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What the world needs is more guns!

by badmalthus

Screaming images
of unborn children
with
automatic rifles
in their hands
fall from my
eyelids
as I sip
sadly on a
Bloody Mary
&
ponder
the artistic
genius of Kalashnikov
&
good old
Mr. Winchester

Somewhere
some mother mourns
in the arms
of her dead
son
while politicians
preach promises
of better
times to come
&
silly fuckin’ poets
write silly fuckin’
poems just
like
this one





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Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
by wordsmithwannabe on Friday, July 08, 2011 (23:55:40)
and then they leave silly fuckin' comments like this one! i wonder if ol Kalashnikov and Winchester ever dreamed that they would inspire such images. thanks for the food for thought, always a pleasure to read your brilliant words, Harry.

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    Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Sunday, July 10, 2011 (03:50:01)
    Hi Chris...thank you for the kind words my friend.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
by Ilan on Saturday, July 09, 2011 (00:16:17)
I'm well over the gun debate and the right
to bear arms by citizens and countries
just animals the lot of us
good moral poem I believe in
Cheers Harry
Ilan

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    Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Sunday, July 10, 2011 (03:51:01)
    G'day Ilan...thanks a million mate.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
by alana on Saturday, July 09, 2011 (07:44:50)
excuse me is it the outcome of the liqor ot the state of the world, this poem of yours ?

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    Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Sunday, July 10, 2011 (03:54:10)
    Poetry for me is much deeper than either really. Many thanks alana.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
by Iridium on Saturday, July 09, 2011 (15:19:29)
When I write poetry I try to write about the deepest layers of human emotion, even with a simple love poem by inserting layers of conflicting emotion into it. That is what makes a good poem to me and you have nailed it with this one, surely a ten. Jan

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    Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Sunday, July 10, 2011 (03:55:12)
    Hullo Jan...I couldn't agree with you more. Many many thanks.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
by omegapaf on Saturday, July 09, 2011 (19:12:11)
shooting from the hip here harry. i wonder if these people do ever think ahead to what their creations could become? like mr alfred nobel ( of nobel prize fame ) and his dynamite invention, or mr gattling, and his gattling gun....wasn't it robert oppenheimer after he worked opon the nuclear bomb, and saw what it could do, that quoted the hindu scriptures saying " i am become death...the destroyer of worlds ". - bang bang - paul.

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    Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Sunday, July 10, 2011 (03:56:24)
    Ah yes Paul...The Noble Peace Prize...ironic it truly is...haha.
    A million thanks mate.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
by BrokenWordsPoet on Saturday, July 09, 2011 (21:30:42)
I made it to protect the motherland. I wanted to invent an engine that could run for ever. I could have developed a new train, had I stayed in the railway. It would have looked like the AK-47 though. Mikhail Kalashnikov. How is that for taking words out of context?

Oliver Fisher Winchester, I could not find one quote, I guess he let his guns do the talking. Typical American...

Harry you are so damned interesting & I want to try your style of writing & not make it so damned obvious & before I do can you enlighten me on what you call the style & I want to tell you I get so damned dehydrated waiting for another poem from my friend on the other side of this blue marble to post & then they are always worth waiting for & Violence, war, children it is always a sad story & we as adults led children by our influences.

In hopes for peace... BWP... James... silly fuckin’ poets write silly fuckin’ poems just like this one

What is heart breaking politicians preach promises for votes and spend their time in office hitting a brick wall of good old boys. At least that is the way it is here in America.

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    Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Sunday, July 10, 2011 (03:58:14)
    G'day James my friend...thanks to this place this wonderful blue marble is closer than we think. Thanks for the wonderful words buddy.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
by FuchsiaFestival! on Saturday, July 09, 2011 (23:37:37)
What the world needs is more common sense to practice what they preach while bringing real needs to the table of life. They say war is essential, but it is peace-degrading especially if the war is about peace! Guns, murderers, and then soldiers. It all seems like a pseudo-class of the state of humanity.

I sometimes ponder about the various artistic geniuses within this world and relate them to the sickness that prevails. Some have expressions and others copy off the earlier expressions and relate them to the darkness of today with a twist. Good poem, you nailed it on the head.

The baby and this, the deadened. The weak, and the rapport of 'falling automatic images' that pertain to guns and whatnot. The unborn child turns into a dead child from a murderer or his/her own mother/father.

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    Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Sunday, July 10, 2011 (04:01:17)
    Hullo Sammi...what scares me are the new weapons that are being made now...I am glad I am closer to the end of my life than the beginning. A great big thanks my friend.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
by induce on Sunday, July 10, 2011 (00:01:35)
Harry, well versed and you said it...visual and truth kicks!
Cheers,
andye

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    Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
    by induce on Sunday, July 10, 2011 (00:05:12)
    Harry, you gotta' check this the google advert above said 'play war tanks now' with an image of two tanks rutting. ~ funny ole' world.

    Not against the games, it was just one of those moments.

    cheers mate.

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      Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
      by badmalthus on Sunday, July 10, 2011 (04:02:56)
      Haha...play war tanks now...we humans do like to play war. Thanks a million andye.
      Cheers...Harry

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      Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
      by BrokenWordsPoet on Sunday, July 10, 2011 (11:33:21)
      That is funny when I commented on this work an advertisement from google posted a semi-automatic rifle that looked like a weapon of war. Now a poem that speaks the nastiness of war is advertising weapons of war.

