Poetry by JD DeHart: Stuffed with Poets

Stuffed with Poets

We are no longer

accepting unsolicited manuscripts.

We charge a $3 submission fee.

We receive 500 poems per year

and accept 5.

 

Apparently, the world is stuffed

with poets.  People who will scribble

verses for pennies or less.

Voices roaming freely, being shot

down constantly like doves.

 

So, the question becomes, do we put

down the pen and no longer try, or

go on dodging contraries?

 

The answer is always the same.

 

 

JD DeHart

JD DeHart is a writer and teacher. He blogs at dehartreadingandlitresources.blogspot.com and publishes poems at onpossibilitypoems.blogspot.com.

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