Neville

How to Sell Newspapers

How to Sell Newspapers

 

She had once been very pretty

If not beautiful ……………………..

Although face-down like some

discarded doll like that

and on wasteland too she was

anything but ………………………..

…………………………………………….

Her peppermint purse was full

fit to burst

when they found her there …….

While her pockets were

crammed with pertinent verse ..

………………………………………………..

And all the newspaper guys and

the media freaks call it poetry …...

But Steve always said

its them bodies on slabs makes

the money mate ……………………...

While poets are starving in droves

………………………………..................

Comments8

  • Suresh

    No, but you surely know how to make it sound poetic.

    • Neville



      .............. Thanks are clearly in order and given unreservedly, many of them my friend .... Neville

    • dusk arising

      I was expecting something far more political after reading the title of your post..... print something which will have a negative effect on the wellbeing of society sells newspapers LOL.

      Starving in droves Neville.... which person ever became wealthy purely from writing poetry? Songwriters yes, but poets?

      Poetic justice... a strange phrase.

      I'm confused about how to react to your post today. I feel that it contains some sadness of the passing of an angel, in the eyes of those who looked upon her, and the dirt on the spades of those who do nothing but dig for dirt to delight a sub editor.

      • Neville



        I always appreciate your visits DA and your oft far too generous review comments .. today is no exception .. I am not sure where poetic justice came from .. but your summing up & concluding remark was certainly not a million miles off target ..

        Neville

      • Poetic Dan

        Not sure what to say but I felt the grip of life on the last part.... Great write

        • Neville



          Thank you Dan my very dear friend Steve Morgan the international clinical risk Tsar and his references to bodies on slabs etc etc was the inspiration for this scribble with dots ....

        • Goldfinch60

          I write poetry for my own pleasure and if others like it I am pleased, I think there are many like me and we will never make money from it. Good words Neville.

          Andy

          • Neville



            ............................................................... Likewise Andy ... and thank you my friend .. Neville

          • orchidee

            Good write N.

            • Neville



              .............................. Yes, I'm tired too Orchidee, thanks .. see ya n the morning ....

            • Robert Haigh

              If you want to get rich pick something other than writing poetry to do. I think we all know that. But most of us write because we want to, of course. Speaking for myself, about one third of all my poems are never seen by anyone but me. So in the end I write for me, I guess, and I'm OK with that. Keep writing Neville!

              • Neville



                ........................................ Absolutely & in all respects .. thank you Robert ..

              • RDS

                Why not beautiful? I guess the mind of a narrator asks no questions, just reflects what is and what happened.
                Poor old Steve, if a poet has never starved themselves to be truly hungry, can they ever claim to be a poet? If a poet hasn't tried living on fresh air and water I'd wonder how imaginative they are...
                Sadly it is probably true as publishers would bid to sell the sansational find rather than poetic content. A real quirky good 'un Neville.
                J

                • Neville



                  .............. thank you for considering these words RDS .. your opinion & views are much appreciated and very close to the mark ...

                  Neville

                • L. B. Mek

                  Undeniably Brilliant!
                  such a delectably versed spectrum of layered insightful commentary, highlighting those widely varying corrosive aspects within our society

                  • Neville



                    ........ there is often more to this art form of ours than meets the eye isn't there .. thank you so much for reading between the lines and beyond them ...........



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