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Prose is my devil.

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Prose is my devil.

I believe prose is the devil,
The page is too large with detailed explanation.
A herring that is hungry for details and plot lines.
A parasite that taunts me.

I am in love with the poem,
The page is concise with word paint.
A butterfly kiss on a lilac desiring immediate nectar.
A lover that teases me.

For the verse is easier quest
For the moment bound
the present beloved
the feeling liver.
The solemn sinner.

I believe prose is the worthy prince,
The one with the page and the avid reader.
A well educated monarch on a lofty peak.
A soon king that rejects me.

I am in love with the unattainable,
The poem's black heart.
An ignorant fool who understands
A line left open.

For freedom is heartbreak
For the doomed spirit
the critically judged
the cursed be-er
The chosen loner

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  1. Date: 12/27/2011 8:27:00 PM
    wow! Loved every words in here, specially the third stanza. what left to say when you left me speechless. awesome!

  1. Date: 9/18/2011 5:48:00 PM
    Congrats Autumn on your poem "Prose is my Devil" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 9/13/2011 8:55:00 PM
    Autumn ~ Wow I've been gone to long Congratulations on your featured poem ! Laura :)

  1. Date: 9/12/2011 9:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Autumn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/7/2011 12:08:00 PM
    Deep poem on poetry. I believe we all seek to touch with our words. Poetry has a knack for covering the big picture with fewer words than prose. Maybe that's why politicians aren't poets. Vince

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 3:02:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. so enjoyed reading a most creative write tonight... looking forward to many more.. with luv..

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 11:43:00 AM
    really enjoyed you words sarah x

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 11:39:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry today Autumn. Wishing you a beautiful weekend filled with inspiration. Love, Carol