#1
This is derived from a free writing exercise I did...
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"The Boy from Stratford"

If Shakespeare were alive today,
he would have his hair in his eyes,
and he'd be friends
with Andy Warhol.
His friends would tell him,
to make a pornographic, art film.
He would reject the idea,
"Porn is dead," he would say.
Then somebody in the audience
would clap.

The same musings that went into
"Romeo and Juliet",
can be found in the lyrics of
a no-name musician
who does gigs
that pay 15 dollars,
and allow --
(a well evaluated)
twenty-seven to thirty minutes,
to properly dictate
his or her train of thought.

Yet, there is a boy from Stratford,
whose name is still unknown.
That particular boy will
transcribe his thoughts
in Comedy's and Tragedy's.
Then, through some kind of
anachronism,
he will be known
throughout Europe,
simply as, Shakespeare.

It bewilders me
to actually believe that
in a time of no radio
or television,
a man could convince
people
at the other end of Europe
to read his meditations
on Caesar,
and stay modest.

Then a boy who has the audacity
to think,
that point A and point B,
didn't correlate properly,
will be criticized,
for disrespecting a literary
figure.
In a stream
of conscientiousness,
his next thought would entail
something like --
"**** you".
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#3
This is excellent.


Quote by jstarbob

Then a boy who has the audacity
to think,
that point A and point B,
didn't correlate properly,
will be criticized,
for disrespecting a literary
figure.
In a stream
of conscientiousness,
his next thought would entail
something like --
"**** you".


I especially liked this. I interpret it as a society rejecting someone because they think differently.

Overall, a very well done piece.

EDIT: I can't really crit much now. I'll try and do a better job later when my mind is fresh.
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Last edited by El Peppers at Mar 13, 2009,
#4
I don't write poetry as a rule. I usually do lyrics, but I was reading a lot of poetry at the time and though I'd have a go at it.

This isn't the first poem I have done, though. Just something I felt like sharing.

Thanks.
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#5
I think that the idea and the content was good, but it could be phrased better. Although, that's probably just a matter of taste.
#6
Awesome idea.

You kept it simple and interesting.
I don't have anything bad to say about that other than amazing job, man.

Crit mine if you feel like it, it's still on the first page "In The Hill (the old wrinkled house)"

Keep writing, cheers.
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Last edited by MegaShreeder at Mar 14, 2009,