|Why I Hate Poetry
Author: curlybubble PM
Poetry and its ambigousitiesRated: Fiction T - English - Poetry - Words: 258 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 01-20-13 - id: 3093630
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I hate poetry.
It's all a bunch of lies:
About flowers, love and stuff,
Things I despise.
I love poetry.
It is so easy to write,
Put your mind to it,
Take a pen and paper white.
How many words is Wordsworth worth?
What's so great about Crane, Coleridge and who's the other bloke…
They're just some nutters who scribbled after a good dose of coke
They say things,
We swallow them as our own-
Imagination aids us in the journey to meaning,
With our poets, we have grown.
They're lazy, preferring to write one word instead of a page:
Question them, their excuse is the form,
They say, 'I prefer poetry at this stage'.
I always say:
When you are happy, poems feel better
The flipside is obvious-
When your eyes get wetter.
Piles of rubbish with not much content,
If I've offended you-
That was my intent.
The freedom of speech is oh-so-priceless:
Spill your guts out;
Fill the page with all you feel-
Help them know what you are about.
Poetic license is something else I don't understand,
It's about having no responsibility, no rules-
Like the documented babbling of fools.
They write because it is easy,
We read because it is also-
Shopping lists, laundry bills, death threats to a friend:
These are all a part of the poet's 'work' a court will rationally defend.
A poem like this nowhere will you find,
The pinnacle of hypocrisy-
Thus, the best of its kind.