Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Tribute

Hand Spanker to the World
Tool User, Stacker of Sting,
Player of Roles and the Nation’s Bottom Handler
Stormy, husky, brawling,
Spanker of the Big Shoulders:

They tell me you are wicked and I believe them, for I have been your painted woman under the gas lamps luring the farm boy.

They tell me you are brutal and my reply is: On my cheeks and legs I have seen the marks of wanton hunger.

And having answered so I turn once more to those who would sneer and say to them:

Come and show me another Spanker with lifted head singing
so proud alive and coarse and strong and cunning.

Fierce as a dog with tongue lapping for action, cunning
as a savage pitted against the wilderness,
Barehanded,
Strapping,
Paddling,
Caning,
Building, breaking, rebuilding.

Bragging and laughing that under his palm is the pulse.

Laughing the stormy, husky, brawling laughter of
Youth, half naked, sweating, proud to be Hand
Spanker, Tool User, Stacker of Sting, Player of Roles
and Bottom Handler to the Nation.

 
Parody of "Chicago" by Carl Sandburg, 1916



 

18 comments:

  1. Perfection, Emen... I'd like to formally request the audio version of this, please... A poem that was meant to be read outloud to the rhythm of swats...

    xo,
    SC

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    1. Ikr? That incredible rhythm. Carl was a Top :)

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  2. Great Emen. I think I would agree with SpankCake, should be read aloud.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Be my guest, I'd love to hear it. Do you think P would get into spank accompanying you?

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  3. Beautiful Emen. I agree with SC as well.

    I like the photo as well. Nice image.

    Hug,
    joey

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    1. Awww, thanks. I'm not the great picture taker but something about the strength of that belt reminded me of the city of the big shoulders.

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  4. Emen,

    I suggest that you turn off the word capture system that is required after each comment.

    Thanks,
    joey

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    1. Thank you. I didn't know it was on. A friend set up the template. Thanks.

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  5. Thanks for sharing, Emen! Do you have any special connection to Carl Sandberg's original poem?

    I'm looking forward to the audio version of your parody. ;-)

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    1. You're welcome, always loved that poem, can't remember when I first read it.

      I'll work on the audio. Maybe you could do a photographic representation of the parody :)

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  6. Ohhhh...how biting! Great piece, Emen.
    And personally, I like the rhythm of the words and the feel as they are, written :o)

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    1. Thanks, gotta love biting, snapping and sweating :)

      I like the written also. My Dad was deaf and very sensitive to the power and rhythm of written words.

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    1. I love you too. And I'm so glad you're back, raising the bar...

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  8. I remember reading this in your writings on FL. Beautiful.

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