Writing Poetry

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Nonso Ibe Nonso Ibe Male, 25, Nigeria (3/18/2014 2:01:00 AM)

Public masturbation
Mental masturbation.

I think my poetry is fine
the problem is making money from it

this is a problem because i don't want to do anything else

i just got rejected from creative writing school
i know i am good enough to get in
i don't know why they didn't take me

Poetry is easy
so is blasphemy

human beings are greedy
except they choose not to be

writing this piece is unnecessary
i could plant my vegetables
and rare my life-stock

but i choose this,
i choose you

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  • Freshman - 1,346 Points K.c. Ford (4/3/2014 10:23:00 AM) Post reply
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    You state poetry is easy to write and that your motive for writing what you call poetry is money. Forget it and go back to growing vegetables because lust for money will not produce poetry of substance, nor is it easy to write............. Inspiration will produce around 4% and the 96% is the result of days, weeks, months or even years of mental and emotional searching for the right words in the right order to create a poem that's timeless.

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