Who Reads Poetry?
Poetry by Marla Deaton

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Who Reads Poetry?
Poetry by Marla Deaton
Audio Produced by Mark Edgemon
Narrated by Annette Morrison

Poets get lost in the mix.

Novelists make millions.
Singers are adored.
Rock stars are treated as gods.

Movie stars get featured in Vogue magazine,
But who reads poetry anymore?

They pour out their soul
In this lost art form
And scarcely get a pat on the back.

They bring into life
Raw human emotion
That most of us tuck deep inside.

Poets get lost in the mix.

They may chance be studied
Like Dickinson and Thoreau
By students, long after they’re gone.

But who reads poetry anymore?

Artists are gratified
With self expression
And paintings that hang on the wall.

While poets dive in
To the core of their soul
Just to touch that beyond the door.

So maybe it doesn’t matter
Who reads poetry anymore.

Copyright © 2008 Marla Deaton