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Clueless (Satire)
by Ronald W. Hull

Saturday, May 12, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Since ya'll been totally missing the point
of me poems here, me thought I'd write
a little ditty in honor of that fact. Please
donít take it suicidal, I am an equal
opportunity offender. ;-)

Clueless (Satire)

Authors in general, and poets for sure,
are filled with bull shit, if not, manure.

So busy backslapping and insecure,
mistake some trash for poem of the year.

SHOUT with all caps, like they can't hear,
or forget punctuation; their writing is so clear.

Possessive is all it's [it is], and it's so nice,
but I would not own it, knowing its price.

Poets are good at counting their toes,
1's, twos, free's [as I be], I knows.

But history is not what they chose,
the 1800s, 1900s, and so it goes.

Forgetting history is everyone's sin,
let's forget it, so we can live it again.

I've written a book and now I'll get rich.
My book is not selling; to whom can I bitch?

My friends and my family tell me I'm great,
I've got bills to pay and my royalties are late.

Guess I'll die a pauper and after I'm gone,
I'll be famous as hell in the great beyond.

In the dreams of all wannabes like me’s,
a writer and poet whose stink lingers on.

Copyright 2012 © Ronald W. Hull

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Reviewed by Sandy Hoynacki (Reader) 7/27/2012
Point well made for sure Ron..I, myself, am here to vent, invent
and prevent brain my Mom has Alzheimer's disease, and as a nurse, I know it is good to think, and then think often, write, or whatever it takes to be...Be a brain feeder...Thank you for the whole of your writing...

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/31/2012
I appreciate your wit and humor and the meaning behind it all, Ron. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 5/22/2012
Hilariously captivating, and such a playful ending!
I'm sure I'm the most clueless one here. Honest!
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 5/21/2012
Slapped in the first verse, bashed and called-out, understanding and reaching, teaching, self-teasing and, the last two lines, well they hurt, and hope, at the same time.. Could be a song, Ron.

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 5/20/2012
Well, you could look at it that way, but a lot of now famous poets and writers were flops while they were alive...Poe and Meklville for two...Money is nice, butn if you're a writer you gotta write whether the money's there or not.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 5/19/2012
This was fun.

"Possessive is all it's [it is], and it's so nice,"

I tried to get Eileen, when she taught English in the public schools, to use this example for the it's / its conundrum..."It's the shits."

Perfectly intuitive. She refused. No appreciation of science. Patrick
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 5/18/2012
Ron, you are a trip!
Reviewed by Connie Faust 5/16/2012
The un-rhyme of the last line is the real killer! (Not that poetry has to rhyme, but in this poem, it does until that line)
Some of us cringe at grammatical errors and wrong spelling. In fact, I don't use the word misspelling because I'm not sure if it has 1 or 2 esses!
I have learned to overlook those things, although I sometimes send a message to the author to let them know of a typo, if it is an author who is usually more accurate.
When commenting, you can either examine the form and style, etc., or you can sense the emotion behind the poem and respond to the message.
I like a poem that touches my heart in some way.
Interesting criticisms you bring up, Ron, and written in an entertaining way!
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 5/15/2012
Oh My Gawsh! This is so fun & funny Ronald, I love your way of poking fun...snickers....Vickie :-)
Reviewed by Deborah Tornillo 5/15/2012
Ron: The development of reading comprehension is a lifelong process that changes based on the depth and breadth of texts the person is reading. Reminds me of a famous book "Are You My Mother?"

God Bless You,
Reviewed by Valerie Crader 5/14/2012
Ron, I absolutely love this!! Big smiles as I so enjoyed reading Clueless. ~Valerie~ : )
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 5/13/2012


