Worthless Poets

by Michael D Nalley   Jun 19, 2009

Some say poets are a dime a dozen
because they let their minds go free.
Many poets write what they feel,
others may write what they see.

A picture is worth a thousand words,
so what is a single word worth?
Would not the sun, yet shine,
if no creature lived on earth?

If for every dozen words written
no one would pay a dime,
I believe that our pens would still
bleed with endless rhythm and rhyme.

After all is said and done...
relying on love without fail
we may learn to live as one,
but the devil is in the detail.

Worthy poets and a worthy soul
may only exist in the arts;
Beauty created to extol
and glorify worthy hearts.


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  • 4 years ago

    by LoneWolf

    This poem has such awesome word choice! I to well describes the importance of a poets words to ourselves!

  • 6 years ago

    by christopher

    I don' t know what you are trying to prove are you a poet or a I.T expert you are very shallow in the words you use and there is no meaning or substance to this poem only a type of blandness.

  • 7 years ago

    by Burning Angel

    I like this :P it is really good

  • 7 years ago

    by Brittany Ottmo

    Wow, you worte this out really well! i love how you made the reader think about us poets behind the poems. and i loved it when you said
    "A picture is worth a thousand words,
    so what is a single word worth?"

    it is so true, i never would have thought of it like that until now..
    Good job!! 5/5

  • 9 years ago

    by Not Enough

    Job well done. Though it seems a little childish. Nice rhyme scheme though.

    Soda. E>

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