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Poetry by Robert Stone: Three Random Quotes

This poem was written for the a meeting of the Poets/Writers group in Lebanon, Tennessee. At a previous gathering we were each given three excerpts from advertisements to be included in something to be written for the next meeting. -Robert Stone

Three Random Quotes From Advertisements
Put In Some Outrageous Poetic Context
I hope that all was but a dream.
I don't remember having lice
but even reading makes it seem
I need to scratch my head once, twice,
and much much more -- my hair their house.
"I canna say but ye strunt rarelyOwre gauze and lace,
Tho faith! I fear ye dine but sparely
On sic a place."

said Robert Burns in "To A Louse."
Forget the tales of women wise
forsake the wisdom doctors speak,
go surf the web, both gals and guys,
and find the modern enterprise
a website ready to arouse.
" got head lice? don't pull your hair out! help is available!
" lice solutions resource network, inc.
" a non-profit 501(c)3 head lice awareness & control center
" 604 gallatin road, suite # 105
" nashville tn 37206
" 615-227-3919 licesolutions.org "
Beware of thinking this is all
when warming to a close embrace
for scabies lurk, awaiting crawl
from secret place to other space,
from hair unknown or hair of spouse.

How good to know your limits when
you deal with those who fight in wars
for love is close to death and sin,
all childish innocence abhors;
its horny moves the truth will douse.
" include an assessment of sexual functioning
" in all interactions with postcombat military personnel "
Mine eyes have glued me to this one
I could not ever thought to know
and now undone I am undone
and only have these rhymes to show
the missing wants, the lacking vows.
" your dreams miss you "
- by Robert Stone, 7 June 2009
The next earlier Robert Stone Poetry: Some fear a sonnet for several friends.


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