Poet's Blight

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Poet's Blight


I've got a stack of poems

Waiting to send, arrive

Been struck down with dread Poet's Blight

Don't know if I'll survive


Not heard of Poet's Blight before?

No WOLer's told it's curse?

Am I the only WOLer here

Writing Blighter verse?


This Blight it overloads you

Drowns your life in verse

Leaves no time for playtime

Damn! It's getting worse


I gotta go to rehab

Poet's Blight Motel

Absorb their life of luxury

And hope to come back well


Booked out for 12 mths! Damn!

Would not reveal names of any WOLers currently booked in (i.e. living life of luxury). Rose? You there?......


Don Matthews August 2019

◄ Manson – The Smell of Evil

Dedication to the Rose of WOL ►


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Don Matthews

Wed 14th Aug 2019 23:34


Devon my friend don't touch the stuff
It's full of MSG
Its flavour's upped and hence/therefore
True flavour it not be

I will condone diluted use
E.g. a 'beer 'n clam'
I think it is a Yankee thing
Can't buy it here, oh damn!

Not that I've looked hard....?

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Don Matthews

Wed 14th Aug 2019 23:24


Backpacking did you no good my friend
You're Blighted with rhyme to the seams
'each word stated
with rhyme quickly mated'
See what I mean, what I mean?

Don't start me on New-Age free verse stuff......?

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Don Matthews

Wed 14th Aug 2019 23:19


My heart goes out to you
I'm feeling bluesy too
Catharsis also plagues me

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Don Matthews

Wed 14th Aug 2019 23:15


I really need this jab
To stop it getting worse
I think it's branded 'STOPITNOW'
Shit! this is a curse!

grizzle grizzle.....?

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Don Matthews

Wed 14th Aug 2019 23:10

Your soliloque
Made perfect sense
To little me...?

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Don Matthews

Wed 14th Aug 2019 23:07

Hey Rose?

What's going on? I'm beginning to suspect this 'prunny rose' problem of yours is causing more trouble than you're letting on. Come on, don't be shy girl. Don't tell me? You're comfortably entrenched at our Poet's Blight Motel rehab establishment but you're out of it. Smashed. Told you to take it easy. Ah well, when you've come out of the haze hit their free phone to WOL and update us.

Your friendly WOLer (in Blight-warning-mode)

Devon Brock

Wed 14th Aug 2019 22:54

Oh, it's the blight, is it?
I thought it was the clamato!
I appears I bought the wrong ointment.


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Adam Rabinowitz

Wed 14th Aug 2019 20:19

Poet's blight?
sounds all right
each word uttered
matched with one muttered
each word stated
with rhyme quickly mated
and while others may hate it
I'll never be sated
and if rehab I need
to stop this rhyming screed
I'll check in soon
and drink in my room
until all rhymes are gone...though it could be worse
if the blight were free verse.

May we all recover. My backpacking trip helped....maybe.

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Lisa C Bassignani

Wed 14th Aug 2019 16:46


I too have the blight.

Hopefully soon things will be right.

And tho its true its not contagious

I am in a definite state of catharsis.

Hope everyone escapes the blues

And reports back soon with happy news.

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 14th Aug 2019 15:36

When overwhelmed by its sensation...
This insidious interest in verse,
Get a jab from a vacation
To stop it getting worse. ?

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Don Matthews

Wed 14th Aug 2019 12:36


Are you holed out in rehab at the Poet's Blight Motel afflicted with 'prunny rose'? (enjoying life there?). Don't be shy.....they provide a free phone to WOL...?

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Don Matthews

Wed 14th Aug 2019 12:31


This is a particularly virulent Blight-form I fear which has floored me.
Your alcohol-cure may just do the trick. I think though your w/v either/or prescription may need a little 'upping' ( I think a doctor would say 'increased'). So I'm gonna try a deadly mix of both. 'Twill either knock the little Blighter bang! or knock me ' nōn compos mentis'

If my daily posts dry up for a few days you can assume the latter happened. But, like the little Aussie battler I am, I will arise (struggle up) from the ashes like a phoenix. How's that for crash hot prose?...?

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Don Matthews

Wed 14th Aug 2019 12:16

I wonder Jason if Rose is suffering 'prunny rose'? She may be too embarrassed to admit the Blight has struck her with a dangerous mutant strain. Knowing Rose she doesn't give a toss what she reveals. We shall all wait with bated breath for her utterance ....?

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Jason Bayliss

Wed 14th Aug 2019 11:39

Don't worry, not infected with poet blight, although I have got a runny prose!???.

J. x


Wed 14th Aug 2019 10:32

use alcohol!
whisky or vodka.
your choice!

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