Reviewed by Jon Willey 5/13/2012
Ron, your rendering reminds me of the Paul Simon song, "Bleecker Street - in which Paul dutifully proclaims, "the poet reads his twisted rhymes, holy holy is his sacrament, thirty dollars pays the rent" - the royalties are always late and as for the door to fame, well, it's always locked - love the satire but even more appreciate the biting truth our lot faces, writers and poets - I wish you love, peace and fame my dear friend - Jon Michael
Reviewed by Clarence Prince 5/13/2012
what can I say, Ron! we need not cover the truth! we just have to try and cope with it, whilst we keep on writing!
Reviewed by pat medlin 5/13/2012
i'm sure this accomplished just what was intended...remarks from those that STILL don't get 'you' and some of your condesending works...this being the best. i imagine one waiting for each 'offthetarget' review to pop up to re affirm these judgements...there were however 3 that are not 'clueless'
Reviewed by Diana Wiles 5/13/2012
As my Dad used to say..'It takes all sorts...'...We all know the quality of what we write I think...and sometimes we makes it and sometimes not...I'm here to learn from others and to practise also...Aren't you?
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 5/13/2012
Comedy or is what it is...*Ron*
once written..for one's own interpretation..
perhaps to get what is needed out of it from
your reader being the perception of a mission
accomplished in that light for satisfaction!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Donna Chandler 5/13/2012
We're all 'clueless', just trying to find our way each day.

Reviewed by neerja gandhi 5/13/2012
authors are good and so are poets with lots of matter ...i love brings joy, love laughter,cry and much much more..... Good wishes
Reviewed by jude forese 5/13/2012
methinks the point is to never take oneself seriously, or to expect beautiful flowers to sprout from the compost of poor composition ...
Reviewed by * Starman * * 5/13/2012
Furiously male deposits on high form grandfather poet's demise. May he rest in poetic obscurity at last. Well said for a AD'er I admire.

Thanks, Ron for the great comeback to all our gladhanding.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/13/2012
I know all about stink, as what I write seems to do so quite a great deal, but write I still do, relaxing me in the process & reading of urs & others I will continue, for I need to know how to write better & then again sometimes worse...e
Reviewed by Laura Fall 5/13/2012
Ah, Ron I just love to write and as John said muddle through this was a cleverly written piece indeed Laura
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 5/13/2012
Smiling, difficult to assess a content when not knowing the person. Poetry is a fantastic way to try to read into the writer. It helps spark the mind, it makes us think and gives us all visual pictures. It touches many of us and so often many will put themselves in that place. Wonderful poem, I echo John... "we muddle through"

Love and Light
Reviewed by John Flanagan 5/13/2012
..and still we muddle through, Ron,
we muddle through

Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/12/2012
Perhaps if we are all missing the point of your poetry you should re-examine if you are presenting what you want your readers to know clearly enough. All poets and authors are not full of bullshit but are definately filled with a desire to express what they want to say in their own unigue way. Spelling, punctuation, proper form etc are all wonderful things but to me it is what the poem says to me.
Reviewed by Ed J. 5/12/2012
Dreams of the naive and unknowing replace reality, at least for a short time. Poetic license does have it's limits too.

Reviewed by Richard King 5/12/2012
Fortunately, poetry takes on many shapes. There are dozens of styles and tastes. . Some rhyme, others don't. Some are very sophisticated, others not so much so. (thatís where I come in) I'm with Jerry on this point however; AD is not a place for hard nosed critique. We're all friends, of a sort and for the most part, we just want to share our thoughts with each other. ...

I hear what you're saying, but there is a time and a place. Sometimes we all have to bite our tongue.

In my case, I figure my crap to quality ratio is about 10 to 1. If everyone here on the Den were serious with their critique, Iíd have stopped posting long ago. Iím only here for a good time, but hopefully Iím learning a little as I go. Please donít expect perfection. Remember, we're giving it away, not selling it. Dick
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 5/12/2012
Struck us all and made me chuckle just remember you're one of us.
thanks for the laugh I needed it.
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 5/12/2012
Oh, you kid!!

Jane Noponen Perinacci
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 5/12/2012
"So busy backslapping and insecure,"
Yeah. I have been guilty of that and will be again. AD isn't the place for indepth critique.

"mistake some trash for poem of the year."
You know, Ron, people like what people like.

You come off as an elitist, satire or not.
Reviewed by Odin Roark 5/12/2012
Ah, but the "wannabe" is but a fictitious glow of reality's wink. To create is innate, and to look for compensation is counterintuitive to its need. But, hey, everybody needs to label themselves, so poets we'll be... for now.

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