johnsu01 (johnsu01) wrote,
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Spam poetry

Crooked Timber led me to a fantastic thread of "spam poetry". The initial poem managed to not get any promising offers from the International Library of Poetry, which is almost unheard of. It's great, and the ones that follow it in the comments are also entertaining. Faithful spam readers will undoubtedly recognize the opening lines of this one.
I am Mrs. Miriam Abacha a Widow

I salute you in the name of the most high God.
I was the former first lady Federal Republic of Nigeria, married to
late General Sani Abacha the late Nigerian military Head of State.
I am presently in distress and under house arrest while
my son Mohammed is undergoing trial in Oputa Panel Lagos
and Abuja, this Panel was set up by the present civilian regime.

Or, how about the opening lines of the Nigerian Spam Howl?

I, Mrs. Miriam Abacha, widow, saw the best minds of my generation
destroyed by e-mail, starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the Federal Republic of Nigeria streets at dawn
looking for an angry fix,

I love that people are turning spam into literature, even as the spammers are turning literature into spam. Seems like most of the spam I get these days has an excerpt from "Moby Dick" or other classic embedded.

Tags: poetry, spam
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