Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TIMM Tag of the Week, Vol 17

Tag: poetic narrative

Just because I'm more of a poet than a prosaic storyteller doesn't mean I can't do a decent job of telling a story, especially in verse, where I find myself uniquely qualified. Stories in verse have their own challenges, chief among them is to keep with the set form of the poem (if there is any); it doesn't do you piece any good if the crux or the punchline is too long, too short, or betrays the meter or the rhyme scheme.

And sometimes, the hardest part is simply knowing when to stop.

Featured Pieces:
"Try Hard Not To Die," Friday, May 17, 2013
 This poem describes the length one goes to protect oneself, all the armament that one can secrete around the body. But all those weapons add up to naught when you are your own worst enemy.

"Success and Death Are The Only Antidotes," Monday, April 15, 2013
It's been said that only crazy people try to change the world. I, unfortunately, am one of them, as is illustrated in the last line.

"Unremarkable," Friday, September 21, 2012
Some people have a gift, a degree of ability in one facet of their lives that sets them apart or ahead of the rest of us. The rest of us have to work at it. No, I'm not one of the lucky ones, though some may claim otherwise when they look at my skill with words, but all that is is endless hard work, constant practice, nothing more.

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