this is not poetry (poem)

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this is not poetry

the god Demetillo roared

no rhyme no rhythm

no figurative language

no picturesque speech

no verse

this is not poetry

the god Demetillo decided

not poets not writers

we should all be farmers

or market vendors

peddling wares that are not ours

no write not think

not waste our ink

because

this is not poetry

the god Demetillo declared

not sonnets at all

not Petrarch not Shakespeare

not worthy of reading

not worthy of writing

a waste of time

of words of paper

but

Demetillo is not a god.

 

© Cindy Lapeña, 2012

 

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