March 13, 2014

It all started on Facebook

OK, so today, when I was technically supposed to have be working, I accidentally checked Facebook to find the following hilarious post by a pal  in regard to the West Virginia coal/poetry censorship episode that officially didn't happen.

Here's what he wrote:

"Practicing for next year's poetry contest: Roses are red, Violets are blue, coal is from heaven, and it is awesome too."

This inspired me to invite my fellow West Virginians to take part in an Acceptable Poem Contest in which we write pro-coal poetry that would be permissible to read aloud in public places in West Virginia. Here's what I came up with:

Once upon a midnight dreary,
coal kept the lights on.
Any takers?


Jamie Gaucher said...

From the fans of the GR in Middlebury, VT:

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
Given all we do, for you and you and you,
please note the onerous, current regulations will suffice.

El Cabrero said...

Now that's a real contender-thanks!

Susan said...

Here's another, with apologies to Wordsworth:

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden hydraulic shovels
Radiant, gleaming in the sun.
Their mythic power moving earth by the ton.

El Cabrero said...

Susan, that one could well be on its way to winning top honors!