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by Chris Sorrenti

(response to J.D. Clay's Limerick challenge at Pathetic.org)

I sometimes share poems quite old
written when I was youthful and bold
after much fixing up
and sure they won't flop
on the Internet I give them their posting

where a certain English major named Dupré
puts me over his knee
says the young turk
for him these poems just don't work
though fails to offer any helpful suggestions

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Author's Note: Wasn’t long before Mr. Dupré was escorted off the site, as many including me complained about his snarky remarks. At one point, I did a Google search and discovered he has a degree in English Literature. As I recall he didn’t post any of his own poems, but was quick to tear apart others’ work. Troublemaker.

Posted on 03/19/2019
Copyright © 2022 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Glenn Currier on 03/19/19 at 03:27 PM

Sometimes degrees are deleterious to a degree it seems the cap, gown, and certificate holder buys a telescope and starts using it to see loses the ability to write freely and bolder become particularly adept at speaking in snark so much easier than personally and intimately connecting preferring critique than following a creative spark becoming an expert not from practice but from correcting.

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