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Cliches Never End

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John Yaws
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0 posted 05-13-2000 11:14 AM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Sands through the hour glass-
Leaves on the wind…
Last summer’s flowers-
Cliches never end.

Words which we’ve coined…
And phrases we’ve used…
Fail to do justice-
To things which we lose.

Hearts that are broken-
The phrase sounds so trite,
Describing the agonies…
Felt in the night.

Forlorn, and lonely?
I view these with scorn-
When used to describe…
All the misery I’ve born.

Words are an avenue…
Conveying feeling…
The depth of emotion-
From view they are sealing.

Words, like a photograph-
In black and white.
Hide from our senses…
The pathos and fright.

Bear our hurt bravely.
“Acquit ye like men”-
No shortage of clamor-
Cliches never end.

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Denise
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1 posted 05-13-2000 11:21 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Sometimes those words that we are searching for hide so well, don't they? Sometimes cliches are the best we can do, I think, in conveying some feelings, just because they seem to say it so well, but are best avoided when writing, but that's not an easy task! Of course, this is another great poem!  

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2 posted 05-13-2000 12:30 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

The challenge with writing poetry is trying to avoid cliches, to say something new. I have words that I love, phrases that have been used in different ways in my poetry used in a new manner but in the end they become over used and cliched. They are very hard to avoid whether you use established ones or ones that you have created yourself. But there is certainity nothing cliched about your poem, great poem.  
 
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