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BULLSHIT! SONNETS by BOKE

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{1/18}

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DEMOCRATIC WRESTLIN' {1 of 18} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{1_01} "SEE HILLARY EMBRACE mad Doctor Dean --"

{1_02} as prophesied in verse a few months back,"

{1_03} says Boke (the madman-poet) of the Queen

{1_04} of Democrats impressing her proud rack ...

 
{1_05} ... in Dean's bold breast, in Iowa last week.

{1_06} SHE'D SPOKEN of the gathering that night

{1_07} as like a wrestling event. No meek

{1_08} wonk pols, but rumblers ready for the fight.

 
{1_09} Pin Dubya and regain the title lost.

{1_10} With skillful rhetoric reverse the hold

{1_11} the "heel" has on us all (at dreadful cost).

{1_12} Not pro show-BULLSHIT: Pure athletic gold.

 
{1_13} "The prophet" notes: 1. Clinton also'd cal

{1_14} the night "Revival." 2. Dean won the fall.

{2/18}

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DEMOCRATIC WRESTLIN' {2 of 18} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{2_01} SEE BOKE BUMP CHANNELS, trying to decide

{2_02} what Wednesday shows to watch. Hey, watch all four!

{2_03} Two VCRs, two eyes, and time to ride

{2_04} the flow of images -- and maybe score ...

 
{2_05} ... associations that may head-lock verse.

{2_06} Teen soaps! Adult romance! Hot lingerie!

{2_07} And soulful vampires fight to lift a curse!

{2_08} ALL at my beck and call by thumbslide play.

 
{2_09} A democratic choice which I'll avoid

{2_10} by WATCHING EV'RYTHING, instead of some.

{2_11} No painful this-or-that, 'cause I've deployed

{2_12} technology to amplify my thumb.

 
{2_13} The balance of the world's at stake. (Yeah, right!)

{2_14} I'll wrestle with it all ... and throw some light

{3/18}

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DEMOCRATIC WRESTLIN' {3 of 18} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{3_01} SEE? TEENS watch "The OC," so BOKE must too.

{3_02} They hold the noses out in Hollywood

{3_03} and grind them to the point of what to do.

{3_04} So writers all watch teen shows. (Like, they should!)

 
{3_05} SETH -- funny boy, so recently turned cool

{3_06} enough to have two girls to wrestle with --

{3_07} can't seem to CHOOSE just ONE, and thus a fool

{3_08} whose sudden wealth is lost because the pith ...

 
{3_09} ... of life is choosing at those points you must.

{3_10} Oh, to have Seth's tough choice -- how sweet the pai

{3_11} But other choices have less kick than lust.

{3_12} No wonder California went insane ...

 
{3_13} ... Elected Arnold for his cheerful face

{3_14} (You think he'll ref the presidential race?)

{4/18}

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DEMOCRATIC WRESTLIN' {4 of 18} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{4_01} MEANWHILE ON VCR, Bob's forced to choose

{4_02} stretched out for two whole hours) who he loves.1

{4_03} Estella? Kelly Jo? Will he refuse

{4_04} to bite the bullet, claiming that the gloves ...

 
{4_05} ... of either, just won't fit his sweaty palms?

{4_06} THE PICTURE ON THE LEFT suggests he picked

{4_07} the woman who had wrestled 'way his qualms

{4_08} and pinned him in a lip-lock. Time has ticked ...

 
{4_09} ... the tock that marks DECISION: Freedom's doom. {ewg}

{4_10} BUT WAIT ... It seems although he's left the ring

{4_11} on 'stella's finger, he's left wiggle-room.

{4_12} A "promise," not proposal. He's still king ...

 
{4_13} ... of Bob's domain. BUT LOOK at who choice whipped!

{4_14} ZOOM IN: "My heart is broken," K.J. dripped.

{5/18}

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DEMOCRATIC WRESTLIN' {5 of 18} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{5_01} SEE GIRLS IN UNDERWEAR ON CBS?!?

{5_02} Excuse me, "lingerie." BOKE CHOSE THIS ONE.

