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mym
Posted on Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:50:26  

Let me tell you, it's hard to choose which is worse:
(Smellwise) Aemilius' arse or Aemilius' mouth.
Thinking about it, I prefer the arse -
Because it's safer, it has no teeth.
Unlike his mouth. Oh, his mouth...
Teeth as long as a very long word, stick out of gums
like the frame of a rotten cart.
And all of it sagging open, like the gaping cunt
Of a mule, pissing in summer. And yet,
You should see how many women he gets to shag!
He's a real charmer, despite being fit for the knacker's yard.
Honestly, some women would suck the arse of a hangman,
With diarrhoea.
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mym
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Oudeis
Posted at Sun Oct 04, 2009 15:28:09  Quote
Mym

Not sure where the diarrhoea came from! The poem's disgusting enough as it is.

Here's my attempt (metre is elegiac couplets).

I didn’t think it mattered (the gods love me!) whether
I smelt Aemilius’ gob or arse –
the gob’s in no way cleaner, the arse no dirtier –
but, actually, the arse is cleaner and better:
it’s got no teeth! The gob’s got one-and-a-half feet teeth
the gums, in truth, of an ancient dung wagon,
besides a gaping maw such as the parted cunt
of a pissing mule in the heat is accustomed to have.
He $#$%s many girls and considers himself alluring –
why isn’t he consigned to the mill and ass?
Any girl who touches him – may we not think she could lick
the arse of a sickening executioner?

Carmen 97
 


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