Monday, November 22, 2010

Free Verse Poem

Free verse is considered to be modern American poetry. It can have any number of lines, and may or may not have rhyme or syllable pattern.

Example: by Frank G. Poe, Jr.

No Room For Hate
Not from east coast,
Not from the west coast,
Stuck in the middle
Not east side or west side,
Stuck with the poor folks,
In the lower middle class,
When we going to learn,
After the gun smoke,
After our farms, homes,
Foreclosed by banks,
When will we recognize
Poor folk is poor folk
Colors don’t matter
When you’re homeless,
Religious differences,
Don’t matter,
When you’re starving,
Killing for nothing,
Outlined in chalk,
Instead of using our mouth
We use gun play.

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