A Poem That Hits You Like A Karate Chop In The Face

Rating: 3.2
I like a poem that hits you
Like a karate chop in the face
Short and sharp and straight and true
That knocks you out of place

I like a poem that’s short and sweet
That doesn’t waste punctuation
That doesn’t pause or skip a beat
And nails the situation

I like a poem that makes you think
What you wouldn’t have otherwise thought
That grabs you by the balls and speaks
What schools have never taught

But I like poems with layers of meaning
Rhetorical flourishes too
There are no rules in poetry, really
Whatever works for you
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Sonya Florentino 01 November 2009
my kind of poems too....!
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David Scott 16 October 2009
Hiya! Boom! Pow! I like karate poems too.
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Marieta Maglas 16 October 2009
nice rational poem about poems, very well written............10+++
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Tai Chi Italy 03 October 2009
As a former holder of brown belt in the art...I would agree with you. Short, sharp chops are effective, but not to the face...an elbow or a kick is much more deadly. I prefer a gentler form these days. Going with the flow of Tai Chi gives my mind, body and soul's muse, all the inspiration it needs. smiling at you Tai,
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