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Poetry Hound Male, 60, United States (9/24/2013 8:31:00 AM)

I read about 15 of the poems in the contest. Oh man, they were dreadful! Most were chuck full of cliches while others tried so hard no to be cliche that it was hilarious. Most were just plain dull. The one that talked about a woman's breast being a " dome" made me laugh out loud.

It seems pretty clear that most people who try to write poetry have never read very much poetry themselves, so they have no idea how far behind they are.

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