I took a class last semester
creative writing 101
the teacher challenged everything
that I had ever thought about poetry
he said " No thinking outside the box"
He was full of rules and control
I'd always though poetry had no boundries
and that it was at it's greatest the first time
the author jotted it down on paper.
He was all about revisions.
But How do you revise a poem?
Doesn't that just erase the point
you were trying to get across
when you first wrote it?
He told me sayin things like love,
pain, death, sadness was too abtract
so he challenged me to go without using those words.
I'll admit my descriptions got better but
it took all the fun out of everything.
I wasn't in the business of writing poems
to make it into something perfect.
Poetry was something that I used to release.
Grammatically correct or not it helped me to
gain some inner peace.
So ultimately in that class I didn't do well.
In that class I rebelled the entire time.
His definition of poetry were so completely
different from mines.
I want to know if your a real poet
or even a real professor
if you fail to inspire?