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The 11th Rate Poets.


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.

Victor.





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by shortus

well read?
You need to read more bad poetry if you think this is 11th rate.

( Posted by: Georgie [Member] On: December 26, 2004 )

Bravo
True art is that which creates resonance and visceral response. I loved this piece, and having known many truly 11th rate poets, understand it.

Excellent work.

( Posted by: WFDV [Member] On: December 26, 2004 )

The 11th Rate Poet
Hi Victor, I haven't been here for awhile to read or to write.I really like your writing and what you had to say. I found it bringing a smile and could also relate to the kindness of dogs and coffee. I enjoyed this very much.Maybe that makes me a 11 Rate Poet.haha. My Best..Lorraine

( Posted by: Lorraine [Member] On: December 27, 2004 )





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