poetry critical

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Random Poem:

allen ginsberg was a buddhist

he said so himself, and if you don't believe me -
just go read his poetry,
or pottery, or whatever.
i'm not from the sixties or a beat poet,
or much of a poet at all if i had to be honest,
but i guess i still have something in common with him;
i'm a buddhist, too.
figured that if old ginsberg could
be gay and write with ampersands,
then maybe i'm not doing so bad, either.
at the temple tonight,
i thought about resolutions -
laughed with my brother when he joked that
"stop being gay"
should be one.
that's what really started this ramble;
i was in the temple and ginsberg was gay,
and my brother's joke pretty much kick started this whole poetry business again.
"allen ginsberg was a buddhist"
was as good a line as any to start a poem,
but here i am at the end with
nothing much else to say but
"allen ginsberg was a buddhist".
i don't think he was ever much good with resolutions, either.

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