am I hearing what I am hearing?



Eulogies, some uncalled-for,
heightened a fool’s swagger.
Idioms like daggers
thrown wildly through minds’ battle,
 without savvy.
Tongues pronounced fallicies for oblivious entities;
to ensure association in a tight huddle.
Reside in your conviction, sojourn in time’s passion.
Imprudence embraced ignorance, by judging herself.
Ears cocked to hear exaltations
 and silly lips pay tributes to utterance’s deceptions
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 414
Words 57
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 11

Earle Francis Brown

I was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica. I was told that I can write, so I wrote and continues to write. I am currently living in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. I enjoy reading "real" poetry. My favorite books are the Pslams, Proverbs and Songs of Solomon.Poetry is not just vocabulary, and use of metaphors and formats. Don't be tricked. Poetry should speak life. I love a poem that tells a story. The most memorable poems are the ones that tell someone's story. I don't care about ratings; the truth is always hated. People are people where-ever we go. more…

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