Amateurs Unite!

amateur boxer


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My whole life I have been dogged by the concept of the expert, drugged

the so-called professional, the know it-all, who surround themselves

with their own cacophony of self deceit, inflated and exaggerated flattery

self masturbators, pseudo-intellectuals who concoct massive illusion


They willingly deceive themselves by their own shameless self promotion

their indulgence and what is more they feed and feast on that very praise

they invoke themselves, from the masses, which may be few or may be many

yet there is always, there is always a willing crowd – I abhor their arrogance!


When you are alone of their nagging lust, prepossessing your affirmation

when your 1 dollar and 46 cents will no longer purchase a single, bloated meatball

it has left you bereft of any sense of creative objectivity or valued jurisprudence

will you then still embark your ascent to climbs of personal truth and appropriation


Discard their conversation, free yourself of their communication, inhale, exhale

the passages of time have taught the observation that brings us to the conclusion

their wisest estimations are corrupted by personal manipulation, recommendations

they do it with mirrors, or they do it with their own hands, discarding the evidences


the amateur is blithe, their eyes are wide, their magnificence awkward, impolite

of characterisation, unaware of the professional, their skills are innate, unifying

of wonderment, they corral only what they require, without the crass of stockpile

or any need to stand at the window of conceit and admire any view they made




About edenbray

I'm a writer ... I write .. . I’m not sure why I ever stopped, was it 9/11? .. . edenbray is born ugly, wet and covered in blood, mucous and bodily functions ~ the effluence of my short life .. . I am a Writer and Artist since 1966 - I'm an avid Blogger ~ I write lots of poems, written essays, articles, reviews, opinion + comment .. . I have had many poems selected for Anthologies of verse and recently have published many of my poems in 24+ themed booklets ... please ask for details - join the shebang by leaving me a marker with a 'like' or a comment for my ego and encouragement and thanks for listening - I really value your interest ~ edenbray
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