This is a short volume for poetry lovers and poetry haters alike, and it could give you a whole different opinion of poetry itself. It is a different outlook on life in poetic form with unique insights delivered in an irreverent and fanciful light. With its unorthodox premises, it gives the reader a new and sometimes humorous way to look at himself and the world around him. If the reader believes that God created him in His own image, the reader is told to: "Go to a mirror and look at you / Is this the best that God can do?" To the purist, it may be doggerel, but to paraphrase a great Frenchman, poetry is too important to be left to the purists. Perverted Verse gets down to the ranks of real people, using profane language when necessary and poetic nuance when called for. Unlike most poetry of today, it rhymes. It actually rhymes. And it uses the classical style of meter and rhythm. But most of all it says something. Perverted Verse: Doggerel for the Disillusioned takes the drudgery out of poetry and treats deep subjects with a light-hearted approach. Poetry , or in this case doggerel, should not be work, but enjoyment. As the author says, don't let poetry scare you nor poets intimidate you. If you've ever wondered "why" the universe treats itself the way it does, you need to explore the verses in here.
|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
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About the Author
PETE SIMMONS is a retired journalist (newspapers, radio, TV), having spent more than 40 years working around the world for major American TV networks. With vast experience in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, he has witnessed the worst - and the best - in humankind. This has given him a critical, if not cynical, outlook on life. He is an ordained minister in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and currently lives in Boise, Idaho, where he can regularly escape human activities by fleeing into the surrounding rugged mountains.