New Poetry

Vintage Words


New poems come attached to eager

mentalities, desperate to write

the greatest verses ever set

to permanence.


You were there, dreaming fame,

wanting riches, and acclaim. Since

this new poetry phase, youinternalized

nine hundred million fine penned

letters arranged haphazard on

revised pages.


It was enough for you to declare

beyond doubt: "Fame is in the beholder 

and wealth emerges as art improves.

Acclaim is a Hollywood invention

fashioned to entice new authors to

give away their life's work.






Author's Notes/Comments: 

The scripra for The Terminator and Alien was used without permission the black female who wrote and copyrighted the screen plays. The settlement was in the millions - last I read, pending appeals. Undisclosed amount was used. - slc

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