      Sammi wrote a poem that express ambiguity or the fact that conundrum is like 'enigma' and sounds like a riddle on steroids? What word play is expressing here from google is I don't care what you are saying express ugliness, I have a gun for sale.

      Then google is a super computer with a sense of weird humor or just a victim circumstances.

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Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
by butterflyzrfree on Sunday, July 10, 2011 (17:08:16)
Just break one's back kind od sad. Simply sat here, in my desk, stunned, sad, weakened inside. Aware my karma is not involved, except in terms of the tarma of all universa, but still... Sad

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    Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 (03:32:00)
    Sorry for making you feel sad Gail.
    Cheers...Harry

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      Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
      by butterflyzrfree on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 (11:11:18)
      Don't be sorry! First, forgive my spelling, then, be unsorry, then, be happy that I read the poem and appreciate its brilliance! Do you think I sit around all day crying in my beer? Somebody has to drink it! So Cheers, and tip it up, drink it down, and have a wonderful day! More karma to you for your power as a writer!!! Very Happy

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Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 (14:04:18)
I see this less as a statement about gun control than as an observation about human nature. Evil people would find a way to be evil, with or without guns. Very thought provoking as usual, Harry.

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    Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 (23:04:44)
    That's quite so Hugh...thanks mate.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
by rondo on Sunday, July 17, 2011 (16:28:20)
And silly fucking commentors praise them for it Very Happy

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    Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Monday, July 18, 2011 (02:24:53)
    And silly me thanks you for it Ronald...haha.
    Cheers mate...Harry

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Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
by plasticity on Monday, July 25, 2011 (14:40:12)
Love it.

It's harsh, as truth should be. Even harsh about yourself and the poem.

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    Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 (00:17:57)
    It's a harsh world alright P...look at Norway.
    Many thanks my friend.
    Cheers...Harry

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      Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
      by plasticity on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 (13:16:21)
      I know. That racist bastard and his manifesto. When a country as quiet and self sufficient as Norway... its a sign of harsher things to come.

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        Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
        by badmalthus on Sunday, August 21, 2011 (22:04:56)
        Many big thanks P.
        Cheers...Harry

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Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
by K13739 on Saturday, August 20, 2011 (08:34:03)
Amazingly vivid images, Harry, especially lines 1-5. It gave me goosebumps. I don't know if history just repeats itself, or if we humans try outdo our ancestors. We are a sorry lot. -- Paula.

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    Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Sunday, August 21, 2011 (22:05:44)
    Hullo Paula...we are indeed a sorry lot. A million thanks.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
by SEVER on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 (02:17:12)
This was quite powerfull and shook me to my core loved the ending my friend. Really liked the styling of this wording and rhyme sceme. Really really liked the ending going from generalitys to hard core rage and disgust and pain. Stray bullets have no names. And this is a good double flip side of the coin mirror type of piece really dug it my friend great write.

SEVER

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    Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Sunday, November 20, 2011 (00:42:40)
    Hullo S...a million thanks my friend.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
by Camille on Saturday, December 10, 2011 (15:40:05)
Nothing silly about honest, meaningful poetry, Harry. You sir, are a breath of fresh air in a world polluted by corruption and depravity. Another favorite.

Camille

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    Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Sunday, December 11, 2011 (01:50:38)
    I sometimes feel that nothing helps the world...even poetry...but I guess every bit counts. Thank you for the kind words Camille.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
by kenmoorecowboypoet on Friday, January 13, 2012 (11:36:42)
Welcome to the world of Smith & Wesson 'n' Ike Eisenhower's warnin' Outstandin' presentation

wabl
kenmoore
another silly fuckin' poet

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    Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Sunday, January 15, 2012 (22:50:17)
    Hullo fellow silly fuckin' poet haha. Many many thanks Ken.
    Peace & Laughter...Harry

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Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
by liarbird on Thursday, February 23, 2012 (02:54:05)
G'day Harry...
I just love this style of yours Harry. Kalashnikov, Winchester and us silly poets probably have one thing in common. We probably never killed anyone, and never made any money either out of our inventive minds...but someone has.
Thanks Harry
Lindsay

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    Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Sunday, February 26, 2012 (02:22:30)
    G'day Lindsay...good to see you back...thanks mate...will send you the fantasy footy code next week ok.
    Cheers...Harry

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    Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Saturday, March 03, 2012 (03:44:14)
    Haha...gotta' love those weapons makers...thanks Linds.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
by SEVER on Friday, May 11, 2012 (02:12:05)
this is a short powerfull pistol of elegence my friend great write and what a great read. keep writing.

your friend
SEVER

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    Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Friday, May 11, 2012 (02:32:38)
    THank you very much Sever.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
by shaaz on Sunday, March 30, 2014 (14:00:34)
what the world needs is more ...eye-opening diagnostic write ups like this one!

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    Re: What the world needs is more guns! (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Sunday, March 30, 2014 (18:13:47)
    We poets are a lonely unheard breed...haha! Thank you so very much shaaz.
    Cheers...Harry

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