The Stubborn Not-A-Poet

November 22, 2012
By Rolledthestone SILVER, Nowhere, Other
Rolledthestone SILVER, Nowhere, Other
8 articles 0 photos 108 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." (Matthew 7:5) and "All the poeple who supported slavery were free, all the people who support abortion live..."


I am NOT a poet,
so don’t say “well, you might be, you just don’t know it”,
because I don’t get poetry,
it makes me scream like a banshee.
I don’t understand how to rhyme,
it makes my face pinch like eating a sour lime.
I especially don’t do,
what is called haiku,
it’s so lame and boring,
I always feel like snoring.
And what’s with poetry being “art”,
it’d be more useful as a fart.
Why are you smiling, I don’t comprehend,
what kind of message are you trying to send,
what’s that you say?
speak louder, I’m listening okay?
I’m truly a poet,
and the only one who doesn’t know it?!
That’s outrageous, ridiculous, completely obscene!
What? Do you not get what I mean?!
I mean that was rude, disgusting and entirely offensive,
don’t even try to be defensive.
I TOLD you I can NOT write poems,
they end up as stupid as garden gnomes.
Pardon me, I didn’t catch that last.
Why do you always speak so fast?
So far, I’ve rhymed everything I’ve said?
Now that’s utterly bizarre, something’s wrong in your head.
Blasphemy I say to you, you and you,
I call shenanigans you dirty piece of dog do do!
Sigh, I’ll say one more thing and leave it at that.
Then say goodbye with the tip of my hat,
Bird, is not the word,
that is absolutely absurd.


The author's comments:
Dedicated to all unrecognized poets because it doesn't matter if your poems win awards or get published as long as you're happy with them. Poetry is meant to express something deeper and sometimes, you're the only one who gets it.

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on Feb. 27 2013 at 2:37 pm
Apollo77 PLATINUM, Brunswick, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
"Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you."
-Ernest Hemingway

Funny, I like the story, some of the lines are too longand disrupt the flow, but that's cool. I like it

on Jan. 23 2013 at 4:52 pm
prolifepacifist, Cheverie, Other
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(or he) can develop

on Jan. 23 2013 at 4:51 pm
prolifepacifist, Cheverie, Other
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I think he (or she) was going for humourous (yes, I'm Canadian) as opposed to powerful,,, just a hunch... but I am extremely relieved that you directed this-excuse me- 'poet' to some far more appropriate and poignant poems so that she can develop.  

on Jan. 20 2013 at 6:16 pm
Whompingwillow, Oakville, Other
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lol this was funny loved it! sorry to say, but you ARE a poet :p

flanny SILVER said...
on Jan. 19 2013 at 9:31 am
flanny SILVER, Madison, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

very humorous and entertaining!! i enjoyed reading it!!

on Jan. 16 2013 at 11:27 am
Rolledthestone SILVER, Nowhere, Other
8 articles 0 photos 108 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." (Matthew 7:5) and "All the poeple who supported slavery were free, all the people who support abortion live..."

Aw, thank you.

on Jan. 16 2013 at 11:27 am
Rolledthestone SILVER, Nowhere, Other
8 articles 0 photos 108 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." (Matthew 7:5) and "All the poeple who supported slavery were free, all the people who support abortion live..."

Oh. Well, I dunno, I like longer poems but short poems can be good too. I guess I need to find that balance and make sure I'm not just rambling on. THX!

on Jan. 14 2013 at 7:13 pm
MattMattHatter PLATINUM, Bellevue, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. "
Thomas Gray

Again, I'm not saying you have to do this, but in my poems, I like to make them shorter, but with more emotion in each line. I don't really know how to explain it, but you can see it in my poems.

on Jan. 14 2013 at 4:42 pm
Rolledthestone SILVER, Nowhere, Other
8 articles 0 photos 108 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." (Matthew 7:5) and "All the poeple who supported slavery were free, all the people who support abortion live..."

What do you mean by more powerful? I'm totally open to suggestions :-)

on Jan. 14 2013 at 12:17 am
MattMattHatter PLATINUM, Bellevue, Washington
33 articles 0 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. "
Thomas Gray

I really like this poem, but it isn't very powerful. Not a bad thing, but if you chose to, you could make it more powerful.

Ray-Lynn said...
on Dec. 10 2012 at 3:33 pm
This is probably my new favorite poem on Teenink(:

on Dec. 9 2012 at 12:44 pm
Shadowpomgurl PLATINUM, Canton, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"I was NEVER that drunk." -Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow

L-O- freakin-L!!

on Dec. 8 2012 at 8:45 pm
Rolledthestone SILVER, Nowhere, Other
8 articles 0 photos 108 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." (Matthew 7:5) and "All the poeple who supported slavery were free, all the people who support abortion live..."

Why thank you *takes bow* *nearly topples off stage* *regains balance* *gets flower thrown at head* *expertly catches next in mouth* *more flowers* *too many flowers* *bombarded with flowers* *buried alive by flowers* *death by a thousand flowers (or rose thorns)* 

on Dec. 8 2012 at 7:26 pm
Shadowpomgurl PLATINUM, Canton, New York
22 articles 0 photos 126 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I was NEVER that drunk." -Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow

LOL!!! i love this! 5/5!


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