Nicanor Parra

(September 5, 1914 / Chillán)

Warnings - Poem by Nicanor Parra

In case of fire
Do not use elevators
Use stairways
unless otherwise instructed

No smoking
No littering
No shitting
No radio playing
unless otherwise instructed
Please Flush Toilet
After Each Use
Except When Train
Is Standing At Station
Be thoughtful
Of The Next Passenger
Onward Christian Soldiers
Workers of the World unite
We have nothing to loose [sic]
but our life Glory to the Father
& to the Son & to the Holy Ghost
unless otherwise instructed
By the way
We also hold these truths to be
self evident
That all man [sic] are created
That they have been endowed
by their creator
With certain inalienable rights
That among these are: Life
Liberty & the pursuit of happiness
& last but not least
that 2 + 2 makes 4
unless otherwise instructed


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  • Rookie Yvonne Prete (1/20/2014 7:30:00 AM)

    Liked it. I'm supposed to enter at least 20 characters. I wonder why. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 8, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 8, 2011


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