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Allan James Saywell Male, 70, Australia (9/27/2005 4:11:00 AM)

men and women poets to be a poet you have to be a little left of centre or in
my case a bloody raving lunatic because let us be honest why would anyone want to be a poet If for gods sake you were regarded as the best poet in the world as per popular vote the reward would not buy you a dozen eggs
maybe that is why we have more poetry teachers then poets, there must be more money in teaching poetry or maybe a monk people leave food as a offering to
appease the gods could we sell our poetry for food or drink well would you
like my best poem for a two litre bottle of coke i'v run out of coke i need
a coke, think about the whole issue give me some feedback

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  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (9/27/2005 7:42:00 AM) Post reply
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    Some little poems do have legs
    just long enough to buy some eggs.
    Though for a dozen not enough
    So, Allan, do you give a stuff?

    You know you'd shrivel like a flower
    and sting like a box jellyfish
    if God would suddenly turn sour
    and took away your favourite dish.

    I saw your finger's long extension
    which I will, quite regardless, mention
    you wear on each of your ten digits
    small pencils shaped like happy midgets.

    So, bleat no more about your hobby
    I mean to meet you in the lobby
    right after they bestow the prize
    I'll say some words, both cool and wise.

    Your life is poetry, not eggs
    you must be there each time one begs
    to be let out of your big head.
    Without your poems you'd be dead.
    Best wishes,

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (9/27/2005 6:36:00 AM) Post reply

    Back in the '30s, kids (said Granpop) , IZAL toilet rolls had a little poem printed every fourth leaf. It's a message I've never forgotten.

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (9/27/2005 4:54:00 AM) Post reply

    Allan, you are only telling a small part of the story. It's not money that is the root of all evil but the love of money. Same with poetry, only it's evil to only some, not the likes of us.
    Right Emily?

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