Discontent

Dec. 2nd, 2006 09:21 pm
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Oh, what a tangled Internet they weave
Who want to pay for shills to viral-post.
Thus do they practice, seeking to deceive,
Dilution of the thing they value most.
I mean our trust, because if this thing spreads
We'll read with extra care—and question more—
Their zombie-filled and advert-bloated threads
Until we learn which posters to ignore.
Whoever dreamt this folly clearly knows
The cost of every post, the worth of none.
They pay a listed price for posting prose,
But not for verse, and no one's paid to pun.
I challenge you: illumine what we see.
Be not content to simply content be.

Originally posted on Making Light.

Discontent

Dec. 2nd, 2006 09:21 pm
evilrooster: (Default)
Oh, what a tangled Internet they weave
Who want to pay for shills to viral-post.
Thus do they practice, seeking to deceive,
Dilution of the thing they value most.
I mean our trust, because if this thing spreads
We'll read with extra care—and question more—
Their zombie-filled and advert-bloated threads
Until we learn which posters to ignore.
Whoever dreamt this folly clearly knows
The cost of every post, the worth of none.
They pay a listed price for posting prose,
But not for verse, and no one's paid to pun.
I challenge you: illumine what we see.
Be not content to simply content be.

Originally posted on Making Light.
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A preaching fox, as Wymond lets us see,
Distracts us from our geese... Hieronimus
Says forced kindness must then thankless be...
When kindness is advice, and forced on us,
Distracting from the pleasure we find here,
I take their platitudinous links ill.
But blocking comments would, I greatly fear,
Be burning down the house, the mouse to kill....
(And thank you, Dorothy, I won't forget.)
The best fish swim, George tells us, bottomward...
But Laura warns us that the gifts we get
From enemies have dangers
... So I've heard.
I wrote this verse from Lawrence's kind thought :
That nothing is so bad it's good for naught...

Originally posted on Making Light, following a flood of spam disguised as platitude posts.
evilrooster: (Default)
A preaching fox, as Wymond lets us see,
Distracts us from our geese... Hieronimus
Says forced kindness must then thankless be...
When kindness is advice, and forced on us,
Distracting from the pleasure we find here,
I take their platitudinous links ill.
But blocking comments would, I greatly fear,
Be burning down the house, the mouse to kill....
(And thank you, Dorothy, I won't forget.)
The best fish swim, George tells us, bottomward...
But Laura warns us that the gifts we get
From enemies have dangers
... So I've heard.
I wrote this verse from Lawrence's kind thought :
That nothing is so bad it's good for naught...

Originally posted on Making Light, following a flood of spam disguised as platitude posts.

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