This is not a poem about love.
It is not a poem about lust, nor greed, nor want.
It is not a poem about pain and there are no angels
Religion will not be discussed.
This poem will contain no profanities, no lewd
and no smutty remarks about ladies' bosoms.
There will be no sex in this poem.
In this poem, no opinion will be offered on world
nor the economic crisis facing third world
This poem does not contain a "please call now"
This poem shall not partake in any wit,
it has no sense of humour whatsoever.
No laughing is permitted during the reading of this
There are no children in this poem,
nor will you find any people of declining years.
No mid-life crises allowed.
Politics is a subject avoided by this poem,
and therefore no lies are contained within these
Scandal is not something this poem addresses.
Violence shalt not grace these phrases,
there will be no mention of war and disease will be
There are to be no deaths as a result of this
There will be no sunrises in this poem.
The sun will never set, and not a bird shall sing.
Flowers of any sort are strictly forbidden.
The beach will not feature in this poem,
Nor will there be a high mountain peak or a bubbling
Beauty has no place in this poem.
It is absolutely out of the question to mention any
part of the human anatomy,
nostalgia is frowned upon and reflections of any sort
will be prosecuted.
No happy memories, no wistful longings, no dark
Nothing. Not even a frog on a lily pad.
There is to be absolutely no reference to anything
whatsoever in this poem.
~ This poem is not intended to offend and is in no
way aimed at any other piece of work entered in this
competition. It is meant purely in jest as a
light-hearted poke at poetry itself, it is not meant to
undermine the wonderful work done by my fellow