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If you been a poet on Booksie since the Spring of 2011...you might be familiar with this famous battle between two poets. Striver7777 and Eileen McGuinness went through what I call "A poet's war" and this poem is about this famous battle that many of us still remember and lost two talented poets in the process. Enjoy!

Submitted:Mar 28, 2012    Reads: 36    Comments: 10    Likes: 4   

"Poet's War"

Poetic words put on display; for the entire world to see.
Audience comments on one's accomplishments and poetic works.
All in good fun without conflict.
But like a drug that makes you blind; all good is thrown out.
Great talents of two poets; unknown reasons turn against.
Misunderstanding turns to fighting words.
A mudslinging of slander and anger turns the platform to a war zone.
A poet's war has begun.
Everybody around stays neutral; attempting peace between,
A task proving impossible.
Fighting poets drag the neutrals in;
In hope lines will be drawn.
A failure on both parts; turning a platform into disarray.
Fighting poets' fans stand aside; reading the dirty laundry that appears.
Why can't we get along?
The slander stops; the words of fighting no more.
As the dust settles; no winners come out.
The images they once held; tarnished forever.
Fallen from grace by reasons few knows.
Was it worth it?
Are they proud for what they've done?
Never shall we know; for their existence is no more.
Two great talents; now gone by a foolish poet's war.


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