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That's What Poets Do...2011

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Balladeer
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0 posted 12-28-2010 10:50 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer


The old year's on its way out now.
The new one's at the door.
What has been done is history...
The future lies before.
No matter where our paths may lead
One thing I know as true...
Whatever comes, we'll write it down
'Cause that's what poets do.

We may have tragedies befall
We may have joys bestowed.
We'll use our love of writing as
A way to ease our load.
We'll share our joy with others and
Our pain and sadness, too.
We'll spread our lives on printed page
'Cause that's what poets do.

Perhaps we'll gain some comfort from
The sharing of our grief.
Perhaps our words of laughter will
Bring others some relief.
Our writings will allow us to
Exchange our points of view
And learn from one another's ways
'Cause that's what poets do.

So greet the new year with a smile
An opportunity
To write a host of brand new verse
Into your diary.
Together we will march into
The year 2011
Cause that's what poets do
To reach their own poetic heaven.
© Copyright 2010 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
JerryPat
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1 posted 12-28-2010 11:05 PM       View Profile for JerryPat   Email JerryPat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat

Can't say that I can find any disagreement here, Balladeer. Poets and would-be's regurgitate the ills and joys of a world which is quickly becoming very unsafe.

World leaders, if I may use the term loosely, and first-class and rag-tail armies are ready at the drop of a poet's perceived insult to slaughter hundreds in the name of . . . Who knows when it is all said and done, and the poets will dutifully pen lines of epic poems about it.

The ones who make us laugh. The ones who make us cry. And all those between will have their fifteen minutes and three lines in the epic. And after all is through and the world has been reduced to ashes or excelled to new heights, we, the poets and wanna-be's will be scribbling out how it all came about.

To mimic is a form of praise unless
you have no thoughts of your own

latearrival
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2 posted 12-29-2010 12:25 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

enjoyed the meeting of the minds. latearrival
Balladeer
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3 posted 12-29-2010 12:51 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

It's a good thing someone will be doing the scribbling otherwise there would be no such thing as recorded history. Poetry is, in my opinion, a special way of recording.

Nice to see you, late
Andrew Scott
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Scribble, scribble, scribble. I'll try to do my share in 2011. Nice start here Sir Balladeer. Happy New Year! Peace.

"We'll chase them like rats across the tundra."

Bastet
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5 posted 12-29-2010 04:09 AM       View Profile for Bastet   Email Bastet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bastet

This is a really great ballad and very encouraging. I think you've invented a new genre: the ballad of ars poetica. Wonderful! Thanks a lot and happy New Year.
Dark Stranger
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6 posted 12-29-2010 07:11 AM       View Profile for Dark Stranger   Email Dark Stranger   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Stranger

Deer...

we have to keep firing those pens to keep the news paper goons from putting us in the obit section.....enjoyed your views guy!
nakdthoughts
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7 posted 12-29-2010 08:57 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Thank you Michael for another great poem to add to your collection and  I wish you  a Happy New Year.


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8 posted 12-29-2010 09:05 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

You've always held the key to the best that can be offered...

Well done, m'friend!

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Ditto dear 'deer and a happy new year!
Lori
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10 posted 12-29-2010 02:11 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

You're absolutely right!  It is indeed what poets do.  My 2011 is going to be rather topsy-turvy but I've no doubt the happenings will be recorded somewhere and come popping out at some time or other. Great write, Mr. Balladeer!  Much enjoyed!

Happy New Year!
Helen
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11 posted 12-30-2010 12:22 AM       View Profile for Klassy Lassy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Klassy Lassy

Poets. A special group of people who manifest ideas in vision and words... an ability that is as magical and beautiful as there are expressions of love. So many have touched my thought, expanded my world, and made me smile from the heart out. We are in the world, but we are somehow separate, too, for the humanity we bear in words.  As mute as I sometimes feel, I have been blessed in this arena of friends who choose life!  

You say it so eloquently, Michael.  Beautiful verse and truth. ~K
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12 posted 01-01-2011 03:12 AM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

So true, Michael. Just because
that's what poets do. So good
to read you again.
Hugs and happy New Year,
Ethel
ethome
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13 posted 01-01-2011 08:44 AM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

From me to you I thank you so much
You've befriended all of us with such a classy touch.

Have a great one Michael!

Eric

ain't doin nothin at all just answerin the call
and kinda driftin away from it all

Dr.Moose1
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14 posted 01-04-2011 06:58 AM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

Balladeer,
Well spoken, as always. Happy New Year m'friend.
Doc
faithmairee
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15 posted 01-05-2011 06:29 PM       View Profile for faithmairee   Email faithmairee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit faithmairee's Home Page   View IP for faithmairee

great, wonderful poem...so much truth in your words so finely expressed!

There must be a poem in here somewhere.

 
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