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If you are a dreamer, come in. [Oct. 12th, 2004|10:30 am]
Roy Janik
Last night I bought a Shel Silverstein book, the newly reissued "Different Dances". It features 'adult illustrations', and shows a side to him that most folks aren't accustomed to.

Even though the book contains no poetry, it got me in a poetic type of mood, so this morning I did my best at ripping him off. Don't have an illustration to go along with it... yet. And if you're looking for a deeper, personal meaning... move along. It's just a poem, folks.


My True Love

There once was a woman named My True Love
who was sad that she didn't exist,
so she set out to find a star
so she could make a wish.

The stars are all in Hollywood,
Well that was what they said,
so that was where My True Love went
and got shot in the head.

See, a couple of thugs with ugly mugs
went in for the kill.
Figured no one would miss her much,
since she wasn't really real.

But as she lay there on her back,
her body cold and still,
she found a star and made a wish:
"Oh please let me be real!"

Well whaddya know? A horn was blown!
A thousand angels cried!
And My True Love took her first real breath,
and then she promptly died.

[User Picture]From: quaskye
2004-10-12 10:44 am (UTC)
that is an awesome rip-off of Shel. For more children's writers doing creepy adult stuff, check out Roald Dhal.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2004-10-12 09:17 pm (UTC)
I have vivid memories of James and the Giant Peach.
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[User Picture]From: zeitgeist
2004-10-12 10:53 am (UTC)
Excellent work.
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[User Picture]From: vyvyanbasterd
2004-10-12 11:21 am (UTC)
I think you are being particularly clever by ripping off Shel's poetry when it is obvious that the biggest rip off in the online poetry world is none other than SHEEL.
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[User Picture]From: moregankira
2004-10-12 02:08 pm (UTC)
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From: u34km3
2004-10-12 04:57 pm (UTC)

loved it. seriously.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2004-10-12 09:16 pm (UTC)
thank you.

If you liked that, wait until I bust out the poem about ferrets.

Oh wait, I already did. In 2001.
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[User Picture]From: eva_bellatrix
2004-10-18 05:10 am (UTC)
The poetic irony in that was so strong it gave me a rash. Good work, there.
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