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  "Recreational Sex"

Saturday, July 30, 2005

On Jul 30, 2005, at 1:16 AM, atomic velvet wrote:

> tssk.. sorry to say but i think i find this poem quite offensive and
> masochistic!
>
> Poetry By Tad wrote:
>
> RECREATIONAL SEX
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
> He shoots!
> He scores!
> It's just a game.
> There isn't anyone to blame.
>
> He's shoots the ball.
> She's the hoop.
> The ball goes in;
> The crowd screams.
>
> He goes home, a hero.
> The hoop is left behind
> In an empty gymnasium,
> Until the next time
> The player decides to score.
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Copyright © JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN (JTK.CA)

Dear Atomic Velvet,

Thank you for your honest opinion. You're right. My whole point was
that treating women that way "IS" offensive and masochistic. This
society, at least in North America, praises recreational sex, even
though it may not admit it. Why else would one quarter of the magazines
in the local Variety Store be pornographic and pornography be one of
the best money-makers on the internet? I wrote this poem as a critique
against recreational sex, not as a pamphlet endorsing it.

I'm not saying I'm better than anyone else. As a human being, I
struggle and often lose in the area of sexual morality. My poems were
written at many different times in my life, and to be honest I'm much
more liberal in the area of sexuality than I used to be. However, once
again, this poem was written at a time in my life when I held very
conservative views that recreational sex is wrong. My point in the poem
was to express how wrong it is; my point was not to praise it.

I would rather have my poems make people think than have everyone agree
with my poems. I don't even agree with all of my poems, because I've
written them over many years, at many different stages in my life. I
don't have all the answers. If I did, I think I would quickly run out
of things to write about. Poetry is how I sort through the big
questions of life.

Imperfectly yours,

Tad (JTK.CA)

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note: Ok, i think you have explained your point. Thanks for clearing that out.
I do not either claim to be better than anyone, and for me, poetry is an exaggeration of oneself. Neither do i claim to be a saint, for who hasn't been to any lude site? It may be out of curiousity or pleasure, an expression of art or oneself.

As a Girl (not using the word "woman" or "female" so as not to connote of us being a secondary gender), im mearly expressing also a might be "general" reaction amongst my gender.

We all live in a cruel world, and it just takes admitting to oneself to know which level of cruelty is the society around you fall into classification. Cruelty have different levels and under those levels is where we come to terms with which to accept and do nothing, from those to disagree upon and take action.

I admire your openness to self-expression, although still, reading this poetry by context, i am offended. But, its your style and your thoughts and i respect you for that. Thanks for sharing them, and maybe, this may lead to a branch out of ideas among other readers as well. So, i decided to post this on my blog. I hope you don't mind.

~*~*~

atomicvelvetsigh drank tea with Pandora @ 4:02 PM  

3 Comments:

Blogger LadyWhiteSpirit said...

every now and then... on rare occasion a quick and frantic response is needed. Most of the time... however, a calm and thoughtful response is much more powerful and effective.a calm, well-considered response is a powerful response my sis and great post! ;0)

btw,palitan mo na nga tagboard mo nga talaga at mag insert ka ng smilies ha sa moogie ganun din dun sa isa mong blog ha?ha?ha?okay :)

7/31/05, 6:53 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh said...

yeah, and i cant be sarcastic in this post either. i just feel i have to say something the moment i recieved the mail. bit, in another sense, this poem is interesting for debate indeed.

btw, ang cute pala ng cbox! dami pako smiles.. need to upload first. come back later for more! and hmm.. think i wont add a board on my other blog. the sidebar there is too long already. maybe mention there that i have here ... hmm...

8/1/05, 1:03 AM  
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