Awkward Adolescent Words, poetry by Mark Tulin at Spillwords.com

Awkward Adolescent Words

Awkward Adolescent Words

written by: Mark Tulin

@Crow_writer

 

Sometimes maudlin verse
can be slightly nauseating—
the spilling of romantic feelings,
splattered on the page

Sometimes, a poet needs to write
about love’s cliche in rhythm,
tenderly and self-indulgent
with a lot of sentimentalities

Sometimes the soul has to express
its overly-emotional heart
in awkward adolescent words,
not so subtle or refined

Sometimes a poet has to get
down on his metaphorical knees,
and humble himself
in the name of sappy love.

Mark Tulin

Mark Tulin

Mark Tulin is a former family therapist, joke writer, and fruit huckster. He started writing poems in high school and has never stopped writing and publishing. His books include Magical Yogis, Awkward Grace, The Asthmatic Kid and Other Stories, Junkyard Souls, and Rain on Cabrillo. Mark and his wife ride the bike lanes in Long Beach, California, when he's not writing. See more of his work at - Crow On The Wire.
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