Thanks for the comment on 'Distance', and sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. I've been unwell, which has been very boring. Oh well. Anyway- I loved your comment- lust and love and all that jazz :)
I commented because you comment on stuff and that's worthwhile, also better to fill a poem up with too much thought than so much hot air. It's not that I wouldn't read more of your stuff, it's just I didn't like that particular poem and thought you sold yourself short in that instance. And I agree, we have to write in a way that gets us to where we want to be.
and in your comment, you presume things more like an arrogant child than a man of 24. the next time you feel so enlightened, use it to critique yourself rather than parade your pomposity on this drunk's pages. hopefully one day you will understand someone other than yourself, and maybe even give a [censored] about them.
if you want to do something no one will forget, you will not achieve it with poetry. forgive my apparently callous point of view. it is a callous truth. poetry doesnt feed starving children, clothe cold bodies, generate wealth, reach anyone but dilettantes, or even make a blip on the information highway. the last famous poet is twice your age. no one cares anymore. not even you.
Thanks for explaining. That makes sense, really. :) And yeah, I did just use the first word that came to my head most of the time, though there were a few I chose carefully and I edited the first two stanzas a few times but the rest was thrown together. I won't bother saying 'I took so much time and effort and all of that is wasted' because it would just be a lie and pretty pointless. It was a sudden thought that I just wanted to get down and I happened to have ES in front of me. :P.