my opinion too. I really must agree with Nan's wholly objective crit. I thought the very worst part, filled with smut and double entendre was when JJ reflected on the affairNan wrote:Can't say that I really care for this one. . When you begin to read it and one double entendre follows another, there's no longer any mystery to the story. Nothing unusual or surprising or meaningful. Just some silly smut/jokes. Just my opinion though.
"Hell, we were good, we were great! And we were ordinary. It was way bigger than it was and it was way smaller also. It was better than everything else I ever did and not as good as anything else I ever did. I’m glad we did it and who cares. We are talking so long ago now. My memory ain’t getting any better."
It wholly failed to capture the (imagined) voice of Janis Joplin and the dreadful pedestrian writing lowered the standard of the whole contest. There was simply no flow and anyone who read it must have yawned with boredom at its pace. It could never have reminded a reader of the uncertainty and mixed feelings people sometimes have as they look back.
In keeping with the spirit in which we approach the work of our fellow Cohen fans here the least we can do is ban the author from ever posting on this forum again.
I originally felt that our winner, Ali, should also be banned for making her absurd observation on this awful poem C "Come on OWN UP, it is Brilliant!".
And yet maybe we should reprieve her as she sets an example of offering an opinion uninfluenced by the identity of the writer. Just like you, Nan, of course.