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The Politics of Poetry

Post by bags123 » Wed Apr 20, 2005 7:01 am

The Politics Of Poetry

The politics of poetry is read,
by critical assessment's tempered tongues
Sharp pens have written sonnets now and then,
to post here for approval yet again.

The politics of poetry is said,
by typing some endorsement on the web
Where poets leave a poem composed alone
In hopes of comments where they've left it shown.

A liberal poet reader may pretend
to praise the right wing meter of a friend
Writes accolades before his mouse hits send,
then wonders why his words always offend.

Conservatives who share poetic zeal
Are often known to pen Gospel appeals
From pulpits high above poets ideals
Their verse is mostly dealing with last meals

And moderates can never find their voice
Perhaps such indecision is their choice.







I prefer to keep an open mind,....but not so much that my brains fall out.- Carl Sagan
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Post by MJPease » Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:23 pm

Hello bags, I like the way you've brought the left and the right together here bags and then so quickly parted them again. So there is or isn't a common ground in Poetry my friend? For me the answer is not. Conservatives and the Gospel or the Religous right. A powerful inciting piece. Altough there's a lot of ambiguity here my friend. Your intention?
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Post by bags123 » Thu Apr 21, 2005 5:21 am

Thanks Michael,... always a pleasure to have your comments,....and yes the ambiguity was and is intentional. :mrgreen:
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Post by MJPease » Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:15 am

I thought so.
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Post by MJPease » Mon Apr 25, 2005 11:10 am

Hello bags, I just read this again and realize that subliminally you may have inspired me to write Poet Reveal. Spooky my friend Spooky. It's amazing what can come from interacting here. Not over there but here with the Critique Group. So I suppose now that you would expect a large chunk of my royalties and even notoriety. :lol: I still owe you big time for Ten Thousand Years and you know what that gotcha. :shock: Take Care :mrgreen:
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Post by bags123 » Mon Apr 25, 2005 11:24 am

:mrgreen: Because you're a friend,... I"ll give you my special introductory rate,... a flat 7% across the board.
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Post by MJPease » Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:00 pm

Shit 7% I'll go get my inspiration from some of the youngsters here. I'm sure they will be more resonable 7% who does that guy think he is 7% :roll:
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Post by bags123 » Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:23 pm

6%?
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Post by MJPease » Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:29 pm

How's 4% sound :mrgreen:
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Post by bags123 » Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:56 pm

How about 4 1/2 % and some baked beans. :mrgreen:
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Post by MJPease » Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:32 pm

You got it. You drive a hard bargain bags.
Take me back, so far back, adjust this fate. Afeared lately of pen, in abscence of light. The fear I might stumble upon a plagiarized soul. Wipe this dark slate clean, regain my thought. Add the words that rekindle my depth of soul.

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Post by negatvone » Sun May 08, 2005 10:08 am

I come in here to critique and see this. 4 1/2% and "Baked Beans"?!?

Are you sure you wanted a critique? Or a conversation?

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Post by bags123 » Sun May 08, 2005 4:49 pm

Did you bring the beans? :mrgreen:
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Post by MJPease » Sun May 08, 2005 5:00 pm

Did Jim bring the Beans? Where's the beans?
Take me back, so far back, adjust this fate. Afeared lately of pen, in abscence of light. The fear I might stumble upon a plagiarized soul. Wipe this dark slate clean, regain my thought. Add the words that rekindle my depth of soul.

From: Summers Discontent 7-24-02

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Post by bags123 » Sun May 08, 2005 5:56 pm

i THOUGHT YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BRING THE BEANS MIKEY! yOU DIDN'T GIVE THEM TO jIM DID YOU? nOW i'LL NEVER HAVE ANY BEANS. :mrgreen:
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