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IN DEFENSE OF RAW POETRY

Is poetry a mere form letter
just fill in the blanks
merely form and nothing better?
if it is, no thanks!

I'll leave perfection to professors
in their sterile lecture halls
let them be the art's possessors
if they have the balls

All poetry straight from the heart
has its own type of grace
it's time the perfectionists start
to wipe the smirks from their smug face

Style / type: 
Structured: Western
Review Request (Intensity): 
I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
Last few words: 
Just switching this from a blog post to a poetry post
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Comments

love this!

Pleased you like this oldie I just dug back up

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I absolutely love your poem.

the form is perfect for the content.

there will be no smirks on the faces of the meanest professors

IRiz

This was written years ago and I am glad it is still relevant. Appreciate the visit

author comment

dammit man right something bad lol Poetry is the inner self peeking through

I'll pull "Wurst Pome ever back up just for you lol. Appreciate your dropping by

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glad to see that you can recognise the difference between strict form, craftsmanship and tools-of-the-trade.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet Managing Directors, with Richard (themoonman)

Too old to change now lmao. This oldie was brought back due to a minor edit but it does work fairly well as a protest against too strict adherence to rules doesn't it?

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''had'' would be better no
and
I also show up old buried ah beauties
by just adding a minor edit
like a comma or ( )
and some one reads it
WOW
this is poetry ----was sleeping in drains till recently
none had the balls to comment on it
you know it

or if they are poets, choose for themselves,

God has always been a really crappy poet.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet Managing Directors, with Richard (themoonman)

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