Clattery MacHinery on Poetry

December 6, 2007

Today is World Samina Malik Day: Terrorize your lyrics

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A reminder about December 6th, World Samina Malik Day. It is after 11:00pm here on East Coast USA, which means that it is already December 6th in half the world. I greet you in freedom, and with poetic license to do so–for now. Yet, this is the day Samina will be sentenced for writing poetry, no matter how lenient or harsh. Sentenced.

She is an online poet. Her being found guilty convicts us all, every poet who has ever imagined and wrote outside the bounds of the politically correct. Every poet.

Last month, she was found guilty of a “lesser charge” of “possessing documents likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.” What she downloaded, however, are documents likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of lyricism. In fact, she did not only think about committing lyricism, she did it.

After work tomorrow, which here will be after she is sentenced, I will dress like her (which for me will mean looking like an aging ninja in jeans). I will download The Koran, to align myself with Muslim thought, and consider myself a brother born foreign. Links are available here: Wikipedia: The Qur’an. I will visit Islamic forums and blogs, and download the al Qaeda manual. Links to some Islamic sites can be found at the bottom here: World Samina Malik Day.

I will surf and muse from there. I will look for the taboo, the non-PC. I will look into beheading, and surf and muse from there, to Torture, Al-Qaeda Style, and beyond. All this in preparation for an act of lyricism, to be a lyrical terrorist, to be a poet.

Please join me, where horror and political protest merge into the ears of those who would be politically correct, where terror enters lyricism, where Lyrical Babe became Lyrical Terrorist. Let’s do her taboo. You may.

   

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                About Poetry

                Babilu

                Bag End Poetry

                Blueline Poetry

                Cafe Poetica

                Coffee Connection Poets

                conjunction

                The Critical Poet (.com)

                The Critical Poet (.net)

                Delectable Mnts

                Desert Moon Review

                Eclectic

                Forward Press

                FreeWrights Peer Review

                From East to West

                The Gazebo

                The Guardian’s poetry workshop

                Inklings

                Inside The Writer’s Studio

                Lit with Kick!

                The Maelstrom

                Moontown Cafe

                Mosaic Musings

                The Peaceful Pub

                PenShells

                PoetryCircle

                Poets.net

                Rooster Moans

                Rule 9

                Shadow Poetry

                Shakespeare’s Monkeys

                Sonnet Central

                Tin Roof Alley Poets

                The Town

                Trash Poetry

                The Underground Poet’s Society’s Open Mic

                The Versifier Online Poetry and Art Forum

                The Waters

                Wild Poetry Forum

                The Write Idea

                The Writers Block

                Writing Forums

   

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