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  • Max Reif (10/1/2005 10:00:00 AM) Post reply

    I felt sad one day when I couldn't think of any way to contribute to the discussion my poet friends were having. That day's discussion required more reading than I had time for, I think.

    This place is like an ongoing conversation-fest in a cyber-pub, toasting with cyber-ale. I LOVE cyber-ale. When you feel drunk, you know it's THE MOMENT!

    Yeah we're also like leg exercises: apart, together, apart, together...

    Yeah, there's the occasional interloper with a cyber-bike-chain, but even he/she eventually gets drowned out in the good cheer.

    And yeah, sometimes, as Michael says, poets do 'eat each other', but that's, well, it's like in that Robert Heinlein's unique novel, 'STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND' where, when two people really love one another, one of them 'wastes the other as food' (eats him) , AND IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO DOES THE EATING. (Well, it's *sort* of like that, if you put on your romantacizing glasses) .

    And, once in awhile, we even discuss poetry! I'll drink to that!

  • allan james saywell (10/1/2005 1:52:00 AM) Post reply

    hello poets and strangers your little marygold has arrived to inform you that my little poem on sexual position has been posted and i hope all you young ones start working out so you can practise i suggest GERRY GIVES IT A MISS
    he appears to be too angry its all that chilly weather in melbourne
    by the way it's not a song it's a poem

  • Jerry Hughes Rookie - 1st Stage (10/1/2005 1:43:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Work of genius? Come on Herbert, that's really stretching a long bow? How about a sporadic worthwhile piece written by those not totally 'up themslves, ' yet. I believe P H should produce a limited run magazine suitable for backside wiping.
    But I'll leave you to fight amongst yourselves. Cheers regardless, Jerry

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    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/1/2005 3:18:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Magazine would be feasible, however, glossy pages MUST be crumpled repeatedly to create a more 'receptive' surface. Experience from post war days in 1945-50. H

  • Jerry Hughes Rookie - 1st Stage (10/1/2005 12:14:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    sorry to inform you, you're all wrong, . It'll be limited edition toilet paper. And what could be fairer than that? I'll let you know. Jerry

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    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/1/2005 1:18:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Jerry, we will have no option but to wash out your mouth with H2SO4, followed by a stinging nettle rinse and one night sitting on a Walla Walla commode. It must be clear even to the suffy Melbournian ... more

  • Max Reif Rookie - 1st Stage (9/30/2005 10:19:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    I heard PH is going to publish the complete FORUM discussions, in hardback!
    (798,000 pages!)

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    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (9/30/2005 11:45:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Here I am again. My first post was wiped but I cannot remember what it was. Could it be the company i keep? Black Magic..... H

    • Allan James Saywell (9/30/2005 11:02:00 PM) Post reply

      why dont you do the poets wars they would be a best seller, people like humour poet's discomfort you would have a complete soap opera, it would sell people love to laugh

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  • Herbert Nehrlich1 Rookie - 1st Stage (9/30/2005 10:03:00 PM) Post reply

    Oh Woman of magic
    how sad and how tragic
    that you will not fly
    on your broom to the sky
    and descend at my cave
    where I rant and I rave.

    I would show you my magic
    and as God loves the phagic
    he rewards those who think
    that it's love on the brink.

    I cleaned this up a bit before posting. Emilie does not condone explicit poems on the forum.

  • Allan James Saywell Rookie - 1st Stage (9/30/2005 9:47:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    you can tell the men from the boys
    by the size of their toys

    prospector slim

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  • Allan James Saywell Rookie - 1st Stage (9/30/2005 9:43:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    i have a couple of poems about Janis Joplin i wrote them today, no not songs poems she was a fascinating woman, i feel i could have loved her, if i knew her
    she died of a drug overdose

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    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (9/30/2005 10:15:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Janis Joplin was born in the same year as I, she died on my birthday in the year 1970. She died of a heroin overdose in a hotel room in Los Angeles. Her attending physician was Dr. Leland Chapman and ... more

  • allan james saywell Rookie - 1st Stage (9/30/2005 8:28:00 PM) Post reply

    something from BB KING
    ah gave you a bran new ford
    you said, 'ah want a cadilac'
    response from woman
    Ah bought you a ten dollar dinner
    You said, 'thanks for the snack'
    I let you live in my penthouse
    You said it was just a shack
    I gave you seven children
    An now you wanna give em back

    You might feel a little sick woman
    And you know your home all alone
    I dont want the doctor at my house
    So you just, suffer, suffer, suffer, till i get home
    Cause i dont want a soul at my house
    When i'm not home
    I dont want you to answer the door
    For nobody baby
    When your home and all alone

    Someday baby
    When the blindman calls my name
    You wont be able to hurt me no more, woman
    Cause my heart wont feel no more pain

  • Poetry bore Rookie - 1st Stage (9/30/2005 4:35:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Oh, excuse me, I must have the wrong website.
    I thought this was the POETRY site!

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