Pointless Prose

What is the point of poetry I cannot see the point myself

It will not make you rich it is not good for your health

It is not a sport it is not taught in schools*

Only idiots write it that’s dreamers and fools

It is all meaningless words and flowery speech

About the birds and the buttercups so what does it teach?

Nobody knows as no ones quite sure

What the words of the poet really are for

Most are content to watch football instead

And forget the poor poet until he is dead

But maybe one day they will pick up his book

And take a long lingering curious look

Then they will gladly put it back on the shelf

After all what is poetry it is not good for your health…

{* Poetry is not taught as a separate subject}