poets are allowed to be sensitive and smile -- emcees are expected to be growling animals ALL THE TIME (minus my lil bro PEN PEN - huggy bear of this rap shyt!)
poets can't get dat huge endorsement (minus b. grey) dat rappers and basketball players have benefited from. Wheaties doesn't see the million dollar venture in a stanza, just yet!
poets that move crowds of 1000 plus can walk thru an airport with someone saying "boo" whereas even a booty rapper (see Nick Cannon pre-WILD n OUT) waits for the paparazzi at the pretzel stand in JFK Airport.
poets still have to endure the bizarre questions of "can you rap? well, can you" or even worse "do you sing poetry?!"
poets do have just as many groupies as rappers (even the poorly written pompous poets get booty offerings).
poets have egos. huge ones. just like rappers. even if it's unwarranted. ( i mean just because you went platinum dont mean your good. it means your label bought a lot of albums. and just because you won a slam doesnt mean you are better than anyone else. it means you had a good night.)
more to come... family feud is coming on!