Now it’s time for our annual chore: I this year a lim’rick implore And so, ‘bout your marriage Write a verse to disparage The sexlessness that you deplore.
The loneliness, pain, and remorse Leads many to seek to outsource. And no marital bliss (I’m afraid to admit) Leads many to plans of divorce.
Write of the pain that your honey Is making you split all your money Just make sure you rhyme In five simple lines Your verse can be sullen or funny.
And to our dear friend surfergirl Though your entry last year was a pearl, That misshapen “haiku” Does not qualify you So again you must give it a whirl!
In what has become a pre-Valentine's day tradition here, you are invited this year to give us a Limerick that captures your mood regarding your sexless marriage.
This is in fact a contest: you enter by posting in this thread; you vote by "likes"; you are allowed as many entries as you'd like; you may vote as many times as you'd like. The winner is the one with the most likes by the closing date: Valentines Day. Once again, Admin will bestow the honorific title of "ILIASM Poet Laureate" to the winner for a year. (This past year's title was held by choosinghappy.)
If you'd like to peruse previous poetry threads, see:
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petrushka: In my world view, you are buying into some really shitty memes there.
Nov 5, 2019 17:25:20 GMT -5
apocrypha: The "feminist agenda" has changed across the past 60 years. Some feminists of the 60's call the current iteration "fainting couch feminism", thinking it a subversion and betrayal of women's lib. Hard to get a bead on what folks think, using a broad label.
Nov 8, 2019 9:37:14 GMT -5
apocrypha: No aspect of that article (which I amount to a magazine offering bad diet advice) promotes rape, coercion (beyond seduction), sexual assault, and I don't understand your public performance suggesting that they would be and thus implicating bfar.
Nov 8, 2019 9:41:51 GMT -5
mirrororchid: pfar, being sensitive means understanding how others think and feel. It doesn't mean you are compelled to adopt their thoughts and feelings. This is a matter of understanding people including loved ones. If you aren't sensitive, you lack tools to
Nov 11, 2019 8:09:49 GMT -5
mirrororchid: live well. You need not soften, but you should be able to understand vulnerability. Recognizing others' distress provides me with cues when I need to use self-control or extend help. If you're strong, you should be helping others. Use what works.
Nov 11, 2019 8:14:06 GMT -5
worksforme2: You know who I miss ...I miss smartkat and andie..and snowman 12345
Nov 14, 2019 9:16:44 GMT -5