{5_03} (No, not to wear, to give.) (No, not to Les

{5_04} Moonves -- 'though Letterman thinks that sounds fun.)

 
{5_05} A pretty wrestler dressed like this should win.

{5_06} Not fair, you say. Who said that wrestling's fair?

{5_07} Well, some is, but a FASHION show's not kin

{5_08} to wrestling -- or to voting -- SO WHY pair ...

 
{5_09} ... these pretty panties to these wrestling lines?

{5_10} TO ponder CHOOSING, when that means TO BUY.

{5_11} True wrestling vict'ry can't be bought. And fines

{5_12} are levied if you sell your vote. (Don't try!)

 
{5_13} Some things aren't wrestling. This is not a vote.

{5_14} I like this outfit. (On her, "all she wrote.")

{6/18}

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DEMOCRATIC WRESTLIN' {6 of 18} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{6_01} SEE STING SELL BULLSHIT -- oops, I mean a song.

{6_02} I liked it, really . Seven words weren't fine.`

{6_03} He's coded artist-activist. It's wrong

{6_04} to twist yourself to sell a panty line.

 
{6_05} "RELIGION" : "SEX AND MUSIC." Only one?

{6_06} Don't mean to be a poop-head, but right now

{6_07} to frame the deepest mystery as fun --

{6_08} or hedonistic pleasure -- might allow ...

 
{6_09} ... a few more angry thoughts to blow their fuse.

{6_10} An artist may well CHOOSE to do just that.

{6_11} (Hell, Boke's not one bit 'fraid to raise a bruise.)

{6_12} But if the goal's just skimming off some fat ...

 
{6_13} ... from corp'rate money flows, then shame on you.

{6_14} But, anyway, dear Sting, I liked it, too.

{7/18}

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DEMOCRATIC WRESTLIN' {7 of 18} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{7_01} SEE SPIKE AND ANGEL fighting in the dark

{7_02} to save the world, and smash each other's nose.

{7_03} Each hero turns out quite an easy mark

{7_04} for EVIL BULLSHIT: Why'd they come to blows?

 
{7_05} Their egos are involved of course, but still

{7_06} the basis of their mayhem is belief

{7_07} in some MISLEADING STORY that can fill

{7_08} their gaps of sanity, and bring them grief.

 
{7_09} BELIEVING BULLSHIT, they fight tooth to tooth

{7_10} with vampire superpower -- But for what?

{7_11} Salvation of the world? Lies spoil the truth:

{7_12} HOW STUPID fighting when you don't know squat.

 
{7_13} Our heroes fought because they were misled.

{7_14} (One had some sense, or else one would be dead.)

{8/18}

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DEMOCRATIC WRESTLIN' {8 of 18} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{8_01} SEE SIMULATED KENNEDY attempt

{8_02} to wrestle with a bullet from behind.

{8_03} An insane, brutal line. Complete contempt

{8_04} for wrestling, and a president. Unkind.

 
{8_05} The rule of wrestling's no one's go'ng to die.

{8_06} To grab your terrored flesh is not a bout.

{8_07} The single bullet theory was no lie.

{8_08} Computer simulations leave no doubt.

 
{8_09} What day is this? The clock's run 'round again.

{8_10} No longer Wednesday? Is this still this year?

{8_11} My life slipped by, amidst one final spin

{8_12} of Sixty Minutes' stopwatch. Are you here?

 
{8_13} Why do so many Chinese load this page?

{8_14} Why, suddenly, is Boke now ... all the rage?

{9/18}

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DEMOCRATIC WRESTLIN' {9 of 18} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{9_01} {9} SEE BOKE. No, not the Boke who wrote... Not me.

{9_02} My panties aren't as pretty as these guys

{9_03} who'd like to throw me hard. They're panty-free

{9_04} somewhere out in Mongolia ... My eyes ...

 
{9_05} ... have never seen them wrestle in this style.

{9_06} Boke style: where only feet can touch the ground.

{9_07} To throw someone -- LIKE THAT-- won't be worthwhile

{9_08} if moments 'fore he hits, your elbow's found ...

