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The WARHOL POETS

The WARHOL POETS

It is funny
how
The newest
Members
Of a group
Gets
All
The attention

It is like
EMILY DICKINSONS'
and
EDGAR ALLEN POE's
Have suddenly
been
Discovered
In our
Mist

I haveĀ 
Read
The new
Ink
Some
Good
Some
Bad
Most
Somewhere
In
Between

I then
Read some
Of the recent
Work
of theĀ 
Old Timers

Most have
Evolved
Some
Have become
Brilliant
None
Have been
Recognized

It is sad
When
Art
Is ignored
Over
Political
And
Pure businessĀ 
Agendas

It kinda
Places
The Walt Whitmans among us into
aĀ Ā Campbell's Soup can
Designed
By a LSDĀ 
Induced
ANDY WARHOL......

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lodigiana

I understand exactly what you are saying and have often thought this myself..I wondered if it was Ā just me Ā that had that perception but am relieved you,and probably others see it also. I think you have brilliantly expressed this in your piece..something I have wanted to do...but could never find quite the right words or tone..very well done Greg and thanks so much for sharing this with us. Ā Lodigiana x
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Cherie Leigh

I totally agree.....The best poets are never nominated in the contest at all..but mostly the new people get recognized....and so many really good poems are ignored.Ā  The contest used to mean something a few years ago, when it was truly about picking the best poems and the winners were respected for their great contributions. There are some long tie poets on here who really care about improving and being the best they can be...but are not acknowledged. I hope many will read this on the administration team and see how unfair the nominations are. I think all poets should have a a chance to vote each month on their favorite poems.Ā  xo ;)

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Icarus Flocke

LOL!!

nobody (myself included) could've said it better than That
Greg!

I 100% agree, and think that consumerist assholes have turned much
of art into mass-produced drivel which damn near ALWAYS targets
theĀ  easiest , andĀ  most prevalent subject matters. ( rather than things
of genuine importance, which challenge the current status quo'sĀ 
conceptions.)

your Laconic Style is completely new, original.
and INSPIRING.

cant wait to read more;
Ā 

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Marion Price

Ha ha..just made me laugh Greg, lol...i.agree šŸ˜†

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