I'm trying to keep this community alive here.. kind of.. sort of. I guess the only way to do that is to keep posting more poetry. Wahoo!
The Camera Man and His Love Affair
It is known that clockwork can and will tick fowards or backwards To either confuse the mind or Set the wrinkles deeper Though a passing second may dim the edges and Splinter greasy relics But a moment lost cannot congeal and cling As if to mute the patterns upon the paper
The dust comes with the territory Like a parisite, it will clutch to keepsakes misplaced or Misinterpreted Such as the dirty little photograph When souls were captured in the midst of squalor Yet everybody smiled
Teeth were bared while rotting in gums After tongues were bitten in awe of A moment to preserve in time Mouths grinned naked, barren Living legends of dirt and honor But they presented themselves to the lenses And though their faces were stained The flash bleached their imperfections
Today the grime can still be felt Through the perforations in the folded cardboard The blood, the mess, and the mud Warped with age, lying statically as a backdrop Holding dearly and closely to the three women Aware but momentarily apathetic To everyone but The camera man
It has been two weeks since i posted three poems in this community, and i have received only two comments, both of which i am grateful for.
However, i was under the impression that this is a poetry rating community with a stamping system. It is impossible to foster a sense of community when members are shut out of the entire process until they are "stamped," and then not stamp any new members for weeks on end. It is impossible to be rated when there are so few active raters. It is a vicious cycle.
I am not stamped yet, so i am breaking the rules by posting this at all, but this is something that seriously needs to be addressed if this community is going to thrive.
I think the rules need to be rethought and revamped if poetryreview is expected to survive.
May. 3rd, 2004 @ 04:29 pm