Juan Olivarez

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Check Your Spelling - Poem by Juan Olivarez

Anyone can write a poem.
Anyone can inspire.
But when you can't spell,
Buy a dictionary.
Many poets use long complex words,
To Impress those they write for.
This is fine, if the word is used correctly,
In a sentence.
Sometimes the most brilliant poets,
Or should I say would be poets,
Can't put a sentence together to,
Save their lives.
Watch it.
All you are doing, is dumbing down,
The world.
The use of, shall we say, exotic words,
is fine.
But correct sentence structure,
A little word called Syntex.
is essential.
Remember nouns, denote, a person, place, or thing.
Verbs denote action.
And adjectives, modify nouns.
If you have not captured this basic lesson,
You have no business,
Writing anything.
Nuff said.

12/9/10 Alton Texas

Comments about Check Your Spelling by Juan Olivarez

  • (12/9/2010 10:26:00 AM)

    Well said, learn grammar, then write. A poem without structure is just a jumble of half-expressed emotion. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 9, 2010

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 9, 2010

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