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Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley

0 posted 1999-06-18 12:17 PM it's not the most engaging subject in the world..just wanted to see if I could write about something mundane:

Oh dear, my friend, you will never believe it!
My face is grotesque! I have a huge zit.
Right there on my jaw for all to see
it’s as big as my face, quite literally!

Tonight at dinner I turned my head
and smacked a guy who almost fled!
His glasses went flying, he nearly choked
he looked ready to kill me - I waited to get poked!

Though I try really hard to squeeze out a pop
I can’t get that thing to let loose of one drop!
I’ve even tried using my Ginzu knife!
Maybe it’s there for the rest of my life.

I’ll buy it a wig and draw on a face
and proudly display it every place.
Just think of it this way, I’m never alone
I’ll have in my zit, a chaperone!

© Copyright 1999 Poet deVine - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 1999-06-18 12:23 PM

It is certainly never simple
To write a poem about a pimple
But you achieved this worthy goal
Now - what can you do with a mole?

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2 posted 1999-06-18 01:00 AM

As I approached, I thought was a dimple
On closer inspection, I spied twas a pimple
Not knowing her well, thought best to ignore
Rather than say... how's things going Igor?

She was rather quite pretty, except for the zit
I did have to wonder... the sheer size of it
That if it would burst... what mess it would be...
And hope to dear God... none got splashed out on me...

and I hang my head in shame for writing this..


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3 posted 1999-06-18 01:06 AM

Tim, you go ahead and hang your head in shame. I stand and applaud! Well done!
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Toledo, WA USA
4 posted 1999-06-18 01:42 AM

Very creative. I think it is something that we can all relate to. Laughing is good.
Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley
5 posted 1999-06-18 07:20 AM

It's great to write about deep meaningful feelings. But once in a while, I like to do something a little crazy, a little off the wall.

I (p)simply loved your responses! I intend now to smear pimple creme on my monitor!

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6 posted 1999-06-18 09:25 AM

enough of the Zits.... if you will pretty please
these odes bring new meaning.... to phrase
"you're my main squeeze"

Miss Behavin'
since 1999-06-16
Posts 84

7 posted 1999-06-18 12:55 PM

~ I write on pimples on right eye
~ Pimples simply erupt simply pimples
~ Pimples merely inverted dimples inverted merely pimples
~ To burst that zit a-cerbates-a zit that burst too
~ You'll bust yer pustule.....

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since 1999-05-23
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Coastal Texas
8 posted 1999-06-18 01:20 PM

With wonder I look at her double face
One tan, one albino, white as paste
I marvel at the sheer size of it
Does Guinness have a record on zit?
When it blows, hopefully later
Will NASA name it a terran crater?
I'm amazed at one so thin
Having a proper double chin
It's popular, and all the rage
I see ads for such on every page
In every magazine at grocery store
Filled with tips to even the score
But if this turns out to be acne
I'd recommend a cream from Acme


Le Jongleur Aspirante

Sally S.
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since 1999-06-07
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9 posted 1999-06-19 12:19 PM

I was tempted not to reply but, how could I not?? Simply put....bluk!!! (go ahead...I know it's an expression not a word...hee hee)

First day of school,
Jr. High I must say.
Woke up quite relaxed,
yet to my dismay....
A formation of sorts
appeared over night.
To the mirror I ran
shaking with fright.
A nasty 'ol zit!!
Oh how could it be?
All of the kids
will be laughing at me!
To squeeze or not
was the question I had.
Mayhap some make-up
won't leave it so bad.
Ahhh, my disdain
to this horrid state.
School is today?
Or, maybe wrong date?
Worse than I feared.
I just had to go.
Walked down the halls
but what do you know??
It wasn't just me,
this blasted affair.
Before my own eyes..
Zits everywhere!!!
Oh puberty....
not a fun game!
Yet to it there's one thing...
we're all just the same.

Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley
10 posted 1999-06-19 12:29 PM

Never in my wildest imaginings did I think there would be so much poetry written about zits! I think we need to get Clearisil to publish our poems in a booklet to be inserted with every tube!

Thanks guys! This has been fun!

since 1999-05-24
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Hamilton, Ont. Canada
11 posted 1999-06-19 08:41 PM

Now if you just had a beard like mine to hide your jaw?
Got to go, I've just been called for dinner......

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12 posted 1999-07-21 11:17 PM

dear Poet deVine and all thanks to you for a bit of laughter

If I had my mouth I would bite. If I had my liberty I would do my liking. In the mean time, let me be that I am, and seek not to alter me. ~~~Shakespeare~~~

Princess Lily
since 1999-07-13
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13 posted 1999-07-27 12:03 PM


We see only what we want to see~unless perhaps~we believe

since 1999-07-08
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Midwest America
14 posted 1999-08-02 03:03 PM

Somehow my response got posted twice. Ick, I hate that.

