Treasure Island

David SmithWhite

(270552 / Australia)

ANON. by Me


To be anonymous or not
anonymous?
I question the nom-de-plume.
As a literary device,
writ in inks of faint vice,
it deserves full extinction
and doom.

To be a scoundrel or not,
a scoundrel?
To be known for who you are!
Or be an ass
with an alias;
with a brain they stick
in jars.

To be a ratbag or not,
a ratbag?
I stand the just rebuke.
But others flag
their purile gags,
with the mindless tags
of kooks!

Submitted: Sunday, November 06, 2005

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  • KRISTINE MAAG (9/8/2006 6:58:00 PM)

    Hello my fellow Aussie: I love this poem. I have never understood writing something and then not putting a 'real' name to it. (Report) Reply

  • Esther Leclerc (2/28/2006 8:14:00 AM)

    Ha ha ha - veryvery much on my mind of late, this subject! Love how you say what you think. (Report) Reply

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