Ribald verse is something that is today shunned in polite society and regarded as rude, crude and unacceptable in the mainstream world, yet who hasn't smiled at a ribald limerick or three, or laughed themselves silly and joined in with ribald songs such as "The Engineer's Song" or "Poor Little Angeline", or been gob-smacked at the tremendous artistry and breadth of canvas of "The Ballad of Eskimo Nell"? When you look at these works with the artist's eye you can see the level of skill that went into the creation of such smutty masterpieces and it should be no surprise that famous poets are among those responsible for the classics of this genre though most authors have chosen to remain anonymous. Not only is this form of art widespread in place, it also goes back thousands of years in history to the Egyptians and Assyrians. It was also popular in ancient Greece and they even had a muse responsible for it: Erato.
As a free thinker and an artist I am open to the call of any muse and I will not have my exploration blocked by the narrow-minded, politically-motivated, self-righteous, would-be-dictators-of-morality that are such a pain in this society. I enjoy ribald entertainment such as poetry, song and pornography as much as the next man, which as internet traffic doth show is quite a lot! This is perfectly normal, like boys playing with weapons, and the wrong-headed bitches and their lap-dog yes-men who don't like it should simply butt out of men's business where they have no right to meddle.
For the sake of the record I am not a pervert: I'm not attracted to paedophilia, rape, humiliation, mutilation or stalking. Neither am I a homosexual. Call me boring, but I find that good old horny heterosexual activity between consenting adults does it for me. Nevertheless, this doesn't mean I'm not occasionally curious about what goes on in the mind of perverts or homos or women, and neither does it prevent me from mentally putting myself in their shoes. On occasion this provides material that may become a song or a poem. If such poetry is written in the first person it doesn't mean that I am like that, I am merely filling in a character for artistic effect.
Most of my ribald verse (like most modern forms of the art) is done for a laugh. Like all taboo subjects it is a gold mine for comedy. To see the truth of this one need only consider the primary school playground, where kids laugh for hours over genitals, breasts, poo and wee. The people who think that there are some subjects that are absolutely not funny are the same boring, hung-up, narrow-minded, political creatures that want to censor our worlds. The fact is that in the right hands EVERYTHING CAN BE FUNNY, the more you try to stop it the funnier it becomes. You think that jokes about Dead Celebrities, Homosexuals, Jews, Geriatrics, Women, Disabled, Babies and Paedophilia aren't funny??? Struth! Go trawl the internet, if you're not laughing then you are a sad, hung-up piece of manipulated stress.
Whilst on the subject of taboo humour, let me make the point that one can find humour in a taboo activity WITHOUT APPROVING OF IT. The experts at this are the creators of South Park who have made jokes about every taboo subject you can think of and many that you can't. Consider the numerous jokes about child molesting that appear in the episode "Red Hot Catholic Love". This is one of their classic pieces and clearly the program disapproves of paedophilia, yet it manages to derive a great deal of humour from it. For the sake of the record I don't approve of Paedophilia or Non-Consensual Sex but, like Matt Stone & Trey Parker, this doesn't mean I can't joke about it.