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a/n: more junk mail! will it ever stop? I finally got sick enough of it to write this. I don't imagine it'll make any difference, but it was theraputic at least. And now, even as I'm writing this, another one has just arrived. grrrr.


_Junkmail_

"ITS FREE!" they shout.
But at what cost?
Credit cards. Gambling.
Web sites. Pyramid schemes.
And of course, Sex.

You can't escape -
They will find you.
Your address is out there;
Your name is for sale.
Nowhere to run.

It arrives every day.
Wasting my time.
How can this make money?
Surely no-one buys?
But it does. They do.

Of course, we know
It isn't really free;
If you play the game
You will pay.
That's why they do it.

You have a credit card?
It doesn't cost much;
It's so easy to spend.
But you just made it worthwhile
To send a million more.

And what do you get?
I mean, just how many
Pyramid millionaires really exist?
"But it's only five bucks"
Five more for the millionaire.

Or else it's sex.
You might even avoid paying.
Money, that is;
It'll still cost you.
It'll cost you your soul.



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Spudley Strikes Again
www.BadPuns.com
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The following comments are for "Junkmail"
by Spudley

Here, here
I totally empathise with you here, Spudley!

Just to critique the poem itself, the scheme was a little off in places, but what the hey, it was good stuff!

--Jasmine

( Posted by: Jasmine [Member] On: November 13, 2002 )

I hate spam
Spudley,

I really, really liked this. And not only is it because it is well written, but also because I HATE SPAM! This confirms it the spam and junk mail is out to get everyone...they are trying to bury us alive and want our credit cards! Ok...sorry about that bit of paranoia...

I liked it because it makes sense and I can relate to it. I should really read more of your stuff...I may go and do that.

Later,
Dras

( Posted by: Drastine [Member] On: November 13, 2002 )

Great
I love poems that are to the point, but don't have to really explain what they mean. Yours is great. It has a really nice flow, like of course poems should, and it really makes sense. Bravo!

( Posted by: eanamb [Member] On: November 13, 2002 )

Thanks
Thank you all for the comments. Seems like I struck a chord with a few people *grins*.
Oh, and Dras - it's okay to be paranoid if they really are out to get you!!! ;-) *big grin*

( Posted by: Spudley [Member] On: November 14, 2002 )

everyne hates spam
we all hate spam so this one WILL get a good responce no doubt about it.
keep going
--josephine--

( Posted by: man eating maniac [Member] On: December 2, 2002 )





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