A Poem's Plea MAG

May 31, 2009
By PenOnPaper BRONZE, Lee&#39s Summit, Missouri
PenOnPaper BRONZE, Lee&#39s Summit, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters." ~Frank Lloyd Wright


In this poem, I beg of you
To not look for any imagery.
In this poem, I hope that you
Won't go looking for a simile.

My poem is not meant
For you to carefully destroy
Into a thousand little pieces
Of a simple metaphor.

Poets don't write poetry
So we can identify repetition,
And most of us just don't get
How to use personification.

I mean, come on, this is English.
We aren't supposed to use dissection.
Leave your scalpels in science class
And listen to an alliteration.

Please excuse my outburst,
But I don't understand symbolism
Or why it's just so hard
To come up with poetic rhythm.

I just hate it when people
Take my carefully written poetry
And turn it into something else
That they think it should be.



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on Feb. 2 2011 at 1:40 pm
shelterisland GOLD, Montclair, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
-Biting's excellent. It's like kissing only there's a winner."-Doctor Who, The Tardis

What's ironic is that you do have poetic rhythm and a metaphor (scapels in science class).

but yes, I have to agree. A poem isn't supposed to be this big metaphor that needs to be decoded and analyzed.

PS If you get the chance: please check out some of my work? thank you and good job!


on May. 2 2010 at 9:40 am
AMCLRIDCA PLATINUM, CDA, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take... but by the moments that take your breath away.

I know what you mean... We just started 'studing' poetry in english. Some of the people in my class should read this poem. Maybe then their answers will be more right on. Its not what they think the poem is about, but what is actually written! Great job!

on Feb. 1 2010 at 5:33 pm
earthy_kat GOLD, Sebree, Kentucky
17 articles 1 photo 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today." - Hazel from the book Watership Down (by Richard Adams).

Well done. This poem is really great. ^_^

on Dec. 4 2009 at 10:55 am
Reaa.Mae.Kuzyk GOLD, Arborg, Manitoba, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Why live trying to just DIE, when people are DYING just for the chance to LIVE."
-Anomynous

"Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters."
- Margaret Peters

: ) *smiles*

Brilliant.

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on Dec. 4 2009 at 9:48 am
Rage97 GOLD, Hughesville, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
" 3 out of 2 people have problems with fractions"
" History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it"

This poem is really great, and from poet to poet, this is usually true that people always think there's something to figure out when the words are plainly there. You are really good. Could you check out some of my work I'm new to teenink one of them is "I tryed" Thankyou with lots of love!!!

on Dec. 3 2009 at 2:54 pm
AbbotRabbit GOLD, Abolana, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-
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This poem has great flow and insight.

I really enjoyed it.

Lovely poem darling =]

-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-

XxDear Mr. President Let Meh Tell You 'Bout Hard Work Building A Bed Out Of A Cardbord BoxXx


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