(Knotty) Conundrum; Naughty Condom (Or Vice Versa) ..... [some mostly-serious thoughts on birth control, inspired by a piece of trash]
This poem was prompted by something I saw; “Don’t think of me.... as a Kook.”
What I saw is not often seen. It might, I think, make SOME of you puke.
It really wasn’t a terrible thing. It was..... in fact, a simple piece of trash,
which might, however, make some of you..... AVERT your eyes in a flash.
Now, if you were paying attention to the title, and your memory is
you’ve probably guessed the “trash” was a condom. You’d be right; it is a fact......
that I saw, lying in my pathway, a condom, a red one tied up TIGHT..... with a knot,
and inside that red rubber I assume was come, left there, lying quietly, to quickly rot.
The trash of which I now have spoken was in a roadway where I took my walk.
If seen there by a couple of teen girls, it might make them giggle and quickly talk.......
about ANYTHING besides what they’d just seen.... ‘cause some would tell them: “It is obscene! ”
OR..... it might cause those teen girls to ask: “Was THAT inside our Homecoming Queen? ! ”
So that’s one of the title-parts...... a condom, ...... knotty and /or naughty,
[depending on your attitude towards condom-use; are you open-minded, or are you haughty? ].
You see I played a bit with the word: “knotty”. It can mean “tied in knots”,
OR IT CAN MEAN “PUZZLINGLY INTRICATE”, which the issue of birth control is...... LOTS!
And THERE is the naughty (and/or knotty) conundrum. A “difficult problem” it is indeed.
Is it sinful to use a birth control measure? OR is it okay to take control and STOP the “seed”?
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Poet's Notes about The Poem
1- i am pro-choice, as i would assume many would guess, especially after i used 'open-minded' and 'haughty' as i did. but i am flexible, somewhat, on the subject.
2- i did not mean to write 'OR IT CAN MEAN “PUZZLINGLY INTRICATE”, ..' all in capital letters; i just had left the 'Caps Lock' key 'on', but i liked the look of capitals there and left it.
3- i REALLY was inspired, on my walk, by a knotted condom; i didn't look closely enough to determine its contents! and it was red.
4- i can't help myself; i love to use humor/humour in my poems, even if it is a little bit, not LOTS. did you notice any? i hope so.
5- i almost forgot to add: i put the title's first word in (....) to make it be at the top of my list of poems....at least for now. i want people to be more sure to see it. i think it is important, though it may not change anybody's mind.
6- and speaking of (Knotty) ....it is appropriate to be in parentheses because i think all conundrums are supposed to be 'knotty', so i am being a bit redundant using them side-by-side.
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