If this is the war in which we rage, then I want no part of this petty act on stage.
– Brittany Rose
Author’s Notes: One-liners may seem as a cop-out to some, however, sometimes they can be more powerful than numerous stanzas. It isn’t about the length of a poem, it is about the quality and ability to impact. Think about it, this simple line can relate to so much: petty arguments, torn relationships, religious acts that taint true Christianity, politics and their hidden agendas, dramatic beings who feel as though petty stabs will bring them fame, etc.
So, instead of viewing these one lines as a quick getaway-of-a-post, really ponder as to why they are left as they are. If it isn’t lack of talent (which can be shown by other pieces in depth and ability to construct poetry), than what more could it be? Could it be that one line accomplishes the point more profoundly than many stanzas ever could?