Brian Purdy

Rookie - 0 Points (28.09.48 / Belleville, Ontario)

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A Poem Is

A poem is admission
Of confusion
And being what it is
Excites derision;

Yet those who mock
Will see their words forgotten
While poems alter worlds
And swallow oceans

A poem may be hard
Or it may soften
Such blows as while alive
We meet too often

A poem is a voyage
Of discovery
On which we risk all chance
Of full recovery;

A poem is no display
Of erudition
No learned text that stinks
Of dead tradition

A poem is a brave
And human gesture
Dressed in mage's clothes
But still a jester;...

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Some recalcitrant part of me
still hungers after ecstasy

I'd kill him off, that childish one
who whimpers softly, dusk to dawn
yet cannot spare his company
for he is too much part of me

So, suffering child, come to me

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