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The Revolution Will Be Poeticized

In Poetry on August 22, 2013 at 2:11 pm

The revolution will be poeticized

No matter what they say

Words dripping from the sky

A dystopian

Fourth of July

Rhyming alongside

Financial decline

A plague upon the average

Artist

Poet

Species

Held hostage for what they are

Their expression

Deemed threatening in certain

Parts of the world

Demonized creators

Indulging in daring to dream

Blinding out

Feelings of superiority

Replaced with a fervent need for

Unity

 

Aaron Middlepoet Jackson, USA

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Dogs in a Circle

In Poetry on August 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm

The Six characters I bring

do not sing the sound of trust

do not sing the sound of must

 

but rather a lack of function

to which we dispose

of a certain aberration

 

and force-fed insubordination.

 

A truth to which

only jumps into the wreckage

of liquidation

 

and determined extermination.

 

Gregory Gathman, USA

A To-Do-for-Myself List

In Poetry on August 2, 2013 at 5:25 pm

To put myself on the path to ultimate self-love, I should:

Have faith in myself.

Think positively.

Quit being so hard on myself.

Put an end to perfectionism.

Don’t let the past define me.

Relinquish the past.

Stop comparing myself to others.

Be my own best friend.

Follow my passions.

Work on my goals and ideal self.

Develop gratitude by doing good.

Love and respect others.

Be accepting of love.

 

And most of all I should…

Cherish and be myself.

 

Cute list, but I’d prefer this shorter, easier-to-follow one:

Sip.

Snort.

Screw.

Repeat until passing out.

Wake up and do it tomorrow night.

 

Teresa Edmond, USA