Not Everybody Likes Poetry


Blank look

Dead eyes

Not impressed nor surprised


Flamboyant flare reveals a double rainbow

Spotted gazelle prances on a dewy field 

Zero fucks is what they give it, still


Dear Poet

Not everybody likes poetry

It’s a matter of their wiring


You’re okay

This truth is best to have been found 

Earth still spins us round and round 



© Candice Reineke 2021







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Candice Reineke

Fri 29th Oct 2021 18:15

I can relate, Jennifer! Thanks for the note 😊

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jennifer Malden

Fri 29th Oct 2021 11:40

NONE of my 'lot' understand or like poetry, except my father and my sister. My father took a book of poems with him to read even in the wartimes. Think that one needs time to read and understand poetry, and some people prefer playing with numbers rather than words. Playing cards for example. Liked this and thought it very original.

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Candice Reineke

Thu 28th Oct 2021 11:51

John, I hear you. And it's not always a “fault” that needs fixing but an endearing trait that we writers can laugh about 😊

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John Coopey

Wed 27th Oct 2021 11:39

It is a fault that we writers all take ourselves too seriously.

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Candice Reineke

Mon 25th Oct 2021 21:51

Thanks for your kind words, Saul 🙏🏽 I recited this poem to a loved who does not like poetry. They laughed, understanding they were my inspiration 😆

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Saul Bennett

Mon 25th Oct 2021 16:43

I like this poem and your other sampled work. It has vigour and is not dull like some poetry can be.

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