14:00 PM
POTD_C is on PoetrySoupChat!!!!! A blog coming soon on it!
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/3/2017 4:40:00 AM
It's not potd, Danny. It's potd_c...I'll explain privately. HOWEVER, yesterday morning Dale's poem about Jan and Lin slaying a dragon was potd, then it was removed and Mike's poem was potd. TPS giveth and taketh away. It's supposed to be a random choice, so it's not really an honor.
Date: 7/2/2017 8:34:00 PM
I don't know how the around with huge heads they carry. Congrats on POTD_C
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/2/2017 9:27:00 PM
lol Thanks, Tim. They carry them in slings.
Date: 7/2/2017 7:48:00 PM
I love a good rant, Lin! Nicely done! Tao: Those who speak do not know; those who know do not speak! That's my rant for the day! Lol I see you made POTD too, congrats
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/2/2017 9:26:00 PM
Words of Wisdom, Wolf...ranting helps relieve certain frustrations. Thanks.
Date: 7/2/2017 7:13:00 PM
Congrats on POTD_C as well!! :)
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/2/2017 9:26:00 PM
and now that I know what POTD_C is, I humbly thank you and I'm honored.
Date: 7/2/2017 6:53:00 PM
Ahhhhh finally someone made me not only smile but actually laugh! Loved this!
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/2/2017 9:25:00 PM
Making you smile and laugh was worth the write. lol
Date: 7/2/2017 6:33:00 PM
Oh, I hear ya, sister! I know of a big, smelly, obnoxious dragon who was just like that; or is--the town folk might want some proof of purchase. Hmmmmm.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/2/2017 7:33:00 PM
I didn't think about a 2nd dragon. That opens up whole new vistas of opportunity! Thanks!!
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/2/2017 6:42:00 PM
I thought Jan and I slayed that dragon...is there another hangin' around?
Date: 7/2/2017 6:20:00 PM
ha ha ha - I think their surname is 'wright' and their christian name is 'always' lol:-) hugs Jan xx
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/2/2017 6:41:00 PM
Well then in that case two Wrights make them both wrong.