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ISM

ism is not a prism
nor is it a prison
it's not established
until it's finished

if all I knew were isms
I would more than likely
be solely alone and unlikely
like if I was into Marxism

which I am not however
so I say to those whomever
pull up your trousers and be aware
it's coming from over there

the diabolical aneurism
antidisestablishmentarianism

Style / type: 
Free verse
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I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
Last few words: 
For Al who is very right, and as promised, and Greg who nails it Ha!...
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Comments

a strangely convoluted word it is
you have parodied it well
Now imagine trying to translate it into German

my brain got bounced around a bit, but that was the point.
and It giggled.

thanks , I needed that

Al

It was a fun challenge back in the day lol
Thanks for stopping in,

MarkL

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nice! the irony of the last ism! we are surrounded by isms and a million poems could be written about them. i really like your playful take.

I would have never thought of it.
Needed to go dig it out.
Later,

MarkL

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Good write unusual theme, one line that caught me out was:- until before it's finished..
Now:- "until it's finished" seems OK
"before it's finished" means it has some time to go.
Using the two together, is similar to using a double negative, well it sounds like that, what say you???
Take care out there,
Yours Ian..

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the original holds a fondness so... :~)
Thanks for stopping in here,

MarkL

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Always keep the originals safe, the ones put on stream can be changed but the original is the one that holds the memory.
I have a load of originals from 1957 to present then they also are on the net some edits and then streamed on Neopoet for final edit but the original stays true to its beginning..
Take care out there and keep writing,
Yours as always Ian..

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Give critique to help keep Neopoet great.
Unconditional love to you all.
"Learn to love yourself first"
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tactful to say the least about this mind tickler.
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raj (sublime_ocean)

Thanks raj,

MarkL

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I added an "ism" poem to the bunch. a fun exercise. check it out if you get a chance! greg

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