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2020 sucks for us all. Remember the Australian Wildfires? We don't even talk about that anymore. 2020 has sucked for me.

Last week I was looking for some blank journals for my kid to sketch in (she's a drawing machine) from one of the many bins in the basement. She gave me back a plain black one a couple days later, saying it had writing in it already.

It contained some poetry, mostly haiku, that I used to obsessively compose during my downtime when I still was creative. I often find piles of club flyers or newspaper pages or pocket notepads full of scrawled doggerel. I fancied doing a zine of it, even.

Anyway, here are some examples. Please contribute. Let your freak flag fly, be formal or spontaneous, serious or humorous, no judgments (just like therapy)...

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The greatest moment / of impact: one inch before / the leg drop connects. 

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The mantle of bleached / blonde tresses is a crown of / genius carny thorns.

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Los Gringos Locos: / real heat that would burn up / an indy worker.

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A stiff chair shot to / the skull - sure beats working ar / Walmart 'til you die.

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Black Bart chose to buy / a new duster instead of / resoling his boots.

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circa 2005,

RAF

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EDIT:  Had a Haiku in mind but those lovely word filters came into play.  Here's something else instead:

Roses are red,

violets are blue,

Vince McMahon sucks,

and Governor DeSantis too

Edited by NikoBaltimore
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Aja Kong made her

tough Ainu ancestors proud

with her heel tactics.

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Killer Kowalski

could work a crowd, but couldn't

face his own baldness.

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The Fargo Strut must

never die. Take every chance

to do it yourself.

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Bill Apter spread the

photos out on the desk; the

story would follow.

(all circa 2005-06)

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Dean R: more comics!!!

The ones with your daughter's art -

the word "paunts", I use.

(04/15/20)

 

- RAF

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Ernie Roth knew where

to get Superstar's boas

for cheap - that's his job.

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The ref (in carny)

tells the heel where the hard

parts of rhe ring are.

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Inside Wrestling's Top

Ten "Most Dangerous Wrestlers"

list - Funk is there.

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Johnny Valentine

listened to opera and

so did the whole car.

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Wrestling nerds debate

"work rate"; the spirits of old

hookers weep shoot tears.

 

(2006)

- RAF

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A Deathmatch worker

Thrown from the roof of a bar

Got paid twenty bucks

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I told you Monsoon,

I told you Flair would do it,

oh will you stop Brain

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"Coming down the aisle"

Spoken softly by the Fink

Sound of my child hood

 

 

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VCRs that load

from the top captured many

historic pinfalls.

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The Hell's Angels (the

tag team, not the gang) were great.

What a dark gimmick.

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Crazy Saint, running

free through the casino, no

worries - Herb Abrams.

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Iron-on letters

run down sweaty tights: true folk

art in fast motion.

(02/01/06)

- RAF

 

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If Lou Albano's

gym bag could talk, it would say

"Vodka bottles fit".

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Taping up a knee

and chewing a Tylenol,

five minutes to bell.

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I never had doubts

about the efficacy

of Regal's cravat.

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Bill Dundee passed on

his carny lore, not morals.

Too busy with Elvis.

 

(02/02/06)

- RAF

 

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Less workers these days

smoke cigars, more ask for egg

white omelets. For shame.

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A gigger, thirteen

dollars and a 'lude: inside

Buzz Sawyer's pockets.

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At the indie card,

all I saw were kids who learned

from video tapes.

(02/06)

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"Night And The City" -

sleazy Brit mat dealings.

Stanislaus: so sad....

(04/20/20)

-  RAF

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Ring jacket in a

dead worker's closet, soon to

go to a thrift store.

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The boots with spats on

them are rare now; rodeo

style are defunct.

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Ludwig Borga sat

in the gym. He thinks that he

wants a cigarette..

(circa 2008)

- RAF

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INDY DARLING GETS CALLED UP

   Puro? Yes, but he

   can't work these big crowds: his small

   moves, facials, patter.

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ITEMS LEFT AT AN EMPTY LOCKERROOM, 1985

   Wet towels, used gigs,

   dirty needles, beer cans

   and empty Sno Seals.

(2007)

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SCENES FROM A SHOOT PANDEMIC: DEAR MR MCMAHON

   You're really going

   to go back live? Contract slave!

   But Cody? Et tu?

(04/22/20)

- RAF

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Spent my quarantine reading new posts on Driver

Better than watching Bundy or E ask the ref for a fiver

I can spit rhymes like Poffo the Genius

But unlike him I can't suck my own penis

Hope I don't get banned by our fav mod Rippa

If this post is in the wrong thread I apologize, like the time I broke HIPPA

I'l leave the rest of the poetry up to the real movers and shakers

As for me I'l stick with trashing that dentist Brit Baker

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I am too blue to

go rooting in the basement.

Poems from the now, folks.

(04/24/20 0309)

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I watched the first five

minutes, then the last seven,

pressed the "like" button.

(0312)

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Rick Martel: better

worker than Dino Bravo,

but without cheap smokes.

(0316)

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Tommy Rich pulled a

knife on me. I was honored -

Ex-champ. True story.

(0319)

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Baby Doll, I heard,

was a dirty jezebel.

Dusty told us so.

(0321)

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now I am blue and tired,

RAF

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