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No Fucking Poem!
dannyprice

i am not going to write a poem
 1
tonight
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even if i did
 3
i would still be a 37 year old waiter
 4
tomorrow
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i would still be a failed musician
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tomorrow
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i would still be a little worried
 8
about next month's rent
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tomorrow
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a poem will only fool me into thinking
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i am interesting
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a poem will only foster the false narrative
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that there is purpose
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in my suffering
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so
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i'm not gonna do it
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i'm gonna bicycle home
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the long way
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listening to something really unpretentious
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like Motley Crue
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or Twisted Sister
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no fucking Leonard Cohen
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no fucking Nina Simone
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no fucking Lana Del Rey
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and when i get home
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i'm gonna watch something dumb
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like Family Guy
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no fucking documentaries
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or Oscar contenders
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distract the brain cells i'm not killing
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eat cookies
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and drink 2
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or 3
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Diet Dr. Peppers
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and if somewhere in the night
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i have a good idea for a simile
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i'll just step on it
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like a bug
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and if there's a knock at my apartment door
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and i open it to find a brilliant metaphor standing there
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i will grab my dullest knife from the kitchen
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and cut its throat
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whatever i do
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i will not be creative
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even a haiku
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with the utmost certainty
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i can make this guarantee
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that for a second
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or for a minute
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or any amount of time
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i will not write poetry
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of any meter
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form
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or rhyme
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8 Aug 17

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sounds like your idea of poetry is that it has to be gushy, so's maybe you should get drunk and puke and out of that gush write why the fuck you exist and mean it. i mean, we none of us don't write poetry because we want to.
 — cadmium

nice "not" poem danny :)
i would delete everything after line 43.. i think thats the best bit in the poem and the rest is kinda clingy..
 — mr_e

Excellent fun stuff. I wouldn't agree with missed er e?
 — unknown

Thanks, cad, mr_e, and unk. All input is valued.
 — dannyprice

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