Monday, March 20, 2006

Sound Intelligence

There are some people,
in this world,
that should have
their vocal chords cut.
Yes! I mean sliced in two—
preferably with a dull,
tetanus-infected saw.
When air seeps up from the bottom
of their mephitic lungs, and
words have the audacity to form,
the dangling sinews of sound
will break them into pieces
of a barely audible hiss.
At least that way,
they could maintain the illusion
of having a measurable IQ!

(all rights reserved Pat Paulk 2006)

20 comments:

Carol said...

angry feelings find their place

Michelle e o said...

Gosh, I hope you aren't talking about me!

Borut said...

Sounds intelligent. Try to keep my voice down...

floots said...

i get days like this
but
mephitic
that's nice
you taught me a new word
- love it
all i need now is someone to use it on :)

Pat Paulk said...

No, this is not directed at anyone in blogland I know. My brain just works in strange directions sometimes.

steve said...

hand to my throat
file search
over yesterday's comments

Maddy said...

Ouch. Harsh.

Masago said...

Yikes!

Eric said...

oh yes!!!!

i have customers that would benefit from this medical procedure . . .

Pris said...

Hi Pat
I just put on my iron collar :-)

its_baxter said...

i say "yikes" too! (the first part reminds me of how i feel about some people trying to sing; vocal chords should be cut out.) ha

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

If I ever see you face to face I'm going to close my mouth!!

Nick Zegarac said...

Have Ginsu will travel. Have Pat, will cut up your sorry tuckus into 50,000 pieces and feed it to the yak! Hell hath no fury like a poet scored, I guess.

Pat Paulk said...

I swear guys I'm "almost" harmless! Me thinks the comments are better than the poem! Thanks!

polona said...

wicked! i like.
"almost" harmless, ha!? better not mess up with you anyway :)

ardi k said...

Even the worst of 'em, though, are good poetry fodder.

the fourth dimension said...

interesting concept...I pretty much think the same about every person I meet, will try slashing off a few throats and let you know how I get on!

boulies said...

Pat, this is so mean and fantastic. I can think of a few people that could use a snip or two to shut them up. I can get my aggressions out with this one. Well done.

Aurora said...

This poem brings to mind this image from Whitney's blog:

http://malangsaap.blogspot.com/2006/03/louisianas-rat.html

Very interesting write, Pat.

mushsis said...

what wonderful vitriol! I love this - especially "preferably with a dull, tetanus-infected saw"
brilliant.