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The Murderous poet


Not by knife, nor sword or razor

Not by gun or bomb

Not by a blow from a hammer or a fist

Not staked out to die in the sun


I am the murderous poet

My weapon is pen and ink

I murder the English language

My poetry really stinks


A poetry assassin

My target my poetry

Nobody would pay for them

So I kill them all for free


I am the murderous poet

My writing is a crime

When I try to write a rhyme

Another poem dies


I am the murderous poet

I should be doing time



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Alice Carroll
Alice Carroll
Aug 30, 2023

Darrell, You must be having a bad day. However, it is best to take out your frustration on paper and pencil.


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Alison Blevins
Alison Blevins
Aug 27, 2023

Brilliant, if you end up doing time I'll be in the cell next door. 😂

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