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  1. #1
    Aver0n 2o11
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    Poetry Is For The Lame (Yes I am Absolutely Serious)

    Poetry Is For The Lame (Yes I am Absolutely Serious)

    You think it will solve all your problems.
    You think it will change the world.
    You think the folks at home actually give a damn.
    I question your thinking.

    You look at the greats
    You look at Milton, at Yates, at Sassoon & Owen
    And you think that they had it all:
    Words, vocab, grammar, rhythm and rhyme

    But did you look at them?
    Did you look at them very carefully?
    Did you look at your world very carefully?
    Did you look inside at your heart?
    Did you do any of that?

    No you didn't.
    You just took a pencil and a paper,
    A keyboard and a monitor
    And you start.

    What's your message?
    You don't know.
    What form should you use?
    You don't know.
    Is there a point at all?
    You're not sure.

    But You do it anyway.
    Someone asks you:
    Why did you do it?
    You look at them as if thinking "why the hell did you ask?"
    And you say to them:
    Because I can

    Edited for spelling



  2. #2
    martin shaw
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    Re: Poetry Is For The Lame (Yes I am Absolutely Serious)

    'Very poor, and yes there is no message here, well none that hasn't been written a million times before.'

    The thing is, I agree. I write prose when I can as practice for my books. However, it doesn't hurt by getting them published, and it gives you a little more cred at the publishers

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    Re: Poetry Is For The Lame (Yes I am Absolutely Serious)

    Because you can...and you did. It was fun.

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