~by Gerry Spoor
Some poems disappear when critics advise;
"They should vanish before they are noted",
and impassioned poets quickly surmise,
that their verses will seldom be quoted
Though most labor on, and never give in,
to the fashionable trends of the day
They'll wear thicker skins, since critic's akin,
label everything "trite, and cliche"
A poet must learn, that all his concerns
are not shared by the prosaic masses
Like Byron, or Burns, they'll often take turns
finding solace in whiskey filled glasses
Just so it is said, by masters now dead;
"Poetry written will soon be unread"
This is one of my favorite poems. The author is not me, but rather Gerry Spoor.
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