Purple Poet On Wheels
These are some of poems of Bill Shields; a Vietnam veteran. They are intense and brutal. They pull no punches, and under the PIP guidelines, are unpostable. However he has four books published; Just because you may not be able to post a graphic poem here, is does not mean there is not a venue for it.
As for not sharing certain subject matter with children: not all artwork is meant for children. Movies are often criticized for being gratuitously violent. The films that receive the most flack are the ones that use violence as a reflection of our culture and to show the futility of it. A Clockwork Orange is one the most criticized films in history for being extremely violent. It is, but only for the first 30 minutes, the rest of the film asks the question: “Can criminals be rehabilitated?”
There is a Mature Content forum. I suggest moving questionable poems there for debate.
[Edited by Administrator - even links should be placed in the MC content, and not within a discussion or poetic forum for which it is clearly not acceptable by PiP Standards. Thank you.]
[This message has been edited by Sunshine (12-27-2003 09:14 PM).]