Finding purpose in nonsense

Finding purpose in nonsense

A Poem by MattWheatus
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A good (but sceptical) friend of mine told me poetry was "nonsense" - this is an ironic riposte...

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Narcissists with their own image beholden

Observing self reflections and admiring the echo

Nonsense realities they have created in vain

Smoke deployed in front of the mirrors of onlookers

Endless mazes guarding the approach to the façade

Nobody shall reach the inner circle within

Stacking decks of cards into elaborate houses

Equal in strength to pillars of salt and sand at the tide


© 2010 MattWheatus



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MattWheatus
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A wonderfully contrived and executed 'double' acrostic!

Each line says something with meaning and generally wraps itself into a piece filled with an explanation of what is poetry - as well as making a tilt at a friend who, with great respect, has absolutely no taste! :))

Pleasure to read.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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This made me smile...what a way to show that friend of yours that poetry (especially yours) is far from nonsense. You're a pro at your craft, my friend...the word choice was fantastic, and the rhythm was sublime, despite the difficult style of the piece. Bravo!!!!

Posted 7 Years Ago


A wonderfully contrived and executed 'double' acrostic!

Each line says something with meaning and generally wraps itself into a piece filled with an explanation of what is poetry - as well as making a tilt at a friend who, with great respect, has absolutely no taste! :))

Pleasure to read.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amazing. I loved it, also the way you spell nonsense on both ends is quite clever.
I enjoyed it. :]

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

dude this poem is wicked kewl the way u set it up. and i like the stacking cards into elebarate houses line. that's what sold me.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very good. I love the uniqueness to it. Alot of work to start and end with nonsense. Shows creativity as well as intelligance.
~Aradie

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

loved the font. This was another fantastic poem

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

That's awesome, how it spells out "nonsense" on either side. Nice rhythm, perfect flow. Great work ♥
~Blessed Be~

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A real different twist to an acrostic style.. does poetry start and end with nonsense.. without any tangilble assets? Yes some do laugh at it.. yet they sing lyrics that take them to great heights in so many special moments including weddings! Poetry has inspired the greatest minds going way back in time.. today is no different than those times!

Fire, desire, sadness.. all surmounts from emotions and creativity of wordsmiths and great dreamers alike.. having and holding great visions if even just an echo in their own minds.. let them laugh.. then laugh when they turn their radio on.. poetry feeds and releases the soul! If it's nonsense.. it's my kind of nonsense!!!! Great job with your structure..we are all salt and sand my friend.. to be washed at the tides someday!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poetry is not nonsense it is thought provoking and a way to express yourself. I like how you used the word nonsense and built off of that. I agree with Yo-Yo-Ian you proved that poetry is not nonsense. A really great piece.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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MattWheatus

Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom



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British Boy, 28 years old. I'm on the corporate ladder by day, looking for a creative outlet (and constructive feedback) by night! Depending on my mood my words tend to swing from uplifting to depress.. more..

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