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October 05, 2011


But setting things right inside does not always get the well writ poet the attention he/she deserves. I believe it is the job of the modern poet to liberate the poem from the page. If we are focused only on books and publishing our work may never be seen by most. I so want to set things right inside, but I also want to impact others with the things I say. Finding different and creative ways to do this defines not the poet, but a life of being poetic. But this is just my opinion and I only learned about poetry in climbing tree.

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