The Unwritten Verses

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Dennis N O'Brien

The Unwritten Verses

Post by Dennis N O'Brien » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:53 am

The Unwritten Verses

When in company that’s polite, there are things we don’t discuss,
For to do so may some fisticuffs invite.
For discussion of religion is sure to end in a fuss,
And an argument on politics - a fight.

Therefore - I have decided not to write about the two,
For to stable social order I adhere.
Yes, and most who know me know about these things I’ve not a clue,
I’ll give no opinions – so you needn’t fear.

I’m not writing that religion is a form of superstition,
Or that in the face of modern science it flies.
That’s a judgment that you must make of your very own volition,
Just be sure that sane analysis applies.

And I’m not applying ink to pad to say it causes wars,
Or that diverse faiths don’t get along too well.
And I wouldn’t be suggesting that religion is the cause
Of a lot of martyrs heading straight to hell.

As for politics that’s something I will surely not discuss,
Though I think the Greens are mad and Labor’s worse.
And I’ve not much time for Tories and I couldn’t give a cuss
For independents who are now our nation’s curse.

So I think that with these few lines I’ve been careful not to write,
I’ve achieved just what I set out not to do;
For I’ve not said politics and big religion is a blight,
And I’m fairly sure they don’t have grounds to sue.

© Dennis N. O'Brien 2011, 2012

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Re: The Unwritten Verses

Post by Irene » Tue May 01, 2012 3:51 pm

What's that big bulge in your cheek Dennis? Ah, it's your tongue!!!! :lol:
What goes around, comes around.

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Re: The Unwritten Verses

Post by Dennis N O'Brien » Tue May 01, 2012 5:47 pm

It could be Irene, but then again I didn't write this did I? ;)

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Re: The Unwritten Verses

Post by warooa » Wed May 02, 2012 6:45 am

Well unwritten!

Cheers, Marty

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Re: The Unwritten Verses

Post by Rimeriter » Wed May 02, 2012 2:42 pm

If it is unwritten !

What did I just read and enjoy ?

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Re: The Unwritten Verses

Post by Zondrae » Thu May 03, 2012 6:56 am

uum Jim,

Shouldn't that be read and Unjoyed? :lol:
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Re: The Unwritten Verses

Post by Dennis N O'Brien » Thu May 03, 2012 10:22 am

Thanks Marty, Jim and Zondrae - now I'm confused ;)

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Re: The Unwritten Verses

Post by Rimeriter » Thu May 03, 2012 2:32 pm

Yeah, Zondrae. That would have been even more apt.

However Dennis, I did enjoy it.
Jim.

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Re: The Unwritten Verses

Post by r.magnay » Fri May 04, 2012 6:32 am

I like your stuff Dennis.... 8-)
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Re: The Unwritten Verses

Post by Dennis N O'Brien » Sun May 06, 2012 8:57 am

Glad you do Ross, wasn't sure whether my mixture of poetry would fit in here - haven't been kicked out yet. :)

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