The Spoonbill Generator

Fester's Last Words

It takes a man with real strength to deplore       [fester ]

The blandishments of harlotry, to shun       [Roland ]

Those things that can deflect the spirit, or       [dkb ]

Defeat the sense of something left undone       [Roland ]

in the world that has merit       [Cassie ]

Where cold flowers tilt and turn       [wolis ]

Defile all you inherit       [Roland ]

you still have so much to learn       [EarlPurple ]

Returning to the metre at the start       [Roland ]

This blandish train of versiform, to wreck       [Arnold the Sly Ape ]

In laboursome excursions, void of art       [Roland ]

A midget named 'Toulouse' appends '-Latrec'       [Arnold the Sly Ape ]

When the U-boat goes missing       [Roland ]

And the radio's dead       [Chevalier ]

Listen to the hissing       [loaf ]

It's all inside your head       [Chevalier ]

A pocketful of posies make the man       [Arnold the Sly Ape ]

Although a stitch in time is somewhat better       [loaf ]

At undermining Proserpina's plan       [Chevalier ]

Destroying both the spirit and the letter       [loaf ]

of a law, unfathomed by minds of Adam's clan       [Lauren Baum ]

And feeling like Ed Wood in a cashmere sweater       [Anon. ]

Envoi       [loaf ]

Can it really be th' Almighty's plan       [Chevalier ]

To wring such deathless trash from mortal man?       [loaf ]

Contributors: fester, Roland, dkb, Cassie, wolis, EarlPurple, Arnold the Sly Ape, Chevalier, loaf, Lauren Baum, Anon..
Poem finished: 23rd November 2005 by F.