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Broad-Brimmed Hat of the God Augustus

Broad-Brimmed Hat of the God Augustus

Emperor adored Apollo
as tutelary deity, remained shy
of the sun.

–Tom Riley

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Hate Speech

Hate Speech

 

Are my intentions rotten to the core?
In hate speech I resolve to specialize.
All other forms of discourse are a bore.
Are my intentions rotten to the core?
Has Mr. Hyde within me won the war?
Then Jekyll was a sissy, damn your eyes!
Are my intentions rotten to the core?
In hate speech I resolve to specialize.

 

–Tom Riley

We Just LOVE Those FREE OFFERS!

We Just LOVE Those FREE OFFERS!

 

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We’re also initiating a SPECIAL FREE OFFER on that nobler and less topical classic, LOVE POEMS OF A HATEMONGER!

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LOVE POEMS OF A HATEMONGER – the collection of virtuoso poems that lovers love to hate but readers merely love – is now FREE at Amazon!

Nor does LOVE POEMS OF A HATEMONGER lack a Halloween connection. No, indeed! It’s got death goddesses and murderous maenads! It’s got witches who butcher their own flesh and blood! It’s got vampires that make the ones in Twilight look like namby-pamby, milk-sipping pajama boys! It’s even got Edgar Allan Poe and the dead ladies who haunted his life and art!

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Love Poems of a Hatemonger by [Tom Riley]

 

LOVE POEMS OF A HATEMONGER….

Vitamin H

Vitamin H

 

Am I a hater? Yes, but justly so.
Absence of hate is here deficiency.
Do I let wrath corrupt my thinking? No.
Am I a hater? Yes, but justly so.
I hate the lies you plant, the lies that grow
To undo every trace of liberty.
Am I a hater? Yes – but justly so:
Absence of hate is here deficiency.

 

–Tom Riley

Mark Shea, Cynophobe

Mark Shea, Cynophobe

 
There is a reason that this fat prick hates
Our canine friends with such unholy zeal;
That he insists it’s one tremendous deal
When dogs just bark at him; that he inflates
With spurious bravado when his mate’s
Whine fills the air; that he cannot conceal
His lust for puppy wounds that will not heal;
That, when a pet’s destroyed, he celebrates.
There is a reason that his heart’s so small;
A reason that his malice endlessly
Expands, much like his butt. No need to stall
As we pursue this galling inquiry.
His envy – which is vast – explains it all.
Even a bitch is more a man than he.

 
–Tom Riley

Rhetoricians

Rhetoricians

Hateful rhetoric tweeted all day
By the Trumpster occasions dismay.
Causes violence, too.
Just accept these truths, you!
Our own rhetoric? Hey, that’s okay!

–Tom Riley

Hateful

Hateful

Am I hateful? They say I am. Good!
In hostility’s fine neighborhood,
I have built a fine house.
Though I may be a louse,
I hate only those punks that I should.

–Tom Riley

AMAZING! IT’S STILL FREE!

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NO KIDDING! IT’S FREE!

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Miss Mature

Miss Mature

(for J.B.)

When Julie Brumley’s birthday rolls around,
That’s when the human family celebrates.
There’s sudden peace between the hostile states
As enemies discover common ground.
Enigmas fade. The Holy Grail is found.
Rogue leaders instantly acquire the traits
That we would wish on them. The heart that hates
Embraces love. The dollar beats the pound.
I know what you are thinking, Miss Mature.
You’re thinking I’m a liar. If I could,
I’d keep my truths both literal and pure.
I’d hang out in a truthful neighborhood.
Still, in my noble fictions, I’m secure.
Of course these things don’t happen. But they should.

Happy Birthday, 2017!

T.R.