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All's Fair in Love, War and Pottery.
by Marcus_ Aurelius
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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For Andrew.

  

Is it all about rhythm and metre and rhyme?

Or should I say ‘Fuck it, for that I've no time.’

Should I offer an anecdote chopped into lumps

Must the subject be lofty or give me goose-bumps?

 

Is it just stilted prose undeserving of praise?

Should it sparkle like crystal imprisoning light's rays

Could it better be said on the page of a novel?

Must the artist be struggling and live in a hovel?

 

Is it true content triumphs and vanquishes form?

Like the Marie-Celeste swallowed down in a storm,

A yarn or a love letter, thoughts before battle-

Is trivial wordplay my own witless prattle?

 

Am I lewd or obscene if the critics object?

Or perhaps just subversive, of poor intellect.

If I crumple my flag or I challenge my masters

Must I expect censure or greater disasters?

 

Will you think me bland if I muse on a pet?

Or trite if I speak of our troops’ blood and sweat?

My grandfather a sailor, of frigid sea's salt

Will his terrible convoy my own verse exalt?

 

In Mosul my brother’s blood stains their land’s soul

If I mark this in pen might it help or console?

Though I bleed with you brother and cradle your body

If there's joy to be found in a rock, is this shoddy?

 

If with pen I make light or deride or lampoon

Or fulminate wildly , am I the buffoon?

If on city-block walls love's avowed in graffiti

Does Mark-Anthony slight his own Nefertiti?

 

If I scribble and scratch well it’s with my own tools

Do I clothe my own emperor?

I'd hope not, that's for fools!

 

 

 

 

 

All's fair, in love, war, and pottery.

 

 

Copyright Marcus-Aurelius Preposterous 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/8/2008
On this site, anything goes, as I have like over 3900 titles varying from poetry about my dog, or me, or my favorite place the sea...

How much "aes rude" do you pay your centurians & are they bronze, silver or gold (aureus)...I have support my dog and me afterall...;-) ed & Rufuz (w00f)
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