Thursday, 8 October 2015

National Noetry

Poetry isn't dead / actually it is.
From a comms perspective
its a v effective marketing...
Ah, I hadn't finished.

Poetry, it seems to me,
(from a comms perspective) is
like putting a wild animal in a zoo
in the interests of conservation.

All those eager poetry apostles
trying too hard to make a case,
a minor flurry in a niche field.
Damn... I keep doing that.

Hilarious haikus on Twitter-
occasionally writing in a notepad,
soulless and oblivious
to the beauty of the world.

Am I thick or is everyone else
confused too? It bored me stiff.
Why can't that person just say
what they mean? I quite like it.

I wish I had time to decipher
what they're going on about,
leg cocked with one arse cheek
perched on the edge of a desk.

It means very little to me.
That's why you're a Poet.
I like poetry but am a bit of an idiot.
Eating dough in a polythene bag.

In times of crisis, people are
unable to think in long-form.
Diminished and finished-
JUST AWFUL. Who made it up?

Like Joni Mitchell, the second
worst teacher I ever had. Twitter
will be fun though, the lyrics to
Alanis Morissette's Ironic, a squid.

Rain on your wedding day-
a free ride when you've already...
the good advice that you...
Who would've thought.

'Hey kids...song lyrics are
poetry too’. Overall you've got
something here. I just wish
my typing fingers would behave.

Written using Facebook comments replying to the question 
'what does National Poetry Day mean?'