Death of Poetry

June 2, 2009
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Poetry is a dying art,
Written from the joy or pain of someone’s heart.
Death of a mind may come with the death of a poem,
The once-beautiful art is now gone and searching for a new home.
But what will take its unoccupied place?
Perhaps this will be decided by an outstanding race!
Written on dirty bathroom stalls,
On the floor all crumbled up in little paper balls.
Poetry has lost the dear respect that it once had,
Yet poetry stays amazingly calm and doesn’t get uncontrollably mad.
Although poetry is struggling to survive,
Maybe someday it shall be revived.

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yurtyurtyu said...
Jan. 6, 2015 at 7:33 pm
Lovely poem with such deep meaning its like an ocean so deep with no ending. this poem makes us truly think about the death of poetry.
HbkooyThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Mar. 23, 2014 at 11:42 pm
Very creative. Nice!
Alabian said...
Sept. 6, 2013 at 9:32 pm
This is totally beautiful! Good work :))
LiraDaeris said...
Apr. 29, 2013 at 2:18 am
I like the line of poetry staying calm a lot
Ashley R. said...
Nov. 27, 2012 at 2:47 pm
I love this you worked the metpor in it so well and made it work i love the imagery and the details.
TJRoeds said...
Mar. 14, 2011 at 8:20 pm
I love it :) not really a limerick, but clever none the less.  To shed a little insight of mine, I would say that poetry has all but died.  This site is proof of that, music is another, poems are often used.  Instead of poems dying, I would say they have evolved.
MSTie said...
Mar. 14, 2011 at 10:57 am
This is so true! Limerick or not, a good poem.
Ke$ha said...
Mar. 14, 2011 at 10:57 am
I thought that it was not a limerick it seemed to express its own thought about poetry. I have to agree with this poem.
leneypanini said...
Aug. 28, 2010 at 12:04 am
i soo <3 this:) beautifully written.
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 23, 2010 at 3:33 pm
Great work! I loved it and agree completely. Would you mind explaining exatly what a limmerick is? Like how many lines and which ones rhyme?
TJRoeds replied...
Mar. 14, 2011 at 8:18 pm
A limerick is a witty, sometimes nonsensical form of poetry, meant to make people laugh rather than think.  The rhyme scheme is AABBA, sets of 5 lines, usually just 5.  So this particular piece is not really a limerick.
KillerButterfly said...
May 10, 2010 at 4:30 pm
I couldn't have writen it any better. :)
KYLE199V5 said...
Apr. 14, 2010 at 12:11 pm
Starrlyt said...
Apr. 13, 2010 at 12:21 pm
AMAZING!!!!  I couldn't have asked anyone to say it any better.  I loved it!!! Check out some of my stuff, if you want....
heaven said...
Sept. 4, 2009 at 12:29 pm
this is really good. i love this so much.
and its all true.
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