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Cynical plus My guts on display

I'm beginning a series of shareable Memes/Inspirational Author Quotes. I do hope you like them and can share them if you do. It all helps! 

The below poem was meant to close last year out.
Why I didn't post it I have no idea, but the sentiments remain. 

Spleen et idéal, by Carlos Schwabe, 1907

Write or Right

Write more from your life
He said
(Me to Me)
That’s what they want to hear
The ‘real’ truth
Beyond the poetry
Even if the words slice deeper
Than last minute surgery
Though haste often results
In a botch.

The guts of it
Is the genesis for yearning
Personal sacrifice irrelevant
Only intestines torn
And delivered
Is a worthwhile investment
Unless the folly of fashion
Frolics in the coloured pond
The dye of the ‘day’.

You’ll slip to the sidelines
With nothing substantial to cling to
As no one can shoulder sense

Against the Crowd of Now.

Anthony J. Langford  Ⓒ 2018

The poem speaks about writing from the heart and staying away from what's popular. I find a lot of poetry published today has the same type of technical approach. A certain way of phrasing. It's not for me. I generally like to make my poetry about emotion. And most of the time, I hope that it's accessible. Some like to re-edit until it's 'impressive.' Dress to impress. Some write to suit a particular publication, so it will be accepted. Fuck that. For me it's about rhythm and flow, emotion and irony. That's it. Keep it reasonably simple.

I hope you're well. Say hi if you wish. Have a good week. Keep smiling, even if you don't feel like it. You may just fool yourself.

Coming next,

A new Famous After Death, an artist you may not have heard of. He's certainly unique. Or was.


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