Sidi J. Mahtrow
Poet Laureates - Poem by Sidi J. Mahtrow
No caps here for the intent
Is to diminish the title; time well spent,
For the laureates that abound
Are for the most part hide-bound.
Which is to say that they think
That with their title, (heaven sent?)
They have the authority to impose
On readers (who should hold their nose.)
The drivel they produce
Is fit only for paper under the bird-in-cage's roost.
And with self righteous stance they appear
To express opinions, that one need not hear.
Such it is with the poet laureates, so bold
From Pennsylvania and Nebraska, (both rather old)
That they critique the writings of others
Without a glance backward, over their shoulders.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
Read poetry by Hughes and Becker, and enjoy if you like. The reader is the best judge, in his or her own mind, what is poetry and that which is not. If not, then it's prose although it may mascarade as poetry by having rhythm.
Just my humble opinion.
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