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Question: Is it important for poetry to have hidden messages!?
Grand Fury
by TD Euwaite

How the rage races
in double-quick paces,
slashing back at stabbers,
swept into the fray!.

Blood-drowned faces
aroused from dark places,
eyes caught by grabbers,
knelt down to pray!.

Iron-spike ball maces
in lethal embraces,
ripped away scabbers,
bullets strayed!.


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I'm not reading this although that isn't the first time!. Revenge!? Whatever, the messge is hidden alright, at least to me! lolWww@QuestionHome@Com

Yes, that's one of them techniques in the definition of poetry!.
Everything needs to mean something and in poetry it needs to mean even more, even if it's contradicting!.
Poems need a surface meaning and as many underlying meanings as you can squeeze in there!.

Some readers, in there "double-quick paces" will take a quick stab at it and the poem will slash back and "swe[ep them] into the fray!."Www@QuestionHome@Com

a message is necessary, or else it is a babel, but the message may bear two [or more] faces of meaning depending on the metaphor used!. a completely blocked message, is a cipher, and used in extreme cases like nostre damos' or any scripts that should keep a secret of a prophecy, treasure and what not!.!.
a poem like this may be of a meaning that doesn't weigh much to reader, because the real [heavy]meaning is left within the poet!. t!.y!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I like this poem's form and rhyme scheme in which the stanzas, although separate, interlock in rhyme!. A bit like life itself!. Sometimes meaning is esoteric, sometimes discoverable, always in a good poem beyond the casual glance!. In this case, I see a war in which innocents are caught, but it may be completely metaphorical!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I don't think it's important for poetry to have hidden messages!. I can't find the one in yours!. I have a super hard time writing like that!. I guess I'm more forward!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

It depends!.!.!.Some poetry is very raw and in your face!. Others are masked in metaphor!. I think all poetry is beautiful!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

It is important for those that know about them!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

To me this one says "Coffee, NOW!"
Good morning!Www@QuestionHome@Com