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The Dying Art of Poetry

(Written for Carol's WHO WHAT WHERE contest)

So what motivates me to write things down?
Well, the things in this world that are all around
Feelings, stories, music, and love
You could write about any of the above!

When the hours fly out of the clock
And I’m stuck in a deep writer’s block
I read Rimbaud and Rilke all through the night
They usually give me inspiration to write	

Sometimes poetry is the only way we can feel
We write things down just to make sure we’re real
Some stories are true and some are not
When you think about it, words are all we’ve got

Poetry is sadly a dying art
I don’t know where to start
People just want something that will entertain
And with poetry they have to use their brain

And that’s motivation enough for me

Copyright © Dylan Irvin

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  1. Date: 5/21/2013 3:38:00 PM
    I LOVED this Dylan! ..."We write things down just to make sure we're real" that line. great write friend!

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 7:10:00 AM
    Dylan congratulations. Connie

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 8:20:00 PM
    Dylan, Congratulations in Carol's awesome "WHO WHAT WHERE" ~Goodnight~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 9:17:00 AM
    Nice job, Dylan! Congratulations! RAY

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 5:15:00 AM
    many congratulations Dylan xx

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 9:26:00 PM
    Its so nice to see wonderful young faces .using their brains as you say. This is a very inspirational poem...congratulations on the win..

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 4:23:00 PM
    Great reasons to write..Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 4:08:00 PM
    Brilliant piece friend. Congrats on your grand win.

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 4:25:00 AM
    Ha! Loved those last lines... I, too, get irritated by the peoples general mindset on reading. I feel like somewhat of an outcast sometimes because I'm so into something that's borderline DEAD. Well at least there is these online forum sites :) Great message! Creating worlds is a fun mental exercise methinks...

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 12:01:00 PM
    I just had to leave a comment on this gem and say: Poetry will NEVER DIE! Not so long as we are here. :) write mooooore, I have already read all of yours!