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  • Ricardo Thripp (7/27/2014 11:32:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Darkish features in the darkening; in the darkness and the darkling
    transport my chihuahua to a state of troubled growling & barking
    Nothing matters when your fur is matted and your rat's been ratted,
    your chats were previously chatted and your cat's been de-nutted

    Blondish hair coiffed ever so denounces me as 1 terrible starter
    as Apocalypse entails Tom Jones lapsing into “Devil's Daughter”
    In any Malayan kitchen to cook properly a macaque Rhesus diced
    one summons not the Spirits of Ramses, Mazda & Jesus H. Christ

    It ain't the squirming and the curdled milk and the hypnotism
    It ain't the grey squirrel-meat lunches and the iffy mysticism
    It's the cool way you sashay that make-a me beg & pray and so:
    Let's not shake hands because I ran out of toilet paper 2 weeks ago
    A brooding nature and abundance of piety and pity
    are connected to a band saw slip-up that left me with 1 nipple
    In the confines of prison a mean word and rape'll
    make you want for the passion of the sycamore & maple
    When you have an irritable bowel, anemia, dyspepsia & gout
    Who needs friends 2 weeks after the toilet paper runs out?

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    • ... Dog God 8hate (7/27/2014 2:38:00 PM) Post reply

      . . Thripp, Neruda always wrote in green ink ... even his sexually charged assailments on preachy practice. And so what? Can reality confer logic without its own view? Friend, Chihuahua is a s ... more

  • Ricardo Thripp (7/27/2014 8:45:00 AM) Post reply

    Reasoning with cops, appealing to their sense of honor
    & fairness, is as effective as reasoning with mobsters
    Like spitting rubber while boiling red lobsters
    or proclaiming poisoned lushes sexy pub stars
    Summer trespassed into autumn precipitating a short fall
    With the promise of a nipple-purpling winter in the long haul
    Reeling from bacon that's nutritionally vacant
    devoid of vitamins by plotters who are blatant
    in their disdain for Republican tenets of the Constitution
    these corporators who worship the corporate institution
    Through the many plasticized types I took a hairy mylar tour
    With my face pulled back like that mummer Mary Tyler Moore
    When finally the Lord consigns me beyond blue yonder
    I shall be remiss to explain the pretty face I did squander
    Till that day of glory I'll walk the surgical road alone
    Cutting, cauterizing, ablating & extirpating to the bone
    If Mary's sister were willing and proved a viable cellular match
    Her surgeon hubby would harvest tissue sans medico-legal catch
    Till M.T.M.'s face featured the texture of a roof weaved in thatch
    Till there was nothing noting a human physiognomy, not a patch
    Upon the stage were those who employed the gay-blade swagger
    six centuries before the advent of Rolling Stone: Mick F. Jagger
    As bears slumber fitfully through hibernation
    and farmers sue fruitlessly for mediation
    and Nigerians suffer systematically from denunciation
    and the prayerful dignify Luciferian incorporation
    and the sands o' time clump shittily via saturation

    The A.I.D.S.-spreading, abortion-loving, muff-diving, teleprompter-reading communist Rachel F. " Mad Cow" Maddow enjoys: dignifying lesbianism, unstringing tampons, maturing blue cheese, categorizing the music of Hank Snow & Edgar Winter, collecting bags for the tagless and tags for the bagless, teaching Ebonics, wallowing in offal, humming Min Nan (Hokkien) ballads, lactating by candle light and shop-lifting.

  • Gulsher John (7/27/2014 6:58:00 AM) Post reply

    IMF and the WB...
    Rabble of the filthy folks
    from different walks, roaring out in the streets:
    to be fed, clothed and for equall treat,
    but in the booms THEY forget, that social contract-
    signed with the HOAX, (that) their souls and freedom
    be cuffed and chained for pennies few and bucks.And
    (like Faustus vowed to lucifer) they have too, GIVEN IN their consent.
    Ah! I don't see your darkness will ever be dawned.

  • Mandolyn ... (7/27/2014 12:08:00 AM) Post reply

    Popcorn?

  • Ricardo Thripp (7/26/2014 10:12:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Why is it strange to denounce Maya Angelou for supporting CONVICTED child murderer Winnie Mandela?Why is strange to denounce actress Maya for praising terrorist Nelson Mandela?

