Day 27 #NaPoWriMo

And now for our (optional) prompt. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem in the form of a review. But not a review of a book or a movie of a restaurant. Instead, I challenge you to write a poetic review of something that isn’t normally reviewed. For example, your mother-in-law, the moon, or the year 2020 (I think many of us have some thoughts on that one!)

Revealing the reviewers

27 April 20


You make pithy comments on my work so you can get paid

I make the subject material that puts food on your plate

You’ve trained your readers to look upon us with a smirk

I’ve trained my eye to observe the greatest arts work

You say you’re doing a service to educate the public and keep away the frauds

This is your mirror start from there and say no more

If you dont understand a piece, ask

I thought you were learned and sought to illuminate

If the piece isn’t for you then say nothing

Trust your readers taste, because they might find its for them

Did you really go to the opening

Or was it you had a date and were to cheap to spring for a typical dinner and movie

Did your date not put out that night

And that is why I am slammed

If your date could rate your performance would she be kind enough to give you a star and a half, or would she write in the women’s bathroom of every bar you frequent in paint marker the actual size of your manhood

You study the artist, we study the art

You rail against us when we question your “authority” so the challenge is thrown

Pick up the brush, let us see what you really know.

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