A Poem's Plea This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

May 31, 2009
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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.

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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imrighthereyouknow said...
Feb. 2, 2011 at 1:40 pm

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.

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lostnhim said...
May 2, 2010 at 9:40 am
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!
earthy_kat said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 5:33 pm
Well done. This poem is really great. ^_^
~Reaa.Mae~ said...
Dec. 4, 2009 at 10:55 am
: ) *smiles*
Rage97 said...
Dec. 4, 2009 at 9:48 am
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!!!
Powd3er said...
Dec. 3, 2009 at 2:54 pm
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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