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The Stripper

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The Stripper

The Stripper..... By Peter Onyancha

Lately I have come to believe
A poet is a stripper; that’s the naked truth
Strips utterly and attacks your eyes
You are the ogling private school mate
No. No one should know what you know, you know!
Private – every portico private 
Oh, it’s hard – Very hard to unveil 
When the poet is gone, you groan
Imagine, you are left with fertile imagination
Infantile wisdom and you are fried

(This is the 1st stanza of a long poem entitled The Useleness of Poetry)

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  1. Date: 12/8/2010 10:54:00 AM
    This is a strong analogy for sure, that really made me ponder....usually a good thing; which in this case it definitely was!~Chris

  1. Date: 12/8/2010 6:23:00 AM
    how weird - a critic and poet here in the UK once said to me that poets and strippers have much in common - both use themselves as their material, and apply art to that, to hold the attention of an audience and then play with expectation, perception and desire...