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Anti-Poetry Poem

 Don't much like poetry
just can't see what purpose
poems are supposed to serve.
Why all the hype
about similies and metaphors 
and iambic pentameter?
Or trying to rhyme 
each and every cursed line
to describe an object 
or a place or action
in flowery descriptive words
doesn't seem very realistic,
just overly idealistic.
It is quite an ordeal, 
can't begin to express
just how I feel
having to compose 
a poem that to me
just doesn't have a purpose!

A little explanation about this!  Haven't suddenly turned anti-poetry ...  This was the very 
first poem written by me, at university for a writing course.  At the time, I was miffed at 
having to write a poem, something I despised at the time.  Had no idea what to write, even 
after a week, and with just a few hours to spare, finally came up with this poem...about 
hating poetry.  It is so hilarious to find myself many years later, writing poetry...and loving it!

Copyright © Carol Fillmore

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  1. Date: 9/9/2010 5:28:00 PM
    Love it! It's cool to look back on the folly of our youth!! I was not overly fond of poetry either (well, not the writing of it) until years later at age 44!!When I started doing it. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/6/2010 7:14:00 PM
    There are many in their young days have these feelings, Carol

  1. Date: 9/6/2010 3:37:00 PM
    Well I like the rebellion in your poem. Freedom of speech, yes,liberation, I would burn a bra but me wife will kill me. Cool poem Carol