A Tragic Truth

A Tragic Truth

A Poem by emipoemi
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This HAS to stop!!

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A writer wields his mighty pen

And lets the river flow.

He sows his seeds through time and space

So truth and beauty grow.

Yet even if his artistry

Sparks joy and wonder publically,

The way to win the industry

Is who you know, not what you show.

 

A forest dies for ev’ry book

In ev’ry shop we go.

It’s thus not wise to rate so high

What should be deemed so low.

Yet they don’t care what’s good or bad,

As long as it fits with the fad-

But, still, what renders sad to glad

Is who you know, not what you show.

 

And such a key despicably

Defiles the status quo.

-EDP

© 2020 emipoemi


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very true .People tend to go for the money than the art. When that sort of happened to me I thought of giving up but poetry is what keeps my head sane and I decided to continue. Don't worry one day your rhymes will get recited and your story told .Keep the fire burning. Their failure of seeing tour potential doesn't make your skill any lesser.

Posted 1 Month Ago


emipoemi

1 Month Ago

aww....thank you so much. I'm still waiting for that day.
ice_cubes

1 Month Ago

everything takes time...one day you'll shine so bright that they'll have no choice but to look at y.. read more
I can't comment on the industry as you have, but what you say makes sense & it's clearly & powerfully expressed! I have never been one who could write in a way that appeals to the masses. My friends tell me my writing has too many complex words & I use too much subtlety. I'm not going to dumb myself down for anybody. I don't care if only 50 people ever read me. To me, that's a great amount! Anyhow, I definitely feel the deck is stacked against writers who do not follow the formulaic bullshit that's getting published these days. I'm bored to tears by so much of what's out there & I read tons of books. Sorry, you sparked a smolder (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


emipoemi

1 Month Ago

That is perfectly fine.....I'm actually glad you the industry has you incensed just as much. I can't.. read more
Amazing poem! Specially since it is so true. As I get more and more involved in the writing world, I constantly get the feeling that there are very few authentic places like this website. Most writers and most writing courses are aimed to the "how we sell it" part, which is fine since a writer needs to eat, but it is indeed really sad how most of the times it seems that only the money counts and the art is left aside.

Posted 2 Months Ago


emipoemi

2 Months Ago

I've been writing for 11 years and counting, and despite the public loving my work, the publishers d.. read more
Esteban Morfín

2 Months Ago

Agreed! I don't understand how something like Twilight gets published and becomes a best-seller.
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emipoemi

2 Months Ago

I did try to, and it's been two years since, but the momentum never picked up.
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Thank you for dropping this poem on Sonder group on WC. It was published in our blogs . Here's the link-https://sonderteam2020.wixsite.com/sonder/post/a-tragic-truth

Posted 3 Months Ago


emipoemi

3 Months Ago

omg, thank you!! much appreciated.
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3 Months Ago

We are honored to have such a nice poet among us. No need to thank me. Your poems are always great. .. read more
emipoemi

3 Months Ago

I'll def consider it. thanks
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True true....hits home!
Thanks for sharing!

Posted 4 Months Ago


emipoemi

4 Months Ago

Thanks for reading. Glad you enjoyed it.

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