This is a continuation of the Pit’s poetry thread which has become more of a debate between Poets and free verse vs. metered/rhymed poetry.
I hold that poetry is essential to humanity. Anything that can enable us to communicate our inner thoughts without harming those around us can’t be bad. Free verse is especially powerful because if our thoughts are not bound by tradition and form why should our words be?
This is also an attempt to invite all lurking poets to share one poem. There will be no criticism unless you specifically request a critique, although I can guarantee you’ll get positive feedback without even asking. If anyone is interested in turning it into a contest. . .speak up!
Hell is Other People.