The day poetry died

The day poetry died

A Poem by willweb

 

This is the day that poetry died…

Verses exhaled their final breath

on a noisy highway leading nowhere

Litter strewn curbs collect the remnants

of the few lines that were left in my head

and I wave as I pass, fighting the tears

I know do not matter

 

Broken ball points leaking non rhyming ink

fill the pocket of my new white shirt

leaving behind permanent stains of what I used to be

Darkened blots in unrecognizable shapes

you wouldn’t guess if lying on a couch

calling every one of your dreams a lie

in stoic echoes of delusional voices

 

Stanzas stacked in casket formation,

less the satin centers and comfort

promised for eternity, fall like weakened

dominoes at the slightest creative thought

crashing into a pile of illegible splintered nonsense

Yes, this is the day that poetry died

and sadly it has taken me with it…

© 2015 willweb


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Good title and strong words.
"Yes, this is the day that poetry died
and sadly it has taken me with it…"
Poetry died when the writer isn't here no more. This is why we quote and read the ancient Poets and writers. We keep them alive reading their words. If we are lucky. Someone will remember us. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 6 Years Ago


We all have these days when inspiration takes flight for vacation

Posted 6 Years Ago


willweb

6 Years Ago

Thank you Tate. Vacations are nice, but back to work. :)
Your words are written from the heart and while they bleed ink on white shirts, they are certainly no proof poetry is dead. Quite the opposite...they prove it is alive and well. The imagery in every line of this is stunning, Will. Please never stop writing. Lydi**

Posted 6 Years Ago


willweb

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much Lydi. Good days and bad days. but it is those in between that confuse me so. :) .. read more
I beg to differ but as long as there are dreamers poetry will never die may change in form and reviews but will continue to live.Even when our world comes to an end we will poetry for God up above.Good poem but I never want to see it die,keep on writing

Posted 6 Years Ago


willweb

6 Years Ago

Thanks so very much my friend. You are correct...it will never die as long as people have the abilit.. read more
W R Stowe

6 Years Ago

Your welcome and dream and be imaginative
Fantastic! For some reason the line "stanzas stacked in casket formation" made me laugh. And feel sad at the same time. I think all those who write probably have quite a few pikes of those. I hope you keep writing and not give in to the frustration I hear here...

Posted 6 Years Ago


willweb

6 Years Ago

Thank you so very much Jennesis. I appreciate your kind words for me.
This is time for a bow, and if you were on a stage, a large bouguet of flowers, a multitude of colors: Profound, beautiful and just amazing Will. I love it. Great job! Thank you. Dale

Posted 6 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

willweb

6 Years Ago

Thanks so very much Dale for always being so kind to me. I know anytime I need a smile, all I have t.. read more
Confuser

6 Years Ago

Wow, Will, I'm smiling now. Thank you so much, but it is all true! Put it in my library, rich words... read more
The dreaded Block - I have to tell you, Will, I have had such a dry spell lately that your words echo exactly how I have been feeling. A good write, though surely sad...

Posted 6 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

willweb

6 Years Ago

If you'd like to borrow the poem you are welcome to Rita. There is plenty there for both of us. :) .. read more
Wow this is truely sad but a great poem
Speaks a lot of volume to you as a writer
This is one amazing piece of poetry

Posted 6 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

willweb

6 Years Ago

Thank you so very much my friend.
Lizardo

6 Years Ago

You are welcome!
I got writers block COD from UPS. I took it out of the box and it bolted under our bed.Finally I coaxed it out, set up an aquarium for it with some dirt and a log and I feed it roaches. I live in Florida and we got lots of writers block and roaches down here. Lots of meth labs too. Maybe I'll start one.

Posted 6 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

willweb

6 Years Ago

Okay, something has just come to life, I'm just not sure what it is. Thanks my friend for the comme.. read more
I hope I am only reading of writers block and not of giving up poetry. You are so very talented. WC would not be the same without you.

:) Julie

Posted 6 Years Ago


willweb

6 Years Ago

Julie, coming from one of my favorite poets...thank you so much. That means a lot to me.

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