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Will Poetry Die

When there’s more writers that write Than readers that read Does the future seem bright Or, Perhaps poetry’s in need? Was the melody mangled, when the words lost their beat? Was the common man strangled, by the highbrow box seat? _____________________________ Once weaved upon a well formed path Before structure fell, in disarray. Prose a casualty to a hectic world? Precious time has claimed its prey. Shall verse be trapped inside a card Twisted inside an ad campaign Power of words eternally scarred Excepting in song, tinged in disdain. Did amateur poets misuse their voice? An internet pillage of chance. Nothing to savour, digest and rejoice Divide and subtract, but never enhance. Will mankind once again enjoy, subtle pleasures of the poem? Will a modern poet attain celebrity, as did the greats once held a throne? *No offence intended. Just a thought piece

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Date: 6/17/2016 1:09:00 AM
Poetry is everywhere Mark. You can't watch a movie very often without there being some kind of reference to a poem or prose. The internet give us the masters at our fingertips. To me, rhyme is still the King of poetry and here at the Soup there is such variety. Your poem does make a valid point. It is for poetry such as this that I am compelled to keep returning! This is excellent my friend! I read till my eyes cross. ; ) 7
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Date: 6/17/2016 2:02:00 AM
Thank you Connie! Funny where the muse will take you sometimes, and this was bouncing around in my mind. I am guilty of having the most random of thoughts, plus I do enjoy trying to make people think. You are right, poetry is everywhere and as a writers we see it. I hope it's future is grand. : )