Every Day

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I watch every day what you are doing as a society. While you sit by and watch your Constitution being torn away from you, you willfully eat poisoned food, buy manufactured products no one needs and turn an uncaring eye away from millions of people suffering and dying all around you … Perhaps I should let you all in on a little secret. No one likes you in the future. This time period is looked at as being full of lazy, self-centered, civic-ally ignorant sheep. Perhaps you should be less concerned about me and more concerned about that.

 

~ John Titor, Presumed Time Traveler November 21, 2000

In The Dysfunctional Poetry Super Market

In The Dysfunctional Poetry Super Market

Oh what fresh
New hell
Is this?

Looking at the expiration date I
Pick it up and then just as quickly
Put it back upon the shelf,
Leave it for some other poor
Bastard to find.

Besides, I’ve already got a poem
Just like it

At home.

 

 

~ R.M. Engelhardt

WHAT IS POETRY? POETRY IS YOU

RM Engelhardt

Poetry is much much more than all of the definitions, theories or explanations that you read or hear about everyday. Poetry is not just a form, a quote or one or two popular poets or pop stars  in the media. Poetry is not hip hop or gangsta rap, slam or new formalism, gay or straight, white or black, dead or alive. Poetry does not belong either to the streets or the academics.

Poetry is not always a love song. Poetry is not always about the rain or nature, mountains or castles. Poetry is neither happy nor depressed, a villain or a hero, a lover or a friend.

Poetry is merely poetry for poetry’s sake. But the words are sacred, something sacred which we share.

Poetry is a state of consciousness and the mind.

Poetry is all of history and is the history of being.

Poetry is all of us

Poetry is you.

 

~ R.M. ENGELHARDT, 2015

New Poems In The Fractured Nuance #1

Two More Of My New Poems ‘The Waiting’ and ‘Underground’ will be featured in issue #1 Of The Fractured Nuance Out Of The UK.

Check It Out:

The Fractured Nuance issue #1 (UK ORDERS ONLY) 

£2.50
Creative writing from:

Christopher Barnes
Krishan Coupland
R.M. Engelhardt
Christopher Evans
Megan MacAlpin
Matthew Walsh
Patricia Walsh

~ R.M.

The Fractured Nuance issue #1