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Then one day you realize you're art is being exploited

poet Anonymous

Congratulations! This poem has been nominated for Deep Underground Poetry's Featured Poem of the Month Competition
Wow! That's great! More website views for DUP! That's what it's all about right? How many good artists have put hundreds of pieces on your site, and received anything but a 'Badge' or honorable mention?
You've been online how long? How many poets have you promoted outside of DUP? How many have made a dime off of your exploitation of people who desire to be heard and read so much, that they'd give your site their hard earned work?
These are the questions people who left DUP have asked themselves (and others). It's time for poets to STOP accepting social media awards and 'Poem Views' as payment for our hard earned work.
One more thing:
Why is it so damned hard to erase my profile from DUP? On most sites it's a simple click of the mouse. How come you practically need a note from your mamma and an attorney to delete an artist’s profile? Something seems awfully fishy about that to me.
Just in case you're wondering why I'm still here? Well because I have a website, a YouTube channel with substantial views, I collaborate with other artists PHYSICALLY, have my own studio, perform on a regular basis, and NEVER put a poem on DUP that's not an ancient piece written 10 years ago when I was raw.
I actually get more from DUP than it gets from me. How many can other Poets on this site say that? (Check your bank accounts for checks from DUP before you answer.

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escape_artist_322
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Lol. Thumbs up.

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JohnnyBlaze
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Perhaps you were utilizing DUP for the wrong purposes, rather than connecting with other poets on a personal level and helping each other improve.

Just saying.

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John Brady
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DaddyPhantom said: How many can other Poets on this site say that?


Last time I checked poetry weren't no damn contest, brother.
Peace.

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Ahavati
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Moving this to Discussion and Debate. Carry on, Gentlemen.

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Haven't been called gentleman for a while! (I'll send your tip in the mail, wild woman)

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RevolutionAL
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*edit : "your"

(You're means "you are")

Now at the very least to be exploited you need to try to be exploitable my friend. Your exploitation of titles sickens the gut.




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24601 said:Haven't been called gentleman for a while! (I'll send your tip in the mail, wild woman)

I waited myself through college. Glad to know I haven't lost it.

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John Brady
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DaddyPhantom said:It's time for poets to STOP accepting social media awards and 'Poem Views' as payment for our hard earned work.

Now I don't have no social media. Got better things to do with my time than sit there idlin. But I don't think I've ever looked at my poem views neither. It's never really been important. I'd rather get a helpful comment I think. Tell me where I done good or where I went wrong. Poetry is all experimentation.

The Blaze kid makes a decent point about focus. If you're writing for views then maybe your heart's not in the same place as your ego.

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escape_artist_322
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Eminem has more awards & sales than anyone else.
When taking that into account, like other rappers say they do, those same rappers say Eminem isn't the King, though all the evidence is against that opinion.

Just thought I'd share that.

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24601 said:

Now I don't have no social media. Got better things to do with my time than sit there idlin. But I don't think I've ever looked at my poem views neither. It's never really been important. I'd rather get a helpful comment I think. Tell me where I done good or where I went wrong. Poetry is all experimentation.

The Blaze kid makes a decent point about focus. If you're writing for views then maybe your heart's not in the same place as your ego.


👏


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24601 said:

Now I don't have no social media. Got better things to do with my time than sit there idlin. But I don't think I've ever looked at my poem views neither. It's never really been important. I'd rather get a helpful comment I think. Tell me where I done good or where I went wrong. Poetry is all experimentation.

The Blaze kid makes a decent point about focus. If you're writing for views then maybe your heart's not in the same place as your ego.


Can you see me?

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John Brady
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No, brother. You got that big yellow son-of-a-bitch infront of your face... I meant Farce-book.

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But you can see the picture, thus you have social media, otherwise you won't be here. Would have that "better stuff" to do.
Salute.

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Kid Blaze.

I like it.

Maybe I could dye my thinning greying hair orange like the Heat Miser.

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