(August 4th,1926 / New York City)

Artistic Integrity

To artistic integrity
I make no claim
Rhyming eccentricity
Is more my game

What pops into my head
Is written down
Never sure what's ahead
Be it verb, be it noun

I've been laden with doubt
By critic dissenters
They are so devout
These nitpick tormentors

When my poem is all done
Not completely a sham
I've written my fun
Artistic integrity be damned

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Spicing his poem with humour, the poet talks about the roadblocks and about how he treats them in his writings. Nice poem.
Very, very nicely written poem! This is POETRY at it's finest. Thanks for sharing! And congrats on being chosen 'poem of the day'...well-deserved!
Another poem to add to my favorite poem list!
Exactly, that is poetry. Free flow of thoughts is the essence in poetry. In that context, what poet Cooper says can be hailed high. I like the poem very much. Congratulations on your achievement!
Loved it. Written for fun and gifted with artistic integrity.
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