What Is Poetry To You?

Ever ask yourself, what do you write poetry for?
Is it passion or is it a mere cure for your bore?

Do you write in a way so others can relate?
Or simply drafting lines on subjects to contemplate?

Constructing our issues through pompous language
Faking pretence to hide this huge emotional baggage

People are amazed by that consistent literal flow
Metaphors and rhymes always make them go whoa

But these rhythmic lines and patterns are lame
I’ve felt more sensation in a burning yellow flame

Structures and patterns are made to please people
Constituted by teachers who’re mindlessly feeble

Fed by the acquisition of this false knowledge
We’ve thrown our pure intentions over the ledge

Like a ship that’s anchored to this sea of perfection
We try to seek for almost everyone’s validation

We try so hard to propagate words from feeling
Till we completely lose that one true meaning

Wake up friends it is time for a change
Throw away the normal and embrace the strange

Let’s sharpen our swords and rise for a revolt
For poetry isn’t just a mere aimless bolt

From all nooks and crannies we gather our troops
Together we will march towards life’s fiery hoops

You can act as a slueth that preaches the truth
Or simply narrate tales of your wasted love and youth

These tattered sentences aren’t made to impress
But to serve as a mark of our social and moral transgress

Write in a way that it makes your blood boil
Only turning cold once you’re six feet beneath the soil

Global or personal it doesn’t matter what we preach
As long as it is a dream that’s within our reach

You can be whatever, a lover or a fighter
Your preferences don’t matter cause we all matter

We don’t have to be as saintly as the priests and prophets
We only want to be recognized as writers, as poets

So ask yourself again, now that we’re through
What is even poetry to you?

– ai

ride trains, drink coffee, cry at balconies
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