A Real Poem Never Rhymes

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A Real Poem Never Rhymes

Post by Sailor55 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:58 pm

A Real Poem Never Rhymes

A real poem never rhymes
Or uses titles for first lines
This singy, songy stuff of mine
Is not arresting, nor sublime

I‘m not here to start up trouble
But since I’m bursting people’s bubbles
Rhyming down to fours or doubles
Consigns your work to back page rubble

A real poem skips the meter
Shines its light on bottom feeders
Openhearted heavy bleeders
Wailing angst and spousal beaters

But free verse prose of twenty-something’s
Flaxen hair, young hearts a pumping
Skinny denim backsides humping
In thirty years will get its thumping

So here’s one thing that’s sure as shit
They’ll dig my grave then backfill it
Then say some little prayer and split
I hope it rhymes… I hope it fits.
An easy read is a hard write.

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Re: A Real Poem Never Rhymes

Post by nekot » Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:00 pm

ROFL!!!

Loved it Sailor55.

Hope you don't mind that I link it here, over on the Laureate Forum:
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If so let me know and I'll remove it. :wink:

Bravo!!!!

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Re: A Real Poem Never Rhymes

Post by heinzs » Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:05 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: A Real Poem Never Rhymes

Post by moonflower » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:11 pm

:thumbsup: :mrgreen:
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Re: A Real Poem Never Rhymes

Post by Sailor55 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:45 pm

My most humble thanks to nekot, heinz and moonflower. I'd been wanting to get this thing off my chest for quite some time. I am happy (indeed, honored) to have it linked in the Laureate Forum. - Daniel
An easy read is a hard write.

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Re: A Real Poem Never Rhymes

Post by bags123 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:54 am

This reads like "Profiles in Courage"!! :?: :?: :cheers: Well done Sailor,... you should have been a tailor,... or maybe Norman Mailor. :thumbsup: :cheers:
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Re: A Real Poem Never Rhymes

Post by Queen » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:04 pm

someone once told me "to be recognized as a poet you must be able to rhyme... but once you get them hooked, you can write what ever the hell you want and they'll love it!" this poem seems to be a bit of both. i liked it :devil:
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Re: A Real Poem Never Rhymes

Post by jeannerené » Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:32 pm

:cheers: :thumbsup: Loved the poem and loved the laugh!

.jeanne.
... and his words purge up and outward,
expelled and onward through desert dust swallowed,
sands he says that gorge on simple sensibilities.
And, now he spits fragments, grit, extended vowels and elongated syllables
over cracked lips. Their sounds fall
piling round his boots…
~ jeannerené

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Re: A Real Poem Never Rhymes

Post by Sailor55 » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:19 pm

Many thanks Bags, Queen and jeannerene,

This poem was composed nearly complete in my head as I went for a walk in my neighborhood on a recent sunny afternoon. I came home and finished it in about half an hour. That's a record for me. Generally, I need dynamite and a jackhammer to pry poetry out line by painful line. I think I'll be taking more walks soon. - Daniel
An easy read is a hard write.

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