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Draconian daydream.


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A single punishment for every crime's

impractical, in many ways absurd.

But wouldn't it be nice to have the time

to cull abusers of a single word.

For countless times a day I hear that word

and wonder it has meaning.. after all

the wild ambiguations, noun and verb,

from oral.. to graffiti on a wall.

But human nature being what it is:

from all four corners of a shrinking world,

it propagates copious quantities

through song and speech and book, until,

I'm smothered by four letters in a shroud

of metaphor, for thinking out aloud.

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A folklore story of Draco's death, has it that: In a traditional ancient Greek show of approval while in the Aeginetan theatre; his enthusiastic supporters "threw so many hats and shirts and cloaks on his head that he suffocated, and was buried in that same theatre." :biggrin:

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and wonder it has meaning.. after all

the wild ambiguations, noun and verb,


And is "that" word what I "think" it is? ;) Or am I just way off base?


Culling would be a BIT harsh, but liked the use of poetic license. I thought it was a fun piece.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Well, you don't actually say the word. I guess we can let that whole content warning thing slide this time. :rolleyes:


Very nice work with the sonnet. It has been said that excessive (or any) use of profanity is evidence of a less educated person's inability to articulate his thoughts. As your poem suggests, it's unusual and noticeable when one does not resort to a commonplace.


A clever allusion at the end. Thanks for the footnote on it. I would not have gotten it.



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