I Hate Poetry This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

January 20, 2011
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It's hard to understand
My brain starts to feel
like my heart
and each beat hurts
when the words of poem
seem to batter themselves
into my brain without my consent
I want to get them out
because I feel blind
I don't want to be there
because I can't understand the
the words
they sound pretty
but they hurt and make me feel blind
in the woods
trying to find a way out
how do I make sense of it all
if I can't even feel sane

I stumble and trip over a bark
more words
more analogies that don't make sense
I stand and look down
only to remember I
have lost my sight

it's too complicated and I'm smart
my poems don't make sense
they don't follow any rhythm
they don't rhyme
they don't sound elegant
and sophisticated

So I hate poetry
all I can do is get angry
at my own ignorance

My anger turn to fury
as the pounding gets louder and louder
there is no escape

I am lost even further
it makes my head feel like
the host of a jackhammer

I don't even realize
the whole time
I held the cure
in my hands

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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Snow Blossom said...
Jan. 8, 2012 at 9:36 pm
How on earth was this published?? This is a terrible poem.
MoonFire said...
Jan. 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm
I love it. I used to feel the same way about poetry before I under stood
Missundrstoodx2 said...
Jan. 8, 2012 at 3:35 am
i think most poets can appreciate the frazzled, frantic minds we share...though our processes are all so different. i am intrigued by the idea of being out of control from our thoughts, their weight, their dominance over our being is something i strongly believe in, and it defines our character. you do a nice job of showing how unfortunately their dominance isn't always a good thing - and I can feel the chaotic imbalance of feeling out of control from ourselves. nice work
irishlass317 said...
Nov. 21, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Very good!! I love it!!!!!


CharlieKasumi said...
Nov. 21, 2011 at 7:52 pm
Beautifully ironic :)
Mike6546 said...
Nov. 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm
good job, I like it
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