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Words on a Screen

WORDS ON A SCREEN

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Words on a screen
Oh, what do you mean?
Dispute or agree,
Give or receive.

Words on a screen,
Some nice, some mean.
Words on a screen
Quit staring at me!

I don't like those words,
But these are just fine.
I'll look at your words,
And you look at mine.

Oh no! What's that?
Things aren't what they seem?
I was hoping perhaps,
New insights to glean.

But, "YOUR WORDS OFFEND ME!"
Come the chants from the crowd.
All the while staring,
At the WORDS standing proud.

Remove them at once,
For I take offense!
"THESE WORDS MAKE ME SICK!"
They don't make much sense.

Well, "STOP LOOKING!"
The poor words cried.
If you don't like what you see,
Just close your eyes!

You chose to look,
And not turn away.
You chose to listen,
To what these WORDS say.

"I won't look at your words
If you don't look at mine"
The words, disappointed
Let out a sigh...

And there it was settled
A truce, a pact.
No more looking at words,
No more matters of fact.

Yet, the WORDS remained
As a form of expression.
Some still took offense,
But the blow had been lessened.

laundryhead

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Good stuff laundryhead

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Nice

Sounds Dr. Suessian.

http://www.dailypaul.com/188494/frank-zappa-for-liberty&sss=1

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Haha thanks!

That's what I was going for. I was thinking about Star Bellied Sneetches when I wrote it. Lol.

Edit: I was also inspired by our resident laureate and master churro/pretzel maker.

http://www.dailypaul.com/317997/nihilistic-poetry-so-bad-it-...

I hadn't ever seen the Zappa video. It was awesome and totally relevant to this post!

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