Epigrams, #micropoetry, and such like…

Gathered here is a selection of epigrams, aphorisms, proverbs, axioms, homilies and what not…written by yours truly!

 



Let’s face it, poets invented the soundbite…

So say goodbye to the cheap rehashed relativism of ‘post-modernism…’
Reclaim the epigram form and it’s partners and say something of value!

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@LaxRhetorica

 

LESS is MORE:
uttered by the rich,
inflicted on the poor.

Simplicity is as complexity, in Poetry,
…a political act.

Information has no intelligence;
Talk less, mean more…

#philosophy #epigrams #politics #micropoetry #quotes #poetry

Exceptionalism:

“Equality” is the myth,
Espoused by the exceptional,
upon the individual.

#philosophy #epigrams #equality #politics #quotes #exceptionalism #myth

Fog of War:

Hiding the start,
In the continuance…

#Israel #war #epigrams #micropoetry #poetry

To live in fear
Is to learn to hate
To learn to hate
Is to think in pain
To think in pain
Is to remember
Only in agony…

Poets may hide the truth,
Politicians destroy it…

#philosophy #epigrams #truth #politics #economics #socialjustice #quotes

Epigrams: Truth 2/2

Where truth meets disaster…
…Honesty reigns.

#philosophy #epigrams #truth #politics #economics #quotes #pragmatism

It’s not the police,
I am running a,
way from. It is God…

Past Masters:

Take me down,
To all the graves,
Whispering sweet forgottens…

How eased is the,
Past.
Resting…
Couched, imperceive-ably,
Across a green tinted…
Mirror;
Lonely, dividing…

The only super-power
Worth a damn
Is to have the guts
To tell the truth

HoneyStone:

Poetry can be a razor
Or a salve
It can cut and be cut
And it can
in mellifluous continuance
sweetly dance

#micropoetry #poetry

Poetry is the void
Choking on life…

#micropoetry #poetry #epigrams #quotes #creativity #life

War is the price some pay,
For another’s peace

#Epigrams #Aphorisms #Proverbs #Axioms #quotes #micropoetry #poetry

Catastrophe is a fashion,
Which never changes;
Eternally worn by the poor!

#micropoetry #poetry #politics #quotes

Poetry comes by,
Telling the truth,
Through lies…

#micropoetry #poetry #epigrams #quotes #truth

Over time…
Every success of man,
Ends in disaster…

The Human Body can endure,
Any amount of love,
But not wisdom…

A great poem,
educates the poet.
A poor one…the public…

Greatness Resents all…
Forgetfulness…
(Why Nazis will forever love to reminisce…)

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