Saturday, July 16, 2016

Poetry; What Do You Look For In A Poem?

Poetry is a craft, as well as an art, and the skills required are demanding. Does it have to make sense? Maybe, but not always and not to every reader. 

© Refrains, Trains, and Blood Stains

Power-drunken swain;
No more dirty martinis.
No praise for burning bridges.
No lingering of warring breaths.

Duplicitous thoughts are
Transported from damning platforms
To complicity to brain enemas and keep
Chugging like an iron commuter.

Fragile viles discolored by
Hyperbolic rhetoric blacken souls.
Drained life juices soil terra firma.
Liquid words smudged across walls.

Mimi Wolske
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  1. Well done. Appreciate you sharing.

    1. I'm late with my thanks but I sincerely appreciate the time you take to read and comment on my poetry.