Long Tooth

Monkey Business - Poem by Long Tooth

Is free verse poetry or 'falutin name for prose?
In truth, perhaps, more saunter in the park?
A tawdry muse that's dressed in Sunday's store-bought clothes,
A mud locked boat aspires to be an ark,
An uncut diamond lacking heart or ring,
A song, perhaps, no troubadour can sing?

Not saying here that prose can never serve an end,
Not all (of value)shines the same as gold.
And time has proven lucky agate is a friend
If marble competition's all that's rolled,
If you've a 'thought' (you'd like to live in time) ,
You'll never do much better than a rhyme.

Ten thousand monkeys taught to type (if they are game) ,
Might write this poem (should bananas hold) ,
But I would argue long and hard it's not the same,
Before the verse gets found, might Hell be cold?
Their output also steeped in monkey dew:
I'm not that keen on any verse! Are you?

Long Tooth
April 20,2018

Topic(s) of this poem: poetry, writing

Form: Syllabic Verse

Comments about Monkey Business by Long Tooth

  • Hazel Durham (7/4/2018 8:22:00 AM)

    Sassy, original from a very creative and intelligent mind, I love this very entertaining and superb write! (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (4/21/2018 1:24:00 AM)

    Dear poet, such an interesting poem👍👍👍 (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 20, 2018

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 5, 2018

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