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by The Walrus 

Posted: 07 January 2004
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This piece and/or subsequent comments may contain strong language.

It is a fact,
that sometimes,
my language can be blue,
my utterances debase,
my expression, obscene
and I am often asked
'Is it so necessary
to blaspheme?'
Such obvious delight
in shocking
the mild folk,
the silent outrage
I invoke.

My response,
invariably is:
is register,
like any other -
used effectively -
without abuse,
can convey spice, humour,
tint and texture.

So, while I listen
to your criticism -
your conceited reproach,
I wonder in all honesty,
why donít you
just shut the fuck up?

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Fearless at 11:11 on 07 January 2004  Report this post
Punchy. I like it. Do these 'mild folk' get shocked by the shape of fruit and veg at Waitrose?


The Walrus at 11:14 on 07 January 2004  Report this post
More than likely Fearless.

Glad you like it.

The Walrus

Bobo at 12:54 on 07 January 2004  Report this post
Nice poiece walrus - fuckin' A1...

BoBo x


...'piece'...sorry...pissed again...

The Walrus at 13:37 on 07 January 2004  Report this post
Thanks Bobo. Glad you approve.

The Walrus

poemsgalore at 18:27 on 07 January 2004  Report this post
While I was reading this I immediately thought of Eminem, it sounds very like his style and could easily become a song. Nice and edgy - the F-word is sometimes very necessary. Great stuff.

The Walrus at 18:36 on 07 January 2004  Report this post
Thanks Poemsgalore. Might consider selling to said artist for, of course, a not insignificant fee!!!!!!!!

The Walrus

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