When Poetry Fails

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“When Poetry Fails”

A crisp couplet
or fine internal rhyme

cannot conquer a cobra
nor can it fill a dry well

nor sing praise when dirges
reign in the heat of pain,

Rejoicing while your brother cries
is like pouring salt into his wounds.

A lighten strike into his soul.

I distrust my muse. Today
a poem will not satisfy.

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One thought on “When Poetry Fails

  1. I can really relate, I posted a really wild Skeltonic Rap poem on Poetic Bloomings and still felt less than satisfied !!! At least it was good enough for one amazing comment !!

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