Rate of decline

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Look… You can chat on Snap, Facebook, Insta n that
You can even post a status on Twitter; react!
Followers and likes; another part of the trap
Me; myself, i’d rather live life with human contact
Still; everyone wants to be famous
On platforms were people only shame us
Blame us for things that were never on their mind
It’s the kind of thing i’m seeing on social media all the time
Which is fine
I’ll shine
Through lyrics that describe
That paint a picture
It may be bleak
It’s the rate of our decline

©gretlfeesonpoetry

 

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First poems to be published

Hi there, hope all is well.

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A couple of weeks ago I got my poem cruelest accepted for publication by United press Ltd and another haiku one accepted for moments of inspiration. I was pleased and it came as a big surprise as I had forgot I had sent them away.

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Although they sent the proof back with a typo which was kinda funny.

It’s due out around christmas and the other one is around january I think. I get a free copy and apparently there’s a promo thing they do nearer the time so we shall see what that involves haha.

It’s an awesome end to my first year of poetry and gives me a motivational booster going into the second year.

Happy days!

Recent favourite poem

Though you are in your shining days,
Voices among the crowd
And new friends busy with your praise,
Be not unkind or proud,
But think about old friends the most:
Time’s bitter flood will rise,
Your beauty perish and be lost
For all eyes but these eyes.

Hi there.

The above poem is called ‘The Lover Pleads with His Friend for Old Friends’ by W. B. Yeats. It really is an act of genius, the title adds so much to the poem and I really love the last three lines. It’s also really cool the rythmn of it however i’m not sure I fully understand how meter works. As far as I understand it this would be iambic tetrameter followed by iambic trimeter with a rhyme scheme of ABABCDCD, is this correct? It can be very confusing.

 

Thanks! 🙂