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There they are, not much

you can say about them, really,

sort of hanging over your eyes,

a lasting lingering joke of facial hair

in which lads and lassies can share

some grinning communion.


There’s no real point to them,

yet to be without them, God help us,

is to leave yourself open to laughter.

Ladies clip and shave and accentuate,

gentlemen take a more casual view,

but these silly little hairy arcs survive.


What are they for? Nobody knows.

You look strange without them.

Edited by dedalus

Drown your sorrows in drink, by all means, but the real sorrows can swim

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Unusual and most entertaining. A plethora of facial expressions incomplete without them, would alter conversation greatly. For one thing, we'd all have to say exactly what we mean. :-) Ben

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Frank E Gibbard

Out of the corner/ea of an eye I just saw the prompt to this post: "Replying to eyebrows" thanks Bren for innocently causing a hilarious moment. Anyway, a lightness of touch to this whimsical work made it well worth the quick read. It would be otiose to bang on about your conceit here (what's their point eh those eyebrows thingees?) you know as do we all about the sweat absorbtion - I suppose Nature's purpose, some would say God's. A touch Milliganesque I felt (probably just me - SM being a hero) that's a plus BTW therefore. Regards, Frank.

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Could be I was being a wee bit silly. Happens from time to time. Spike has always been one of my heroes!




Drown your sorrows in drink, by all means, but the real sorrows can swim

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:wacko: Hello Dedalus

I think your eyebrows are there to protect your eyes from dust particles, etc, etc, anyone know, when eyebrows turn grey, as I have noticed, people with grey hair, but dark eyebrows.

I like the poem, light and thought provoking, with well defined eyebrows! Ha!

Best wishes


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  • 3 weeks later...

lol poem hasa point, we don't all want to look like Pink from The Wall poast break down after all.... hopefully :-8)


"Unbearable, isn't it? The suffering of strangers, the agony of friends.

There is a secret song at the center of the world, Joey, and its sound is like razors through flesh."


"I don't believe you."


"Oh come, you can hear its faint echo right now. I'm here to turn up the volume.

To press the stinking face of humanity into the dark blood of its own secret heart."

"There's a starving beast inside my chest
playing with me until he's bored
Then, slowly burying his tusks in my flesh
crawling his way out he rips open old wounds

When I reach for the knife placed on the bedside table
its blade reflects my determined face
to plant it in my chest
and carve a hole so deep it snaps my veins

Hollow me out, I want to feel empty"
-- "Being Able To Feel Nothing" by Oathbreaker


"Sky turns to a deeper grey

the sun fades by the moon

hell's come from the distant hills

tortures dreams of the doomed

and they pray, yet they prey

and they pray, still they prey"
-- "Still They Prey" by Cough


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I enjoyed a hearty laugh with this funny piece. Good one.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Ha, this made me smile, Bren, and relaxed a bit :D. Almost hard to believe that you wrote this :D - you, who always write such a profound poetry. But I am sure you did, and I am glad you did some relaxation in your poetical spirit :).


Great one!



The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

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