 
{9_09} ... a spot of earth to stop your falling down

{9_10} no matter if you bounce right to your feet

{9_11} or fly right into space and win the crown

{9_12} for human-powered flight. You'll still be beat

 
{9_13} Dear wrestlers, I'm so tired. Forgive my joke

{9_14} about your pretty panties. My name's Boke.


{10/18}

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DEMOCRATIC WRESTLIN' {10 of 18} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{10_01} SEE HERE, BOKE, we're strong wrestlers, please wake up.

{10_02} Why mock our skillful exercise of flow?

{10_03} You think your precious words could fill a cup

{10_04} as freely as our sweat? What does Boke know ...

 
{10_05} ... about the art or discipline we share

{10_06} in contact, man-to-man, and men-to-men?

{10_07} You've tossed around our words without much care.

{10_08} Perhaps you'd like more contact. Let's set when ...

 
{10_09} ... we all can get together and discuss

{10_10} the finer points of grabs and throws. Our rules.

{10_11} And like you said, don't think we're dangerous.

{10_12} No wrestlers die, except the crazy fools ...

 
{10_13} ... who think they can avoid the daily work

{10_14} of training: Who can't flow, but only jerk.

{11/18}

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DEMOCRATIC WRESTLIN' {11 of 18} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{11_01} SEE THERE, GUYS, there go girls. Let's have a beer.

{11_02} You're absolutely right. Just what you said.

{11_03} Has anybody told you, you look queer?

{11_04} Just kidding! Got to rhyme. Don't bash my head.

 
{11_05} You never know when panties will prevail,

{11_06} so always keep some handy's what I say.

{11_07} Yeah, good ol' Vicky's Secret in the mail

{11_08} is near as nice [insert your own cliche].

 
{11_09} I think I've demonstrated not to write

{11_10} without a lick of sleep. SEE what you get?

{11_11} But there's yet too much work to say good night.

{11_12} So while the guys and I are getting wet ...

 
{11_13} ... by spraying shaken beer cans up our nose,

{11_14} let's pause to cry about Bob's last red rose.

{12/18}

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DEMOCRATIC WRESTLIN' {12 of 18} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{12_01} NOW WIPE YOUR EYES AND SEE what victory

{12_02} in wrestling means. What does it mean to win?

{12_03} It means, for one thing, with full certainty

{12_04} you know that you have won. The origin ...

 
{12_05} ... of your applause is clearly in your hands.

{12_06} No ten-point scale applied by random judge

{12_07} can make you miss by fractions. Vict'ry lands

{12_08} right at your feet. You placed it. It won't budge

 
{12_09} Perhaps there's kinds of wrestling I don't know

{12_10} where victory is fuzzy (please advise),

{12_{11} but my mind has no slot where they would go.

{12_{11} The rule should tell the winner, not the wise.

 
{12_13} Here power, skill, and fate presents the rose.

{12_14} In other realms of life -- not how it goes.

{13/18}

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DEMOCRATIC WRESTLIN' {13 of 18} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{13_01} WHICH GUY WILL WIN her heart? It all depends

{13_02} on who knows what. The way you sniff her rear ...

{13_03} (Wrong species, oops) The way your scent upends

{13_04} her rowboat day. The echoes she will hear . . .

 
{13_05} . . of others from her past within your voice.

{13_06} Not counting the genetic dials pre-set

{13_07} for "other guy." (And ones with a Rolls Royce.)

{13_08} There are some women you can never get ...

 
{13_09} ... no matter what you do. You have no play.

{13_10} THE POINT is you can't wrestle "him" for her.

{13_11} Nor can you wrestle her to get your way.

{13_12} There are some cats, we know, we can't make purr.

 
{13_13} And part's of our democracy's like this.

{13_14} There are some candidates no babies kiss.

{14/18}

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DEMOCRATIC WRESTLIN' {14 of 18} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{14_01} THIS GIANT, LITTLE MAN can make me cry.

{14_02} He needs a girlfriend, and he wants your vote.

{14_03} The girlfriend part's beyond me, but I'll try

{14_04} to overlook his size. But that's the coat ...

 
{14_05} ... he wears into the ring. But then removes

{14_06} and suddenly a giant's standing there.

