Poetry Is…

They told me to clean up
my poems some and then they
might be interested in reading them.
But what good is a poem
that’s been scrubbed of its meaning?
A poem should be bold like two lovers
fucking in the park after midnight. It
should be as profound as death when
it appears suddenly, leaving behind
no explanations. Poetry is using to
commit murder in the first degree,
leaving behind corpses and ghosts
in the place of our former selves.
Poetry, like love, is never clean, never simple.
So when they told me they’d only read
my words if I cleaned them up some,
I took a long gulp from my beer can,
took a hit from my Cuban cigar and
gave them the simplest words I know:
“Fuck you!”

Peace & Love,
Rosalind

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About Rosalind Guy

I'm broken & my soul is weary/ my weary soul rebels, fights/ anything & anyone who tries to heal me/I beat my head against a wall of memories/ trying hard to break free from the chain of memories/ I can only be free by saying it so/ i weave a necklace from words and finally/ I find freedom/ free free free. As you can see, words are powerful to me. As Maya Angelou said, words are wallpaper of the soul. I have lots of nightmarish memories that threaten to break me, but I learned a long time ago about the power of words. They can be used to heal and destroy anything that threatens to destroy the person. Words coupled with love have the power to save and heal. I am author of three books: Skinny Dipping in the Pool of Womanhood, Tattered Butterfly Wings, and Blues of a Love Junkie. I am a high school English teacher. I am a former reporter. I am a mother. I am a woman. I am a fierce advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves, those who's voices go unheard. Check out my Amazon author page at the following link: http://www.amazon.com/Rosalind-Guy/e/B00BGH5F88/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1432491754&sr=8-1.
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One Response to Poetry Is…

  1. Ha! Loved this, striking but with good reason 🙂

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