The Inefficiency of Poetry by: Michael Marrotti

“The Inefficiency Of Poetry”

world is spinning
out of control
there’s not
a poet alive
who can do
a thing about it

We keep
these little word’s
thinking it’s gonna
make a difference

The system won
all you need is love
tell that to
John Lennon
if you believe
in the second

Still I waste
my time
with this
dying art form
ripping holes
in my flesh
to expose this
sentimental blood

There’s a point
at the bottom
of this pen
I can’t say
the same
for this
inefficient poem

  Michael Marrotti is an author from Pittsburgh using words instead of violence to mitigate the suffering of life in a callous world of redundancy. His primary goal is to help other people. He considers poetry to be a form of philanthropy. When he’s not writing, he’s volunteering at the Light Of Life homeless shelter on a weekly basis. If you appreciate the man’s work, please check out his for his latest poetry and short stories.

 Feature pics provided by:

Yans Hapins ©2016 “Untitiled Mug Shot”

Johan Trojer Tirol ©2016 “Looking Up! Monkeyland in Plettenberg Bay South Africa.”

Feature compiled by RJ Wagg.

2 thoughts on “The Inefficiency of Poetry by: Michael Marrotti

  1. Some use words
    screaming expletives
    others shields
    of public accomplishment
    raining sweat
    raining saliva
    raining sperm
    pouring the doodads
    of life’s little dramas
    into buttercups
    in the fields of hogwash
    wherever they go
    Just endeavor
    Just endure
    the future is only worse
    for the depressive
    of men moaning
    injustice as a leap
    of faith
    a jump into sawdust
    and rough rubble
    they will suffer this
    self made fate—-


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