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Saturday November 1st 2014

The Poems of Cory Allen

 

 

Maybe is a collection of poetry and illustrations brought to you by Cory Allen, born in Lawton, OK and Daniel Edwards.

 

According to Allen, his poetry is based on the conceptual development versus literary strength hoping to appeal to the MTV generation and reality television junkies; hoping to help the rebirth of poetry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

stopwatch

 

 

 

we don’t take time

 

the time

 

to prepare anything

 

for anything

 

because it’s inconvenient

 

so we have others

 

do the stuff

 

we don’t have time

 

the time for

 

and we spend time

 

more time

 

finding faster

 

a faster way

 

to make time

 

more time

 

that we don’t have

 

to offer

 

but at the end of it all

 

at the end of the day

 

everyday

 

we find that we never

 

never keep up with ourselves

 

and it becomes redundant

 

redundant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

starving artist

 

 

 

the economy has left me

 

with just enough

 

spare change

 

to coin a new word

 

or phrase

 

but

 

 

 

I’m saving it for

 

a wishing well

 

 

 

or just

 

a fountain

 

that is located

 

in a mall

 

where all the

 

big spenders

 

flaunt what they don’t have

 

 

 

or maybe

 

I’ll just return home

 

and save what sense (cents)

 

I have left

 

to create art

 

that none of us can afford.

 

 

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