Backyard Poetry

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BACKYARD POETRY

I despise the
poetry
of exclusion.

It’s a stuffy affair
with hearts
bare,
stale,
and
devoid of any real compassion
and passion.

Because many of America’s greatest poets
have never composed a single word of poetry.

They
create stirring stanzas
with their
lips and tender kisses,
fingers and caresses,
wild crazy loves
and
adventurous lusts.

They compose poetry
in a tender way they
raise their children,
love their families
and reach out
to the wayward,
broken,
and
forsaken
among us.

They are the living embodiment
of poetry
with acts of loyalty
friendship,
hope,
love
and betrayal.

Broken
wild
verses of
poetry
burst forth
at
backyard barbecues,
family gatherings,
drunken bashes,
holiday celebrations,
in bars,
restaurants,
cafes,
and
coffee shops.

Poetry is heard everywhere
and anywhere where people talk honestly
about their lives.

Their life verses
go many times unheard,
unrecognized
even to themselves.

Poetry burns brightly
in their eyes
revealing
unspoken dreams
not yet realized.

George Pappas
Copyright 2016

 


 

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About gmpwrite

My real passion is writing and exploring life as a novelist, poet, and lyricist. My novels MONOGAMY SUCKS, sequel RELATIONSHIPS SUCK, DEAR HEF, YOUNG, HORNY & MORMON, LETTERS FROM CYBERSPACE, and poetry collections BACKYARD POETRY, THE HOLLYWOOD HOMELESS are available on Amazon and Smashwords. Working on launching short story SWINGING WITH THE SUPERNATURAL as a novella just in time for Halloween 2017. View all posts by gmpwrite

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