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Down, Wanton, Down!


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Here's a poem I read just recently in my Technical Writing class:

Down, Wanton, Down!

Robert Graves (1895-1985)

        Down, wanton, down! Have you no shame

        That at the whisper of Love's name,

        Or Beauty's, presto! up you raise

        Your angry head and stand at gaze?

        Poor bombard-captain, sworn to reach

        The ravelin and effect a breach--

        Indifferent what you storm or why,

        So be that in the breach you die!

        Love may be blind, but Love at least

        Knows what is man and what mere beast;

        Or Beauty wayward, but requires

        More delicacy from her squires.

        Tell me, my witless, whose one boast

        Could be your staunchness at the post,

        When were you made a man of parts

        To think fine and profess the arts?

        Will many-gifted Beauty come

        Bowing to your bald rule of thumb,

        Or Love swear loyalty to your crown?

        Be gone, have done! Down, wanton, down!

For those of you that actually understand this enigma, please share your thoughts and opinions on this poem. :P

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Why is this in the mature section?

Well, I thought since what it implies is kind of...mature, I posted it here just in case.  I didn't want to get yelled at.

Perhaps you don't understand? :P

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Well, I thought since what it implies is kind of...mature, I posted it here just in case.  I didn't want to get yelled at.

Perhaps you don't understand? :P

I was thinking that was the reason why you posted it here.  Anyways, I didn't examine it in depth so I'll take your word for it. :)

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I was thinking that was the reason why you posted it here.  Anyways, I didn't examine it in depth so I'll take your word for it. :)

You should, you'll lol in your seat when you do.  The whole class did when we found out. XD

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I read "Down, wanton, down! Have you no shame" and was instantly reminded of those unfortunately-timed erections you men folk seem to suffer. :3

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I read "Down, wanton, down! Have you no shame" and was instantly reminded of those unfortunately-timed erections you men folk seem to suffer. :3

That's just because of you. :B

I was thinking that was the reason why you posted it here.  Anyways, I didn't examine it in depth so I'll take your word for it. :)

I don't even understand it.

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That's just because of you. :B

Ooohhhh, that was CHEESY. =P

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That's just because of you. :B

I don't even understand it.

I think it is about uncontrolled erections :/

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That's just because of you. :B

I don't even understand it.

Lmao, you are so damn funny!  :D  :friends:

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It's about a guy that's yelling at his little Wanton for getting stiff when he doesn't want it to=uncontrollable erections.

~end topic

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Thanks guys. Now everyone at work thinks i'm weird for laughing hysterically...

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Thanks guys. Now everyone at work thinks i'm weird for laughing hysterically...

I blame it on the wanton. :3

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