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A simple poet

Simply a poet
I am an ordinary poet
read by many friends and well wishers
across the globe...
why should I join a competition?
what for?
money and fame are like wax of a candle
tis the flame alone
which gives warmth and recognition
it gives light and comfort at all times
from births to temples, churches, monasteries
finally the grave
some intellectual’s poor ones
read under the candle light
so all I wish to do
is to thank you for reading me too...
a poet out of the blue!

Style / type: 
Free verse
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I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
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at its worst it stinks of it.
The little girl, swinging on a swing screaming
look at me!
look at me!

Can't you see this?

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author comment

but truly, you need to let your work stand on its own legs without referring to others or yourself.
That is my honest advice.

A new workshop on the most important element of poetry-
'Rhythm and Meter in Poetry'

do also read the one inspired by ur testosterones

author comment

I agree with Jess on this one.
Come on give out some hell, but make it from you.
No mention of death, or sexual desires that seem to inflict bad poetry.
Write from that scream you can hear within your trapped words.
I have seen them, when the escape to the end of your quill.
One day we may not be here and you will have to hold the fort for us, so get a bloody grip I know you can write as good as any I have read.
Yours Ian

There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

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