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December 1, 2007
By Continuum GOLD, Little Rock, Arkansas
Continuum GOLD, Little Rock, Arkansas
17 articles 0 photos 0 comments

Who is Moore to measure poets but a half?
What sorrowful flaw mixes poetry with math?
If it doesn’t mix in with the
classical norm,
Nor embraces the free verse storm,
Does it mean it has no place?
Because it lacks a voice,
Does it indeed lack a face?
Is not the chef, with his frying
and scraping,
All the more godly for lack of verbal draping?
Does not the painter’s brush, and its colorful use
Speak only of beauty, and
poetic truth?
What of the writer and his all-encompassing prose;
Does not his pen speak of unearthly joys and timeless woes?
If all beauty be found in the land of rhyme and verse,
And all other marked paper, be but a dark hollow curse,
Then why do I find the glorious sensation,
Hidden deep inside the euphoric jubilation,
That lives inside the shining
white nation,
Of a day’s honest work, and a nights fantastic creation?

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Indilove GOLD said...
on May. 16 2012 at 8:31 am
Indilove GOLD, Kenockee, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
No one is your strength or guidance. If life is what you wish to live then do not bind your soul to something unreal. The creater nor the keeper can heal you for it is blind faith that leads you.

This is fantastic!!! great work!!!!

aphids77 said...
on Jan. 5 2012 at 6:15 pm
aphids77, Holly Springs, North Carolina
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Good poem. It could be better, though. Your rhyming was very good... but half of the poem could be improved without it. You could make simple adjustments to certain lines without taking out its meaning that allows for a flowing rhythm, and it'd be easier to read. My favorite parts? The painter's description and lines 2-8. Brilliant. The last line would also be better if not mixed with the silly ending rhymes. It gets in the way of what you're trying to say. Still though, very good poem

on Sep. 22 2011 at 11:22 am
krissynicole BRONZE, Brownwood, Texas
2 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dream as youll live forever live as if youll die tomorrow

Simply and Truley Amazing!!! :D

on Jul. 18 2011 at 9:50 pm
random3rainbow SILVER, Montpelier, Ohio
6 articles 0 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
be the change you want to see in this world

omg i love it simply amazing!!!!

on Jul. 13 2011 at 5:25 pm
CarpeDiem96 GOLD, Pawleys Island, South Carolina
16 articles 1 photo 8 comments
Great job! This is really creative. I applaud your use of rhyme, expecially because it sounds so flawless! Sometimes, I feel like rhyme can sound forced, but this wasn't at all. Excellent job :)

IamRevy BRONZE said...
on Jul. 3 2011 at 4:16 pm
IamRevy BRONZE, State Of Mind, Other
4 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Trying to please the world is a self-made curse"

Your writing dexterity is noticable! an amazing writer you are would be expecting to read more from you. BEAUTIFUL

inkers GOLD said...
on Jun. 21 2011 at 11:24 pm
inkers GOLD, Midland, Texas
10 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"And the lamplight gloating o'er him threw his shadow on the floor... and my soul from out that shadow... shall be lifted, nevermore!" - Poe

This was beautiful.

on May. 13 2011 at 5:11 pm
trademarkoperation SILVER, Lake Peekskill, New York
9 articles 7 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. ~T.E. Lawrence

What I really like about this is that the rhyme doesn't cheapen the sound of the poem. Whenever I try rhyming, it always sounds corny, so I admire this talent that you have. Fantastic!

on Mar. 25 2011 at 5:59 am
Kleopatra BRONZE, Yona, Other
2 articles 1 photo 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
We make life, the way we want to make it, based on our decisions and choices we make throughout.

Beautiful. Absolutly blissful. Continue your writing in poetry, you are indeed a wonderful writer.

on Mar. 19 2011 at 11:49 pm
RedheadAtHeart ELITE, Mountain Home, Idaho
109 articles 0 photos 164 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love with open hands. - Madeleine L'Engle

That was beautiful.

on Feb. 9 2011 at 6:48 pm
Never_Say_Never BRONZE, Boise, Idaho
1 article 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Cash is as good as money"-Yogi Berra

Wow... you are a talented writer. Keep going!

on Jan. 18 2011 at 12:37 pm
Sammie_Shamrock PLATINUM, Holland, Michigan
29 articles 5 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Just bury me in the memories" -Modern day escape

wow...you are a wicked writer...much appreciation, hop e to see even more from you

ricky said...
on Sep. 30 2010 at 11:14 am
its sarahs birthday!!!!!ahes cool

on Feb. 25 2010 at 3:46 pm
Karlynne PLATINUM, Orange Park, Florida
21 articles 0 photos 98 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain.
-Vivian Greene

wow! big words but it totally makes you stop and think. i loved it. check out a few of mione and let me kno watcha think. luv it! much appriciated.

on Jan. 14 2010 at 11:30 am
silent-one BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
4 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
things arent always as they seem.

love it! the questions really made me think about the message of this poem. i thought it was great!

lisa92 said...
on Jan. 14 2010 at 10:19 am
i love it! this poem really does have a lot of meanings to it and this poet seemed to read my mind and how i would say things.