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Death of Poetry

June 2, 2009
By Shelby Hendrickson BRONZE, Atascadero, California
Shelby Hendrickson BRONZE, Atascadero, California
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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...
on Jan. 6 2015 at 7:33 pm
yurtyurtyu, Asdfa, Kentucky
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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.

on Mar. 23 2014 at 11:42 pm
Hbkooy PLATINUM, Champaign, Illinois
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Very creative. Nice!

Alabian GOLD said...
on Sep. 6 2013 at 9:32 pm
Alabian GOLD, Limbo, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"If you can fly, don't stop at the sky cause there are footprints on the moon" - Owl City

This is totally beautiful! Good work :))

on Apr. 29 2013 at 2:18 am
LiraDaeris PLATINUM, Tucson, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

I like the line of poetry staying calm a lot

on Nov. 27 2012 at 2:47 pm
A.ranney BRONZE, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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I love this you worked the metpor in it so well and made it work i love the imagery and the details.

TJRoeds BRONZE said...
on Mar. 14 2011 at 8:20 pm
TJRoeds BRONZE, Albany, Ohio
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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.

TJRoeds BRONZE said...
on Mar. 14 2011 at 8:18 pm
TJRoeds BRONZE, Albany, Ohio
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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.

MSTie said...
on Mar. 14 2011 at 10:57 am
This is so true! Limerick or not, a good poem.

Ke$ha said...
on 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.

on Aug. 28 2010 at 12:04 am
weebnini DIAMOND, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Done & Over"

"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength."

"People should be able to say how they feel. How they really feel. Not, you know, some words that some strangers put in their mouth."

i soo <3 this:) beautifully written.

on Jun. 23 2010 at 3:33 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

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?

HelloLove said...
on May. 10 2010 at 4:30 pm
HelloLove, Dexter, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Twinkle, twinkle, little bat! How I wonder what you're at.
Tut, tut, child! Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.

I couldn't have writen it any better. :)

on Apr. 14 2010 at 12:11 pm
KYLE199V5 BRONZE, SAUGUS, Massachusetts
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on Apr. 13 2010 at 12:21 pm
Starrlyt PLATINUM, Willard, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars -Les Brown

AMAZING!!!!  I couldn't have asked anyone to say it any better.  I loved it!!! Check out some of my stuff, if you want....

on Sep. 4 2009 at 12:29 pm
HeavenCooley GOLD, Stillwater, Oklahoma
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this is really good. i love this so much.

and its all true.