M.J. Lemon


Red Square - Poem by M.J. Lemon

A Bolshevik with
absolutely
positively
no
sense of humour

Topic(s) of this poem: grook, humour, may day

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Red Square by M.J. Lemon

  • Loke Kok Yee (5/15/2018 1:48:00 AM)

    This could be discerned from the music, operas and songs which is consistently sombre and with a patriotic theme. I have yet to see a picture of Lenin or Trotsky smiling. But I am absolutely convinced that they have a fine sense of humour waiting to run wild. There's a Groucho in every Russian.Thanks Mj (Report)Reply

    Mj Lemon(5/15/2018 1:15:00 PM)

    A Groucho, no doubt....

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  • Loke Kok Yee (5/15/2018 1:45:00 AM)

    I tried to look at it from all angles, from the first Tsar; Ivan IV or The Terrible till recently, the country had been through continuous wars, anarchy, serfdom, autocracy and everything that brought great suffering to the people without end. Hardly a recipe for a sense of humour. To be cont'd (Report)Reply

    Mj Lemon(5/15/2018 1:15:00 PM)

    Thank you so much, Loke. Actually, Russian humour can be both downright hilarious and inspiring...I have a collection of Russian joke books somewhere. You remind that it's time to dig them out.

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  • Akhtar JawadAkhtar Jawad (5/13/2018 12:19:00 AM)

    Someone said, I wonder when I see a young man who is not a communist, I again wonder when I see an old man who is a communist. In a communist society an individual is its unit, in a normal society family is its unit. Perhaps, that's why a bolshevik has no sense of humor. (Report)Reply

    Mj Lemon(5/15/2018 1:17:00 PM)

    Akhtar, you remind me of what Churchill once said. I paraphrase, but the gist is- Show me a conservative at the age of 20, and I'll show you someone without a heart. Show me a socialist at age 60, and I'll show you someone without a brain.

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  • Poet PoetPoet Poet (5/8/2018 2:28:00 PM)

    ITS BEEN A LONG TIME since you read me Lots of water has flowed down Lawrence but as promised you never returned o bro Canadien (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (5/6/2018 8:21:00 AM)

    Red Square is a city in Muscow, Russia which separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and now the official residance of the President of Russia. Bolshevik is a communist party that ruled the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. The rest words.....absolutely
    positively, no sense of humour.....how to understand is on readers. Beautifully penned. Thanks for sharing.
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    Mj Lemon(5/7/2018 2:27:00 PM)

    Thank you, Kumarmani. I must admit those final words were partially inspired by Marx (Groucho, that is) . Thanks again.

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  • Poet PoetPoet Poet (5/5/2018 12:13:00 PM)

    if ever one makes a promise one must keep it And my advice never make it coz often than not you can't keep it you promised to come again to my page, but I ain't no page Why the rage..I was just reviewing how many poems have been unread... but here i see u had Sir read
    my regrets I did not know......
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    Mj Lemon(5/7/2018 2:27:00 PM)

    Greetings Poet...indeed I do stop by....

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  • Unwritten SoulUnwritten Soul (5/3/2018 9:37:00 AM)

    You spill some words on historical event, with aroma of past that still linger on present air. All in simplicity but enough words to understand what it could mean..The Red Square now is in memorial that mentioned here by every readers words and eyes. (Report)Reply

    Mj Lemon(5/3/2018 3:11:00 PM)

    Thanks, Soul. The humour would not be possible if the Red Square of yesterday were as active and influential as perhaps it once was.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 1, 2018



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