{14_07} Then tears of truth flow from my eyes, he moves

{14_08} the longing parts around until their where ...

 
{14_09} ... they're s'pposed to be. It's clear he is what's right

{14_10} with politics ... as Hillary changed tune

{14_11} from wrestling to "REVIVAL" when the light

{14_12} of D. Kucinich bent each "Matrix" spoon ...

 
{14_13} ... into pure moral force that shook each soul.

{14_14} It's mad we won't let "winning" be his goal.

{15/18}

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DEMOCRATIC WRESTLIN' {15 of 18} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{15_01} REVERSING HIST'RY was Queen Hill'ry's frame.

{15_02} Then tossed in "wrestling." Did she understand

{15_03} the meaning of the word? Or was it lame

{15_04} ol' pol-speak -- tinkling glass, but clear as sand?

 
{15_05} Perhaps she did, but it rang wrong to me.

{15_06} A time machine is what she brought to mind

{15_07} with her "REVERSE," but maybe, actu'lly

{15_08} she meant "like wrestling" -- quite a diff'rent kind.

 
{15_09} Not backwards, but shift places. Down guy's up.

{15_10} You know? That's still ol' pol-speak. Either way.

{15_11} The Queen would gladly give a poison cup

{15_12} to upstart Dean who paints the power play ...

 
{15_13} ... in ways that Hillary would lose her crown.

{15_14} Yes, she knows which side's up, and which is down.

{16/18}

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DEMOCRATIC WRESTLIN' {16 of 18} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{16_01} When "wrestlers" do their best, they pay a price.

{16_02} And surely they deserve some recompense.

{16_03} So I will try my best to treat Dems nice

{16_04} no matter if I think they're just plain dense, ...

 
{16_05} ... or practical -- the way that often seem

{16_06} (within the sky-high frame I always use)

{16_07} compared to those who have both strength and dreams.

{16_08} The kind of candidates who will refuse ...

 
{16_09} ... to play it safe when "everybody knows"

{16_10} a bunch of BULLSHIT leading them astray.

{16_11} True leaders make a stand against those flows

{16_12} while, oh so many, turn to go their way.

 
{16_13} OK, that wasn't nice. That's not my role.

{16_14} My job's to shout that Dubya's hell's ass-hole.

{17/18}

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DEMOCRATIC WRESTLIN' {17 of 18} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{17_01} DEAR PRESS CORPS: How much longer will it take

{17_02} until you understand where your head is.

{17_03} I'm go'ng to bap you hard -- the same mistake

{17_04} repeated always makes it lose its fizz ...

 
{17_05} ... not, as some think, become reality.

{17_06} (That's my own line of bullshit, you can buy

{17_07} a bag for pretty cheap. But not for free.)

{17_08} I understand the logic. That is why ...

 
{17_09} ... I'm not describing how far up your ass

{17_10} your head is wedged right now. I know it feels

{17_11} you're breathing truth, but that's just passing gas

{17_12} arising from the BULLSHIT that appeals ...

 
{17_13} ... to ev'ryone it seems. So, not just you.

{17_14} But, why with all your smarts, do you smell, too?

{18/18}

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DEMOCRATIC WRESTLIN' {18 of 18} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{18_01} IN PARIS I am watching my hot femme

{18_02} make noises on the catwalk not allowed

{18_03} across the Internet. No angel sim,

{18_04} but devil-may-care rondos for the crowd . . .

 
{18_05} . . . with no authority to let them fly!

{18_06} She whispers she'll repay me for this tale

{18_07} that I have stuck her in while she's gone Bye!

{18_08} But thoughtfully I'm rigging up a sail ...

 
{18_09} ... for her (and my) escape to eastern seas.

{18_10} (Assuming she'll forgive me one more time

{18_11} 'cause I'm so very sweet and like to please,

{18_12} and Lord knows, who can blame me. It's the rhyme!

 
{18_13} The audience applauds cause they don't know

{18_14} the instrument she's played. I love her so!

Boke - comment

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"Your straight, piercing lines
        are now weave-y.

Perhaps read a book --

those things you forsook ...

when you started milking
          the TV." {smile/no joke}

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