No One Reads Poetry


No one reads poetry,

lest the poet be dead.


Somewhere or someplace,

I heard that once said.


This poem’s a short one.


It’s not very long.


By the time you are here,

it’s done!


And I’m gone.




[Revised 03 March 2012]

©Marvin Loyd Welborn 2011


  1. Well, I read your poem
    and you are not dead
    so it disproves your theory
    so, just put it to bed.

    Keep writing your poems
    be they long or short
    and when asked why you write them
    just give a smile and a snort.


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