Egal Bohen


Artless Art

To The Establishment

All Poets write with words that flow
Straight from ones heart
In verse
Or not
True delivered
In style
Not erring on the side of fashion spent
Nor caring for the praise of others
With feelings lost
To sit in judgement on
A Poets art

For Poets write
In innocence of those
Whose minds
Are locked
Within that wilderness
Of all that should be not

For Poets write
Oblivious of those
Whose pleasures grow
From comments
Sown in frost
Their superiority
Adhering to the crowd
And by so

Those Poets then deserve
Their honours due
But never sent
For their words
May open windows
Too long blocked
That light
May shine at last
On darkest
Long kept
In guarded mystery
Set apart
Existing artificially
By critics
Huddled in a circle
(Members of an artless art)
All fearful
That one day
A Poet
Might just fart

Submitted: Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Edited: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Gillian.E. Shaw (4/18/2009 12:57:00 PM)

    You capture the 'inverted snobbery'of the critic and what you think of them to perfection! Well done Egal! Truly masterful work. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Chris Mendros (9/23/2007 10:57:00 PM)

    great title, esp. considering this is a celebration of art for art's sake. The ending really brings it home. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Blue angel Florida (9/21/2007 6:51:00 PM)

    'Artless Art' - A poetry to speak up feelings, heart, soul, regardless of critics opinions, an Art made to reach out not necessarily to be a Sold Out. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Mary Nagy (9/1/2005 12:58:00 PM)

    Well, this was very funny! I gotta say, the ending was a nice touch! Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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