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Questions of Kings and Poets

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RobertB
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0 posted 10-12-1999 11:50 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RobertB

Of Kings and Poets

Who is king?
A modest man of little means
governing an island
in compassion
addressing subjects by name-
or this man
who rules the entire Earth
knowing neither islands
nor compassion?
True, both are rulers
Who is King??

What is poetry?
That which is born
from the heart of a man
schooled by a life hard fought
or the scribble
in ink from a scholar
of years?
Both is poetry, yes..
Yet one is to be sensed
The other to be merely read.

RB

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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
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Denise
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1 posted 10-13-1999 12:01 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

How true! Another good one! I think only a true poet would ask these questions!


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Christopher
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2 posted 10-13-1999 12:17 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

What a way to make somebody really think, with only a few well placed words!
Good job!
Watcher666
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Wonderful...simply wonderful!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
RobertB
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4 posted 10-13-1999 07:56 AM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

thanks....I am having a feud with a "scholar" in another forum. Now you know what I think....he does too.

:-}

enjoy life....it is way too short.

RB

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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
Munda
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For what it's worth.....everything written from the soul has 'soul' and is therefore worthy. : )
Ohme
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Excelent poem. Good thought provoking message. My thought.

Many people can place words together to provide information. A Poet breathes their own life and soul into their writing and thereby gives it life.
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