    THE MAJORITY NELSON MANDELA & THE A.N.C.'S VICTIMS WERE ORDINARY CITIZENS AS NELSON MANDELA'S A.N.C. TARGETED PLACES WHERE FAMILIES WERE SURE TO BE:
    1981 - 2 car bombs at Durban showrooms
    1983 - Church Street Bomb (killed 19, wounded 217)
    1984 - Durban car bomb (killed 5, wounded 27)
    1985-1987 - At least 150 landmines on farm roads (killed 125)
    1985 - Amanzimtoti Sanlam shopping centre bomb Dec 23 (killed 2 white women and 3 white children)
    1986 - Magoo's Bar bomb (killed 3, wounded 69)
    1986 - Newcastle Court bomb (wounded 24)
    1987 - Johannesburg Court bomb (killed 3, wounded 10)
    1987 - Wits command centre car bomb (killed 1, wounded 68)
    1988 - Johannesburg video arcade (killed 1 unborn baby, wounded 10)
    1988 - Roodepoort bank bomb (killed 4, wounded 18)
    1988 - Pretoria Police housing unit,2 bombs (wounded 3)
    1988 - Magistrate's Court bomb (killed 3)
    1988 - Benoni Wimpy Bar bomb (killed 1, wounded 56)
    1988 - Witbank shopping centre bomb (killed 2, wounded 42)
    1988 - Ellis Park Rugby Stadium car bomb (killed 2, wounded 37)
    Late 1980s - numerous Wimpy Restaurant bombs (killed many, wounded many)

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    • Ricardo Thripp (7/27/2014 8:52:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      Shall we descend into the inequity of Denver airport's masonic pit? Yes, especially with heavy colons full of ill-crises-management shit The time to smoke cigarettes is now before tobacco prices inc ... more

  • Jefferson Carter (7/26/2014 9:07:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    So, Amberly Jane, a brand new troll, just emailed me about Adam Snow: " Why would you make fun of someone who is so much less fortunate than yourself?Adam is a young man who has had learning difficulties his entire life, and is diagnosed with Asperger's, lost his father and is burdened with religion - and you - with your intelligence, talent and good fortune continue to poke at him. You must be very bored, or perhaps you lack empathy?"

    If this person is genuine and if what she says about Adam is true, all I can say is Adam is NOT his poetry. I hope his life improves. I REALLY hope he'd take advice from his betters and improve his poetry. Until then, I'll make fun of his verse, but not his issues.

    Adam, did you write this? Not Lamont, I can't believe Lamont has morphed again. Even he has limits to being silly.

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    • Adam M. Snow (7/26/2014 10:47:00 PM) Post reply

      I did not email you. But most of what she said is true about my life, except about my religion. My religion is not my burden, it's a blessing. I don't know if you remember this, a while back ago, I po ... more

  • Jefferson Carter (7/26/2014 3:46:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    Prof. Plum, sometimes you drive me to the brink of drink! ! Just because we're on your list doesn't make us competent poets! For Jezus' sake, you had me tied with Lamont, after all!

    Snow's talent is not burgeoning. He may be trying to put his feelings down on paper the best way he knows how (that's a depressing definition of poetry if I've ever heard one!) , but he is not developing what talent he may have. He doesn't read enough (or any?) contemporary poetry, he doesn't take lit. classes or participate in a workshop, he doesn't accept advice from other writers, he doesn't study poetics. He just keeps writing poor poems again and again. One can't improve that way. The sonnet you praise is larded with sentimentality, distorted with weird syntax, at odds with the meter it tries to employ; in short, it sucks. BUT I'd encourage Adam if he'd have the humility and good sense to admit he needs help if he's ever going to write a good poem. Is that too much to ask?

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    • Professor Plum (7/26/2014 9:23:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I enjoy reading both of you guys. The two of you are excellent wordsmiths. You both have poems that I've read over 20 times each. I see something new every time I reread them.

    • Alexander Rizzo (7/26/2014 8:58:00 PM) Post reply

      your right about snows sonnet. he should keep away from them

    • Lamont Palmer (7/26/2014 7:30:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Frankly, Plum should've had me ahead of you, like on one other previous list. But with your puerile penchant for screaming, shouting and pounding the table, I give him credit for having the courage to ... more

  • Jefferson Carter (7/26/2014 1:17:00 PM) Post reply

    Poemhumpers, please, please, please, read below the wonderful attempt at a sonnet by Adam Snow (Lamont Palmer) . It's a wonder of strangely warped syntax, goofy rhymes, and sappy emotion! My favorite line, which Snow-Palmer amazingly rhymes with " free, " is " the children's laughter flows in joyful spree." What genius! What spree!

  • Jefferson Carter (7/26/2014 10:28:00 AM) Post reply

    Which poem might this be, Erica?You wanna give us a hint?

  • Erica Maples (7/26/2014 10:16:00 AM) Post reply

    i loved that poem, it's so good where did you learn how to write like that?

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