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   A poem may come out

in any of three ways:

really good,

really bad,

or mediocre -

a blah-poem,

possibly like this one,

those poems that can take

a thousand revisions

and be neither helped

nor harmed.

Perhaps the ideas are

all right,

but the words, the medium -

they're no good.

They obstruct the meaning

instead of being doorway to it.

The really bad poems are

ejected into the circular file

as soon as the words

sludge onto the hateful page.

(Not that it's the paper's fault.)



But the really good poems

those are the rare gems, pure

sparkle, flowing fluidly from

inspiration to inspiration.

Heaven a breath away

and I hardly know what I'm doing...

I only know that I am a channel

and that everything sounds right the first time

nothing can improve

perfection.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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SaphiraBrightscales This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:20 am
That poem really flowed,,, I like the theme a lot and th simplicity...Good JOB!!  Congratulations on getting it into the mag!
 
Imaginedangerous This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 30, 2011 at 4:29 pm
I liked how friendly and casual this was- it sounded like someone was really talking. Good work.
 
Paig3Cagl3 said...
Nov. 5, 2009 at 2:40 pm
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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