Everything Wrong with Modern Poetry
There is not enough rhyme and it gets too preachy
where is the structure
anybody can just speak, it’s easy
there used to be skill involved, and effort,
not that I loved poetry anyway
but I used to respect it.
The truth is poetry is easy because good art is honest
and the making of good art is simple
once you’ve discovered honesty,
it’s being honest that takes work,
and that time, like crafting meter and rhyme,
matching words and phrases to verses and pages,
spent in admission and reflection,
That old poetry still exists,
go find it, we did, we liked it
loved it learned from it became it
and now we are its children,
born of poetry, because of it,
without it our work has no context,
no environment, no relatives,
I do recommend older poetry
It turned me into a poet.
Now poets create, pave new thoughts
to which others can relate,
regardless of education and background
a form of expression all can wrap their heads around,
that’s the beauty of using words to paint
mental images so ideas might initiate
others to express the beauty they see,
define the space that lay between you and me
and craft it, get past it, and live.
Maybe what’s wrong with poetry
for those who complain these days
is its accessibility,
it’s easy to make,
but being the person behind it
is difficult to maintain.
Maybe people like secrets,
and poetry doesn’t,
maybe people think exposed minds
are as taboo as exposed bodies,
maybe all we need is a good fuck.
Fuck fuck fuck.
There, is that better?