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The Essence of Poetry

Sun Ra 

Poetry, the written art of rhythmical composition
 I'm a versatile writer, just look at my transitions
My poetry is beautiful celestial manifestation
 From quick, killer rhyme schemes to precise alliteration


 The words paint a picture so perfectly clear, it's an expedition of wordplay
 And it feels so good as an artist to be able to relay,
 All the ideologies and philosophies that you want to say.
 And to be able to do it in your own unique way

 I could make a comparison to a power figure or a place with a timed simile
A relation like that could be directly attributed to your poem's imagery
Vividly, you can delve deeper into your writing's core, with a metaphor
Combine with a classical creative poem, a story, or a piece of lore
Allude to your allusion, do it addictively, the readers will want more
So, tip your pen back till the ink drips, let the emotion just pour

 By: ©William J Dorsey Jr. (Copyright) November 2, 2013
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Submitted on May 15, 2014

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