An Issue To Address

August 4, 2012
By gabriellarose GOLD, Columbia, Maryland
gabriellarose GOLD, Columbia, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"I am astonished always at the stupidity of humanity but I shouldn't be, it's always with us. Which, after all, keeps giving me more and more to write about." Charles Bukowski


You are a bohemian angel.
You told me,
“Everyone writes these days”
The writings of centuries before,
have - at least -
gently grazed all the contents of this earth.
Leaving this generation
not a word to spit or breathe.
not a thing to etch along bathroom stalls
not a damn thought to speculate.
These conceptual teachings of life
in all of its left and right turns
are funneled right into our heads.
So we know.
We just know
Agony is no longer a learned truth,
but an expectation.

Yes, everyone writes these days.
but fewer than most
can leave their lips sewn shut
Chest wide open,
Let your
driving
heart
do the talking.


The author's comments:
Someone once told me that everyone writes these days. As if to say poetry is overrated. I wrote this as a response to those who think that poetry is a silly fad.

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on Aug. 29 2012 at 1:57 pm
gabriellarose GOLD, Columbia, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"I am astonished always at the stupidity of humanity but I shouldn't be, it's always with us. Which, after all, keeps giving me more and more to write about." Charles Bukowski

Note the sarcasm

villain123 said...
on Aug. 26 2012 at 5:07 pm
villain123, Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm okay with war as long as nobody gets hurt."

This reminds me of how my older sister thinks poetry is overrated or is somehow inferior to prose.


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