Well I didn’t purposefully write the piece “Harrowing Efforts” with such negative intentions. Though I suppose your description is correct. It is a parody of some of the works I’ve seen on this site, however, before that it is just my turn at experimenting with the writing style.
A friend had explained that they wrote poetry to “play with words”. And so, at its core, this is my attempt at playing with words. Truthfully, most people probably write a story with a greater message, yet I live a rather shallow life and so I wrote this instead. Anyone who knows me offline would hopefully chuckle at the sub-par description of my failure to wear pants probably. So I guess the second goal would be to make them laugh and smile. All in all, it wasn’t written from a place a negativity, rather it was written in whimsy.
Whether or not this should be called poetry, is something I’m still exploring. When does something change from a collection of words, to poetry? Is it about the meter I use, the message I place, or is simply the intention enough? When I write a haiku is it the tradition behind it that gives it the status poetry? I put more effort into this piece and derived more joy from it then I did any of my haikus. If this work is a parody what stops it from also being a poem? Can I have done both? Are the mutually exclusive? I’m still filled with questions on this art, and am trying to explore the voice inside of me that is birthed when Thalia comes and sorts the inner workings of my mind. And so I apologize if you felt insulted by this work, and hope this message assures you I did not create this piece with malicious intentions.
Thank you for your comment on "Too Good". I agree with you on the whole technology is very poetic statement....to a point. I find that new poetry lacks a sense of reality now. Being that technology IS in fact in reality then it definitely belongs in my poem. Also I quoted him verbatum.