Dear Ignorance

Dear Ignorance

Dear Ignorance,

Without going into detail
Without sounding feeble

We shall say the fact remains that
We are different people

You ignore my words as if my
Slang makes me less equal

So what makes you believe that I
Would give you a sequel

Goodbye, adieu, we live and die
Good day, I say, goodbye

Without sounding too contentious
You are too relentless

In your actions, deeds and thoughts
Your rationale is senseless

You raise flags of moral right
But only you bear witness

I will not bow, nor salute nor
Make your faults my mistress

Goodbye, adieu, we live and die
Good day, I say, goodbye

Without meaning to be vicious
You remain a blemish

Your perception and your premise
Predate modern vision

I don’t expect repentance
For you know not what you do

So I must make this decision
To go on without you

Goodbye, adieu, we live and die
Good day, I say, goodbye

This poem started as a challenge that I gave myself. I wanted to write some off-the-cuff poetry like I used to do. I gave myself 10 minutes but didn’t come up with much.

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I failed…but you can read what I came up with here: https://t.co/VxAT0MG7 #poetry


Failed. I gave myself 10 minutes and this is all I came up with :/ I think my off the cuff poetry days are close to over :))

Without going into too much detail
We shall say the fact remains that we are different people
You ignore my words as if my slang makes me less than equal
So why do you think that I would seek to produce a sequel?
Good bye, adieu, we live and die, good day, I say, good bye

Without sounding too pretentious
You are just too licentious, not in your deeds, but in your thoughts
You’re rationale is senseless
You raise a flag of moral right, but only you bear witness
I will not bow, nor salute nor make your faults my mistress
Yet you remain relentless
Good bye, adieu, we live and die, good day, I say, good bye

*Of course, the reason I don’t like to put out off the cuff poetry is because most of it just plain sucks (mines and others). And I also only gave myself 10 minutes. I like where I’m going. Maybe I’ll finish it up, clean it up, edit and reword and give you folks something later 🙂

So, just as I said I might; I cleaned it up, edited it, reworded it and gave it a title: Dear Ignorance.

I think it’s interesting that without having a plan of action in mind, I still created something that had a definite theme. The key was to try to chisel at those words until the shape of what I was trying to say really came out. I still consider Dear Ignorance unfinished, but I like what I did with the original text. I metered it out into iambic heptameter…which is something I almost do without thinking these days. I still think it needs help with the flow. For instance I can read it straight through the right way but others may stumble on the rhythm…which unfortunately means my metering is a little off. What do you think?

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