[This message has been edited by grandiloquent (edited 08-02-99).]

since 1999-07-08
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Midwest America
15 posted 1999-08-02 03:03 PM

Well, I finally found out where all those Zit references were coming from. DeVine, I'm smirking enough to make people stare. And I loved Tim's response...

(Although I'm feeling a little inadequate for not posting my own poem on blemishes ... ah well.)

"I hate quotations, tell me what you know."
R.W. Emerson

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16 posted 1999-08-02 03:49 PM


Hysterical, Poet deVine! I'll admit that I can relate.


"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cheris'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

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17 posted 1999-08-02 04:29 PM

Dear Poet deVine, my new found friend,
I still think yer pretty (except your chin).
But I've rationalized and come up with a spin,
That's not a zit! It's your Siamese twin!

Yanno, its a sad, sad world we live in when a poem about zits gets this many replies. OMG - and I'm one of the ones replying with a poem of my own!!!!

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Loomis, CA
18 posted 1999-08-02 04:39 PM

I avoided this one becasue of the title.... my first instincts were, as ususal, correct. Funny as hell, but I have this woozy feeling now.......
Andrew Scott
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19 posted 1999-08-02 05:32 PM

(With some acknowledgement to Cheech & Chong "The Big Bambu." Anybody remember that one?)

When that third eye finally does burst
I recommend putty, knife, paint and sandpaper first
With that crater you'll have there
The only course is ACME Facial Surface Repair

The putty takes only seconds to sit.
Sandpaper comes in various grits.
The paint is a brand you can trust.
It's an adolescent's must!

But don't wait for that pimply day!
Go order your kit right away!
Call 1-800 ZIT-CARE
For ACME Facial Surface Repair

P.S. I enjoyed everyones poetic responses. Very funny! Sometimes the mundane just ain't so.

Member Patricius
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Glen Hope, PA USA
20 posted 1999-08-02 06:36 PM

Poet...tis not everyone who can write a poem about something such as a zit....funny!

"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald

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21 posted 1999-08-13 12:52 PM

Ok...~~feeling green~~ now that Tim has made me & JP queezy....I'll try to type now....(room spinning) Nothing makes me sick, you see - I work in a hospital, and man, I've seen it all !! But you guys have such a way with words.....excuse me......~~running to the bathroom~~ ................

- poet FemmeFatale

"The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone..." Henrik Ibsen (1826-1906) Norwegian dramatist lyric poet

Seymour Tabin
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Tamarac Fla
22 posted 1999-08-13 01:16 PM

A zit, is a zit, is a zi,
And little to do about it.
I would draw a ring above the place.
They hang them all over,
So why not on your face.

Enjoyed the poem.

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Turtle Creek, PA
23 posted 1999-08-13 01:30 PM

I spied a blemish on my face
And lo, did it doth shine
Then gave thanks for God's good grace
Twas not on my behind!

Sorry---it just kinda popped out. Thanks for the giggle, Poet!

Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley
24 posted 1999-08-13 01:32 PM

This poem is like a zit that needs Clearsil! Keeps popping up!

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Purgatorial Incarceration
25 posted 1999-08-22 02:25 AM


You made a reference to this, and I had to read it....
BLECH!I don't know which is worse, that you wrote a poem about a zit, or that everyone else did too!

Everyone has a photographic memory...
...most of us just don't have film!

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26 posted 1999-08-22 03:14 AM

LOL...How did I miss this one?? This is hilarious...

Poet de Vine, my new found pal
You seem to be such a cool gal

How I wish to give you a hug
yikees,A ZIT! the size of a BUG?!

And you call it your chaperone?
I'd call it too much progesterone..

"No one was ever ruined from without;
The final ruin comes from within.".....Amelia E. Barr

[This message has been edited by moonmoon (edited 08-23-99).]

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27 posted 1999-08-22 03:42 AM

PS: 'BUG' stands for one of those rhinoceros beetles of the rain forest(in case you are wonderin')..

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28 posted 1999-08-23 02:47 PM

made me laugh histarically. Only a true poet could write something about a zit.
serenity blaze
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29 posted 2004-12-27 04:58 PM

OH my! Thanks so much for this today.

(I had to go see for myself, Sharon)

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Purgatorial Incarceration
30 posted 2004-12-27 11:21 PM

5-1/2 years later and it's still making me queasy...
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31 posted 2006-01-24 10:52 PM

Get out that Clearasil - here it comes again - that humor I miss so much!
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West Virginia,USA
32 posted 2006-02-10 09:01 PM

I thought that I would write a bit
It seems everyone has had a zit.
But really, once you stop and think
It matters not if you drink and drink.

For once you've had enough of booze
Your memory you begin to lose.
You may wake up and still have a zit
But the head hurts so bad, you'll not care a bit.

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