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Old People Sex: and Other Highly Offensive Poems Kindle Edition
Many of these poems touch on the subject of sex and this is not surprising. The act of sex, whilst being a lot of fun, is also something that is quite amusing in our contemporary society. Intimacy is something which most adults desire, yet the subject remains forbidden and taboo, as though our passions are base, unsavoury or simply inappropriate. The Filipino writer, F. Sionil José said, “Poetry is emotion, passion, love, grief—everything that is human. It is not for zombies by zombies.” In that spirit, it would be a poor collection of poetry that did not reflect on that most passionate aspect of life that is physical adult intimacy.
Several of these poems have a political content. The American poet, Sonia Sanchez, said, “All poets, all writers, are political. They either maintain the status quo, or they say ‘something’s wrong, let’s change it for the better’.” It's debatable wheter or not any of these political poems suggest any change for the better. They are simply presented to entertain and amuse audiences with left-wing leanings.
In amongst these poems are a range of pieces that touch on an eclectic variety of subjects such as Cilla Black, growing old, apostrophes and Romeo and Juliet. The author has provided brief introductions to some pieces whilst others have been presented as self-explanatory artefacts.
It’s also important to accept this collection’s title that some of these poems are highly offensive. Ashley Lister expresses some outrageous opinions and questionable attitudes, all of which is done to entertain because, as the poet Anne Sexton once advised when discussing the art of being a poet, “Whatever you do, don’t be boring.”
So, if you are easily offended, this is not the book for you. However, if you’re willing to take the risk, please enjoy the contents of this collection.
- ASIN : B087NVMR7F
- Publication date : April 24, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1183 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 104 pages
- Lending : Enabled
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The words of these utterly shocking poems are both incredibly clever and utterly offencive. I laughed so hard I actually hurt a rib (for real)
It's humour that is shocking, like Frankie Boyle or Jerry Sadowitz with the wit and clever rhymes of Pam Aryes and Spike Milligan.
This is over the line stuff so if you are offended by the likes of Boyle, just don't buy it. But if you understand it's being funny, not mean, then get it into your virtual library now.
Quite an eye opener, I wouldn't buy it for my neighbour or maiden Aunts.
It's not everyone cup of tea but it was funny.
. It reminded me of a bawdy song beltered out on a stag night at the pub.