The 11th Rate Poets.
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The nice thing about 11th rate poets is that we are not embarassed.
We don't care whether we write good or bad; and nor does anyone else.
Prizes are out of the question. And ecstasy is out of reach.
We are inclined to temptation and to tempt others. And learn to dodge the swinging slap.
We breath deeply, smile into your blue eyes and say the first thing that comes into our minds.
And it shows.
We are tatty and we play at being sad but it's a sad smile breaking through, and before long you're smiling a bit too.
Our mothers don't approve of us, nor our sisters. And we rely on the kindness of dogs and coffee.
But our hearts beat strongly, and our hearts beat shyly, in the hope of writing some 11th rate poetry today.