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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Yuck, poetry

That Awful Art Form
by GC SMITH

We don’t like poetry
abstract strophes confuse, but then
there is the plain, the concrete poem

We don’t like poetry
silly rhymes make for doggerel, but then
there’s always verse that’s free

We don’t like poetry
it’s pretentious is what we think, that is
until we find the stuff that's down to earth

We don’t like poetry
it’s not for you, not for me, though maybe
it is because we’ve closed our minds

We don’t like poetry
are we so sure and if so why is that?
Perhaps, we should give poetry a try

Maybe we could -might like poetry
if the stuff spoke to you -to me
but we gotta take it in to know

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