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Free The Verse... [Spreading-Stretching Wings workshop]

Since I don't have a free-verse poem to post
I shall have to write a new one
An old theme with me, as I rarely write unfettered
and my dusty, musty tomes only speak volumes of rhyme

Tilting against the monster of urbane convention
seems to be all the rage, in these days of wokeness
Be not afraid; slay the unrighteous beast of temerity
proceed with the conviction, that all is wrong with the world

Sally forth, Cervantes, and slay the evil poem
I am sure, that amongst the creaking, abandoned windmills
there is yet to be found, a story worth telling
To entertain, is the mission, and delight, the end result

Style / type: 
Free verse
Review Request (Intensity): 
I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
Review Request (Direction): 
What did you think of my title?
Editing stage: 
Content level: 
Not Explicit Content

Comments

Second and third stanzas stand together as poetry---- ish?
though I'm not actually sure what constitutes "free verse poetry".

Obi.

Why only the second and third? ~ Geez.
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are available for chatroom are staggered and
not a good match for most everyone. How about
if everyone just shows up at the door, whenever
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author comment

The first stanza seems a tad personal, (about you)
the second and third could stand alone without the first, and, they appear to me to be more of substance!?

Obi.

shouldn't the first one be about me? I was giving an excuse for not having a free-verse poem right on hand. I then went to giving a couple of thoughts on what people say about writing rhyme, that is the point of this poem.~ Geez.
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It seems that the days and hours that people
are available for chatroom are staggered and
not a good match for most everyone. How about
if everyone just shows up at the door, whenever
they have a few free minutes?

author comment

Hey, just my opinion!

your opinion matters! I hope you didn't take my reply for anger, at the temerity , [LoL ] of questioning the inclination to use myself in the poem. I was just explaining. ~ Geez.
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It seems that the days and hours that people
are available for chatroom are staggered and
not a good match for most everyone. How about
if everyone just shows up at the door, whenever
they have a few free minutes?

author comment

be told, I have had a passing flirtation with free-verse and enjoyed the end result! Just not my favorite form, as I tend to think it rhyme. I love the rhythm that rhyme brings, and the challenge of using the right word, so that it doesn't sound forced. ~ Geez.
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It seems that the days and hours that people
are available for chatroom are staggered and
not a good match for most everyone. How about
if everyone just shows up at the door, whenever
they have a few free minutes?

author comment

I also tilt against the ocean of free verse most of the time. But I DO dip into it once in a while for 2 reasons 1. To show that I Can write free verse 2.I have found that writing free verse once in a while helps my rhyming poetry. Good alliteration in first stanza

I tried hard. ~ Geez.
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It seems that the days and hours that people
are available for chatroom are staggered and
not a good match for most everyone. How about
if everyone just shows up at the door, whenever
they have a few free minutes?

author comment
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