David Taylor

Rookie (3rd January 1956 / LONDON, UK)

An Oxymoronological Free For All - Poem by David Taylor

Looking from the angle of two words
that are entirely opposed.
Some well worn expressions
take on new meanings,
ones I had never really supposed.
I’m working on the premise
It’s a sure guess that you will like,
the subtle exaggeration of,
these words that want to fight.
Some are seriously funny
Others hard to believe,
like painless dentistry.
Some are pretty ugly
such as genuine faux fur.
Whilst many a clever fool
believes all the true fiction he reads.
And like a meaningful “one night stand”
when you were alone together.
In your virtual reality relationships,
when the stock market drifts sideways,
I expect I’ll hear you cry,
they caught me dead alive.

Comments about An Oxymoronological Free For All by David Taylor

  • Jon Alan (9/16/2007 7:50:00 PM)

    Dearest David;
    you are a rare gem among stones and crystals. I absolutely love this joyous poem. Usually I could make a quick comeback with a Oxymoronological statement of my own, but you leave me speechless - you have such a wonderful joyous talent.

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  • (3/9/2007 9:35:00 AM)

    Seriously funny David! Justine (Report)Reply

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  • (3/6/2007 11:47:00 AM)

    great to read david. title drew me to it - and the poem did the job. al (Report)Reply

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  • (3/1/2007 4:59:00 PM)

    Very, very clever - I really enjoyed this.
    Anna xxx

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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