Thursday, August 04, 2011

Not Poetry Friday- From Sexualityandu.ca

Sitting in my doctor's waiting room yesterday I was in sore need of some reading material, so I picked up a pamphlet from sexualityandu.ca. On the back was this untitled piece, prefaced by the line: "Nothing sets the mood like an honest poem:"

The maze of life after puberty
Is not without danger.
You could catch an infection
From a friend or a stranger.

STIs are quite common
People spread them a lot.
They don't know that they have them,
Because most are hard to spot.

It could burn when you pee
Or do nothing at all.
If you itch, or you scratch,
Give your old flame a call.

And let's not forget
One plus one equals three,
When steps are not followed
To avoid pregnancy.

There are questions to be asked,
And answers to be found.
Make decisions from a source
That is medically sound.

-uncredited

Sound advice to be sure, but THIS IS NOT A POEM! For more sound advice, check out the Sexualitandu website. In the meantime, the next time you find someone trying to pass off poorly scanning, lame rhymes as poetry, consider writing a "Not Poetry Friday Post" to warn others. We need to protect ourselves.

That's amazing, so much love, and also so much information. -Greg Focker

4 comments:

Wanda said...

"uncredited" - now why wouldn't someone want recognition for this?

I'm not sure what's funnier, the "poem", your indignation, or the totally spot on "Greg Foker" quote! My eyes are watering here trying to stiffle my laughter while me children are still sleeping ... good one, John.

Allison said...

I have to agree with the above. Your rage over the fact it's not a poem is more amusing to me. ;)

John Mutford said...

Wanda: Yeah, I've gotten a lot of mileage out of that quote.

Allison: Debbie says my rants remind her of Frasier's tantrums. Not sure how to take that.

Allison said...

Ha ha! I would have pegged you as more of a Niles character, but in the realm of Fraser nonetheless. ;)