My Opinion

by Gary R Priester   Oct 15, 2013

Some poets
Have lost their way
Their poems twist and turn
Till we do not know
What they try to say
We search for meaning
On each line of the page
Till the pleasure of verse
Fades away
Please poet
listen to what I say
Write your feelings, thoughts and stories
In a simpler way
Poetry should flow
From the words upon each page
To paint pictures
In our minds and hearts
With the power they convey
Do not write as if speaking
To your peers from a stage
Write to the common man
Who simply picks up the page

Tired of being confused by overly complex poems
G R Priester


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  • 5 years ago

    by WW

    This makes me consider a whole lot about my own poetry, especially the stage part. I'm real happy I came across this. Been having writers block lately, this just might be why. Thank you. 5/5

  • 6 years ago

    by Tammy R Carllile

    You made sense of poetry. Thankyou

  • 6 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    :) I agree with you. I also like how you have penned your thoughts poetically with rhymes without making it sound harsh.

    Write to the common man
    Who simply picks up the page

    ^^You have done this very well!

    • 6 years ago

      by Gary R Priester

      Thank you for your kind words and encouragement

      I teach shop classes at a high school and during down time I routinely read poetry to my students. Complex poems turn off students and they seldom understand the authors meaning or intent. However, poetry that flows and paints pictures in their minds always leaves them asking for more.

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