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The PERFECT POEM

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The PERFECT POEM


As unfocused and natural as breathing 
As unrestricted as dreaming
Creativity derives from formless –
From liberty

Don’t think
Write now
Correct later
This is poetry in its most perfect form
Just like when you’re taking a test and your first thought is most likely correct 

It’s okay to jump from one thought to the next 

As long as you have a trail to look back on 
You can recall information

Don’t abandon your first thoughts of originality! 
Flow and flow with your original thoughts filled with your unique personality 

Be free 
Be you and you will be surprised at all who will be inspired by you 

Don’t muffle your emotion 
Don’t muffle your first original thought 
Be free 
Be you and you’ll be amazed at the hues that leak on paper from you




A collaboration between Elliott Bowe THe DrUnKeN POeT & Brittany MAD POet Caldwell







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  1. Date: 6/15/2012 10:37:00 AM
    Could't be a more purrrrrfect poem! Jane

  1. Date: 6/13/2012 8:28:00 PM
    I envy your freedom of the big EXpression and the way you dis----the perfect poem so perrrrfectly. Because perfection is the pursuit and if the greyhound ever catches the rabbit---will it ever run again---I think you would !!!

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 9:59:00 PM
    Elliot, it is very interesting the way different people are affected to write poetry. I am your opposite. It rarely flows for me. When I try to let it, I often end up writing pure narrative, not free verse or actual poetry. I have to craft all my words out if I create a "poem". But I really admire those who can flow and come up with brilliant poems. this one is very nice!

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 4:51:00 PM
    Good work Drunken Poet, and Mad Poet!

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 2:53:00 PM
    Well done guys!! Keep spreading the wisdom!!

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 1:48:00 PM
    Nicely done you two, enjoyed the rhythm of it, I will take your advised and just go with he flow, right Elliott Bowe? hugs vie

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 1:46:00 PM
    ;)