My Strong Stance on Obscenity

I am a Puritan at heart, as I hope most of you realise, and am constantly reviled by the suggestive language I find thinly disguised within the works of others. I recently wrote to D.H. Lawrence insisting that he remove that virtual dictionary of smut, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, from bookstores worldwide. I am yet to receive a response.

In the meantime, closer to home, my vigilance in this regard uncovered another attempt to sneak something suggestive past me. Kate is a frequent offender and I sometimes despair over what sort of upbringing she must have had. I blame her parents.

You will note in her poem (admittedly, otherwise quite sweet, though it may be) that she deliberately leaves the word ‘plucked’ out on its own and rhyming with nothing, thus attracting more attention to it and encouraging idle minds to paddle into dangerous waters. You all know where I’m going with this, and don’t pretend that you don’t, but common decency prevents me from providing a more graphic explanation.

She was, as a result, firmly rebuked.

As I suppose you’ve heard

I’m a sucker for a word

I’m a plucker of the petals in a poem

So any mention of a plucking

Sends me dashing, darting, ducking

From the fear of where I think I’ll hear you goin’

I run from the obscene

So I insist you keep it clean

I am analysing every single letter

So when you suggest a pluck

I reply “you’re out of luck”

I was naughty once but now I’m getting better

6 thoughts on “My Strong Stance on Obscenity

  1. I must admit the air for the last hour has been a bit on the blue side.  I decided to combine the daily prompts with a protest of sorts and the ?powers that be? must have plucked it out of  my draft folder.  The urls with the words are present but my words are not.  I’m finding this iPhone gift is unwieldy and think I’ll put my SIM card back into my Samsung. The draft must be lurking but I know not where.

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


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