Why you should get into poetry, by Carl Burkitt.

Young people should get into poetry because… 

 

Young people should get into poetry because

of the wheel barrels full of cash frequently left

at your door.

 

Young people should get into poetry because  

of the oysters and caviar,

Cava and Foie Gras.

 

Young people should get into poetry because    

of the endless complicated, and gymnastic,

48-hour naked parties constantly on tap.

 

Young people should get into poetry because

of the chiseled physique and

quick metabolism you’re left with.

 

Young people should get into poetry because

of the pimped up, fast cars and

mad-assed hunnies hanging off your every word.

 

Young people should get into poetry because

of the power: The intoxicating power

to punch, to stab, to kill,

to kiss, to love, to impregnate.

 

Young people should get into poetry because

it is the only time people let you live your life

exactly the way you want to live it.

 

Confused and bemused at the world as a marketeer, 26-year-old poet Carl began performing at spoken word events in early 2013 where he quickly learnt that if you’re not playing or being silly, you’re not being honest with yourself.

Check out more of Carl’s poems here