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Poetry Snob (aka Jefferson Carter) Male, 71, United States (8/5/2005 12:28:00 PM)

Ill skip it too. When I start rhyming, Silverstein creeps in with a little bit of Ogden Nash and Dr. Suess. Some poeple on this site thrill to this kind of stuff, I find it infantile and boring. Herbert, you go, boy! ! P-Snob

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  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (8/5/2005 4:38:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    The infantile word 'infantile'
    brings up in me a bit of bile.
    The other word (he called it boring)
    reminds me of him never scoring
    in posting something vaguely pleasant
    though I enjoy the title 'boy',
    I would describe a boy as coy.
    But don't forget a boy is young
    and not as effortlessly stung
    by those who cannot even spell
    though try to stand, attempt to sell
    their work as something of a thrill
    for me it is a tasteless pill.
    And I would like to add to this
    that rhyming poetry is bliss
    and that those men of poetry
    like Silverstein and Nash (and me)
    and Suess and Goethe of the past
    whose poems will forever last
    would not appreciate the mention
    no matter what the man's intention.
    It is a bit like when they fought
    in the debate, and one had sought
    to be compared to Kennedy
    and Reagan whose own heart was free
    reminded him of who he was
    (a man of doubt and many flaws) ,
    so let me close this rather sweetly
    you, Sir, to put it more discreetly,
    should seek advice up in Seattle
    before you enter any battle.

    Some words in the above were placed due
    to the need to rhyme. This may change the meaning
    for some readers, though not for myself.

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    • Rookie Poetry Hound (8/5/2005 7:24:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Those who seek to point out error Should know that Reagan was not the bearer Of the famous Kennedy remark, and so you fail. Twas Benson who spoketh thus and demolished Quayle.

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