Fightin' Writin'

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Dennis N O'Brien

Fightin' Writin'

Post by Dennis N O'Brien » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:09 am

Fightin' Writin'

Whether you write of the bush or the city
No need for your verse to be proper and pretty;
Ya know it’s a fact in this game there’s no money
So be disrespectful and bawdy and funny.

See that is the beauty of writin’ in verse,
For money will stifle, yeah money’s a curse;
Ya see on your writin’ sweet bugger all’s ridin’
So say what ya like - give the righteous a hidin’.

© Dennis N. O'Brien, 2012

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Re: Fightin' Writin'

Post by r.magnay » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:37 am

...yeah Dennis, I always reckoned you and I would get on OK... ;)

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Stephen Whiteside
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Re: Fightin' Writin'

Post by Stephen Whiteside » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:54 am

Guy Clark wrote a song called 'Cold Dog Soup'.

The chorus begins like this:

"Ain't no money in poetry,
That's what keeps the poets free...
But I've had all the freedom I can stand."

Love it.
Stephen Whiteside, Australian Poet and Writer

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Maureen K Clifford
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Re: Fightin' Writin'

Post by Maureen K Clifford » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:17 am

and throwing off the restraints of political correctness aka stupidity in many instances is remarkable liberating. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Check out The Scribbly Bark Poets blog site here -

I may not always succeed in making a difference, but I will go to my grave knowing I at least tried.

Dennis N O'Brien

Re: Fightin' Writin'

Post by Dennis N O'Brien » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:24 pm

Thanks Ross, Stephen and Maureen.

Please come and visit me in the gulag. :(

P.S. bring pens and paper. 8-)

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