William Jackson

Rookie (San Antonio, Texas)

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There is not much to say about me really. The nagging question I ask myself after attempting to write a poem is this: Is what I have written any good? (Is it even poetry?)

Much of what I have written probably is not good and is not even poetry, but I write anyway. Does it matter? Sometimes I think it does, and other times I wonder if my attempts have all been for naught. I ... more »

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  • Rookie fleur de lys (5/4/2010 12:28:00 AM)

    William I am unable to comment under your poems so I will say this about the piece entitled 'Sometimes I think I am Dorian Gray'...

    Elegant, memorable and satisfying to read. I love the way you have assumed the voice of the narcissist in such an involving, convincing way that draws the reader in.

  • Rookie Maricel Suarez (7/5/2007 9:24:00 AM)

    i like your thought..yes, you are right.. god never let evil to destroy us..we people, let evil to do so.

  • Rookie Rose Noir (8/19/2006 6:12:00 PM)

    You have such a awesome flair for writing William. Your poetry is beautiful.

  • Rookie Robert L Bixler III (3/13/2006 6:26:00 PM)

    William, you have some amazing poems... I love your use of allusions and metaphors. Great stuff! !

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Best Poem of William Jackson

A Bad Poem For The Ages

I thought I’d write a bad poem, one for the ages, signifying nothing.
Pavement suffocates the living earth just as bad poetry fills volumes.
Still, oblivious to the land’s rape, the masses enjoy sentimental blathering,
And all is well since professional wrestling rules even sports columns.

It matters little that only a select few appreciate the immortality of verse,
Or that God's world festers in the aftermath of inhumanity's touch.
Bread and circuses even now in this age soothe ignorance's curse.
To hope men feel soft earth, the wind, and grass is to expect too ...

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