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'lance
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posted 06 March 2003 11:52 AM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Support our Troops, Not Hollywood

quote:
As men march off to war
so bravely for our freedom
the students smoke their dope
and liberals whine like women

The poets in their padded chairs
and actors in Los Angeles
will soon be caught in the cross-hairs
just like all the rest of us

So we must fight along with Bush
lest all our plans be foiled.
Whine all you want, you liberal,
you can’t drive without oil.

Protest this and protest that,
wave your sign all day,
while Husein gets rich and fat
and Bin Laden gets away.

We must protect our way of life
which makes this country great.
If you don’t love it, leave it--
to France with all your hate!

Stop yelling at the men who fight
for all our sons and daughters.
If you want to support our troops
you’ll help them fight with honor.



From: that enchanted place on the top of the Forest | Registered: Jul 2001  |  IP: Logged
Mandos
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posted 06 March 2003 11:56 AM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The functional verse:
quote:

So we must fight along with Bush
lest all our plans be foiled.
Whine all you want, you liberal,
you cant drive without oil.


Maybe I'm biased, but aren't militaristic poets so monotonous and forced?

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Sisyphus
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posted 06 March 2003 01:03 PM      Profile for Sisyphus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
and liberals whine like women

Oooooh, here's a quote for the feminist forum.

Geez, where did they dig these "poets" up?

Edited to add: Did you notice this a the bottom of the web page, it cracked me up?

quote:
This Website wholly sponsored by AKA Wordsmith, Custom Poetry for All Occasions.

[ 06 March 2003: Message edited by: Sisyphus ]


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lagatta
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posted 06 March 2003 01:06 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No, not necessarily. For example the war poem all Canadians know, In Flanders Fields, while describing the horrors of war does make an appeal to duty , to "take up the quarrel with the foe". However, I think that such traditional war poetry was undermined by the very horrors of the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts. In the wake of the First World War, the Dadaists did much to subvert such traditional imagery.

The poem cited is a particularly excruciating example, even by doggerel standards. Not even any hard-hitting images. Whine like woman? Won't even get into alternative energy and alternative transport...


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josh
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posted 06 March 2003 01:08 PM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What? No Ezra Pound?
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Michelle
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posted 06 March 2003 01:10 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey, at least it rhymes!

Well, sort of. Snerk.


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Mr. Magoo
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posted 06 March 2003 03:20 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Somehow I would have expected the hawks to come out with a limerick...
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lagatta
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posted 06 March 2003 03:43 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Here is a link for the War Poets of the First World War, with all the ambiguity that implies:
http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ltg/projects/jtap/links/literature.html

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