Thursday, February 21, 2013

Harder than a song

there's no music to cover mistakes
in the meaning that poetry makes
no chords to evoke high emotion
no notes to disguise punctuation
or distract from the words you got wrong
every word it contains must belong

a song can be hummed under breath
or played and repeated to death
in lyrics your rhyme can be lazy
yet a poem will fail if it's hazy
a song may move crowds in the night
but a poem is hardest to write

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