Please excuse the comma splices, tense changes, verbosity, etc. I was just a youngin' and now I realize the error of my grammatical ways. Plus, I preferred the flowery and descriptive writing styles of the early 19th century and beyond rather than the short, journalistic post-Hemingway-style of writing. I love intense imagery and descriptions in general. Still deciding whether I should edit my old poetry for grammar mistakes or take the Beatnik approach and fuck it.

Disclaimer: I only wrote/write on bad days. Grand days have never inspired me enough to write as I've always used writing as an outlet. A majority of my poetry is angsty, dark humored, or depressing, however, I don't have depression, and I'm not self-destructive or suicidal by any means. My writing is mostly a tenfold representation of the kind of day I was having at the time. Embellishing the realities of my bad days on paper helped turn them into good days. Not sticking my head into an oven anytime soon (or ever, actually). :P +10 points if you got the reference.

Thanks for reading! Feel free to comment

Thursday, April 5, 2007

The Meaning of Poetry

Poetry is a sandcastle, being washed away by the sea.

Poetry is a way to get out, for people just like me.

Poetry is silence, when no one will listen.

Poetry is sadness, when tears make eyes glisten.

Poetry is laughter, when you are in the mood.

Poetry is a weapon, when you get yourself in a feud.

Poetry is guidance, when you need to find the way.

Poetry is a voice, when you can't find something to say.

Poetry is anger, when you need to yell.


Copyright © 2007


Anonymous said...

Very nice. So if I read that correctly, you're saying that there's poetry in every aspect of life? Whether good or bad.. there can be poetry in everything?

Mariah said...

Yes, Exactly.

And the meaning by "Poetry is like a sandcastle, being washed away by the sea." Means that everytime you write a poem, it gets "washed away", or you're done with it. So, once you're done writing a poem, you must "build another sandcastle", or write another poem. Again, and again...

Anonymous said...

Ah but that suggests that one day we will be too old to write poetry. I certainly haven't built a sandcastle in many years. It's a nice metaphor but it's not completely acurate. In general though, the poem is well written and your message is good but the rhythm is a little off in places.