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A Bad Poem For The Ages

Rating: 4.8

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 much.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Margaret Newcomb 19 January 2008

Sadly, it is to expect too much. It seems there are so few who see what we are doing to this lovely planet that is not even ours. Your poem is more lovely. M

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John Tiong Chunghoo 23 April 2007

lovely poem, definitely a best william. keep the good work up.

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Ivan Donn Carswell 11 February 2007

If you thought the poem was bad I wonder what you think is good - or at least merit-worthy? Forgiving the title William, you've produced something which is essentially timeless & the sign of a exceptional poem. Rgds, Ivan

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Elizabeth Wiseman 06 October 2006

Wow. I really like your message, there's so much compacted into to every word, it kind of takes your breath away when you think about what you were trying to say.

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Simple Simon 05 September 2006

No poem is bad, when it conveys the meaning to the Reader. When words come from the heart of a writer, they become poem in turn. Well done.

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Juan Olivarez 17 August 2011

If we all opened our eyes to what is around us, It would be a different world.

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Ron Flowers 05 June 2008

Not a bad poem, william.

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Riquetta Elliott 11 May 2008

Poetically expressive keep it up.

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Abha Sharma 20 March 2008

a true reflective verse for all poetic venture, I enjoyed reading it.

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Malini Kadir 02 March 2008

Not really so bad as it has touched every poets deep core...around the world! Cheers! !

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