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I was thinking about how English is a superb mercantile language, but there is no real way in English to express the full measure of certain emotions. Deep insulted rage, for instance, where our available words fall short of conveying the feeling. Sometimes, there is no genteel way to scream such emotions to the heavens. I suppose that may be why the F-word was invented ...

by Ted L Glines

A bard came down to sing among us here,
our hearts and minds were caught as he begun,
we wished he wouldn't end, not be done,
he strummed his lyre and sung his words so clear,
by rhythm set in rhyme he caught our ear
with tales of distant lands and battles won,
and knights and maidens loving 'neath the sun,
evoking sometimes cheers, mayhap a tear.

But there were some among us not so pleased
who said his songs were bad for us to hear,
his songs had vulgar words, they could not cope
with “common” verbs expressing hate and fear,
in darkness of the night they had him seized,
his songs were ended harshly by their rope.

His execution killed our soul
and left us less than fully whole,
the censors in their greed
had spread the devil's seed,
and made us trade our singing for control.



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Reviewed by Jerry Engler
Well done, and well said, Ted. If I would censor you, I would give you the license to censor me, and we both would lose. I sometimes forget that Jesus sang before he wept.....Jerry
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
Those that try to hang words with censure rope, are proclaiming how foolish they are become.

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
Ted, this is a very different and well expressed write.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
brilliant poem,scary too, a premise some would love to
see come to pass,however methinks we won't let it happen

Reviewed by Felix Perry
A very interesting write with unigue images painted by the author's mind into ours. Well done Ted.
Reviewed by Southern Comfort
AWESOME! Well worded and expressed! Poets are the messengers and if some don't like or approve of the message, they want to KILL the messenger! Thank-you for this TELL-IT-LIKE-IT-IS message, I will embrace the messenger, not kill him! HUGS! SC
Reviewed by Lew Duffey
well written. This reminds me of the songs being sung on Wall Street.
God Bless,
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford
Well done my friend. It's ironic (in ref. to the recent occurance at TWF) that those who state in their bios they are Christians are the first to lash out when they feel offended. If per chance one of "those" people should chance upon this I quote, "Judge not lest ye be judged." ~Matthew 7.1

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