Love Me - Love My Poetry

I once wrote some poetry - the best,
the finest POETRY
My POETRY came with a capital
"P".
My POETRY was distinguished
POETRY, proper, complete line of
Verse POETRY - honorable,
prehistoric, geographical POETRY
Divine, instinctive, even religious
POETRY -
I sent it to the magazines
The very good magazines
The very best magazines -
They returned it to me every time!
I once wrote some inferior POETRY
Low in style, irregular in measure
POETRY
Undignified, trivial, absurd POETRY
inadequate, mischievous, comic
POETRY
Some stuff like this - A CRIME -
I sent it to the magazines
The very good magazines
The very best magazines

They kept it every time!
Now, I ask of you - my question is
fair and brief - I ask
Of you - your ear I pray and beg you
give -
Shall I write intuitive,
comprehensive, reasoning
POETRY
Specific, Godlike, Capitol
committed POETRY
The sort I think will live?
Or shall I write inferior, very bad
POETRY - the kind that soon is
Dead - and send it to the magazines,
the very good, the best magazines
THAT I MAY LIVE INSTEAD!!!

by Bonnie Alden Phillips

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Comments (7)

THE PRECIOUS TRUTH
well this is funny and makes me laugh... laughter is good and it helps people stay alive... but intuition helps people life... so write intuitive
Shall I write intuitive, comprehensive, reasoning POETRY Specific, Godlike, Capitol committed POETRY The sort I think will live? Or shall I write inferior, very bad POETRY - the kind that soon is Dead - and send it to the magazines, the very good, the best magazines THAT I MAY LIVE INSTEAD! ! ! Nicely asked. Great truth. 10++
(Love Me - Love My Poetry - Poem by Bonnie Alden Phillips.) Personally, I would continue to write the best. Seek to do your best, and no less.
write all forms of poetry everything that comes to mind well done
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