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The Eclectic Pen - Quirks (Warning---language)

By: Marta J. (booksnob)   + 4 more  
Date Submitted: 3/18/2009
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 155

  What's the thing that makes you tick,
The thing that makes your heart beat quick?
The very thing that makes you tick
Might make another person sick.

Do you simply chew your hair
Or do you sniff your underwear?
Do you like to pick your nose?
Do you like to suck on toes?

Do you steal in upscale malls?
Do you like to flash your balls?
Do you like to cut yourself?
Do you dress up like an elf?

Do you go on a drinking spree?
Do you practice B and D?
Do you surf for porn all day ?
Do you hide that you are gay?

Do you long to pierce your clit
Or revel in another's shit?
Do you hoard caloric snacks?
Under sleeves do you hide tracks?

Do you want to make a bomb
Or rape your date after the prom?
Or frequently abuse your spouse?
Are you afraid to leave your house?

The very thing that makes you rock
At all costs you keep under lock.
If people knew--oh--they'd turn pale
And you might end up in jail.

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ericjasongastelum - 3/18/2009 5:17 PM ET
you're a fascinator, standing on stage as i'm sitting, lonely in the crowd. you're the curious nature, that demonic joke that has not been recited in years, that i still remember. you're the observer that i bleed would tell me stories as i try to sleep and forget the world in my dreams.
Joan S. (Yoni) - 3/20/2009 7:36 PM ET
I like that!!! Creepy and funny...just like you!! :-)
Kimberly Z. (chiKaD27) - , - 3/20/2009 9:34 PM ET
wow, really cool actually.....yet pretty disturbed. no offense
Cassandra B. (cricket6472) - 3/22/2009 2:58 AM ET
Claudia (BrokenWing) - 4/3/2009 10:06 PM ET
This was funny; kinda reminded me of a limerick, though much longer.
Kami (Kidsey) - 4/7/2009 10:37 PM ET
The riming (spell check(told you i suck at this spelling stuff)) was good but overall kinda creepy.
Marta J. (booksnob) - 4/8/2009 2:43 PM ET
Creepy, twisted, black humor--that's what I was going for. Glad I grossed a few people out.
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