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The Best Poem You Ever Read

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wayoutwalt
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0 posted 06-18-2000 10:36 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for wayoutwalt

Is not necessarily by Thoreau
Or for that matter Keats or Shelley
Or Edgar Allan Poe
It might not be amongst the
Dusty books there on the shelf
The greatest poem you ever read
May just be written by yourself

Did you ever write a poem?
That just made you softly sigh
Was there that one emotion
That made you bittersweetly cry
Is there one that was born to you?
That made you wholly believe
Words weren’t born long time ago
You yourself can conceive

This poem that I am writing
Is not the best there ever was
But few poems can do for me
What my own poetry does
When you think of Percey Shelly
And when you think of ole John Keats
Remember theirs is their own
Even if...
You wish to match their feats

I hope the poetry you respect
From that which you have grown
I hope the best poem you ever read
Was one you call your own



[This message has been edited by wayoutwalt (edited 06-19-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Walt Burns - All Rights Reserved
Angel
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1 posted 06-18-2000 11:01 PM       View Profile for Angel   Email Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Angel

I loved this poem the first time around and I love it now  . It's one of my favorites.

~Susie


"If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility."
~Henry W
WhtDove
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2 posted 06-19-2000 12:50 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I well remember this one Walt! I love it still buddy    Great submission
SEA
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3 posted 06-19-2000 01:08 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Walt~ this is really great!   -SEA

Live,Love,Laugh :) ~SueB

bsquirrel
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4 posted 06-19-2000 01:59 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Hey Walt. This reminds me of a poem I wrote a waaaay long time ago called "the best poem in the world is not this one." But you blew away my attempt. Let's here it for articulation. Love the feeling in truth in this one.

Mike
Sudhir Iyer
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5 posted 06-19-2000 11:23 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Hey Walt,
I read this the first time around and was so happy to have done so, the second time, I am pleased that you decided to give this for the book...

Regards, sudhir
Corazon
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6 posted 06-19-2000 01:51 PM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

well I don't think I will have time to vote 500 times...but lol, I like this getting to vote for your favorites  
Janet Marie
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7 posted 06-19-2000 02:31 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

I remeber this beauty from open..
its an AWESOME poem..
yes it should represent your work!!!
X Angel
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8 posted 06-19-2000 06:54 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

have I not ever liked one of your poems? I don't think so! Great job!
~H
kaile
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9 posted 06-20-2000 05:52 AM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

interesting title that pulls at this reader, eagerly anticipating to read the poem

lovely the sentiments and so very well expressed...isnt that the reason why all poets write?

a poem that warms my heart and grabs my vote away

well done, wayoutwalt...
Kit McCallum
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10 posted 06-20-2000 06:08 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

I loved the thoughts in this Walt!  The whole premise of the poem is wonderful ... loved your closing!  Really well done!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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11 posted 06-20-2000 06:13 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Yuh !  
For lots of good reasons !


~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Corinne
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12 posted 06-20-2000 10:15 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Yuh, always liked dis one. Uh huh.

Corinne
wayoutwalt
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13 posted 06-20-2000 11:43 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

big smiles thank you all
Ethan Halo
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14 posted 06-21-2000 03:38 PM       View Profile for Ethan Halo   Email Ethan Halo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ethan Halo's Home Page   View IP for Ethan Halo

when i read this the first time, i printed it out and i keep it on the bulletin board for inspiration.

you can have my vote any day of the week, walt.

We all got somethin' we need to atone for.
gothicmoth
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15 posted 06-21-2000 03:58 PM       View Profile for gothicmoth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for gothicmoth

I'm fairly new here, but I know when I see your name I'm going to smile. This one is great and definately a keeper. It made me think about something I was starting to forget. I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to print this one for myself.
CMGrimm
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16 posted 06-21-2000 04:29 PM       View Profile for CMGrimm   Email CMGrimm   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CMGrimm

o yuh...yuh know this one is going in...lol

chris

Never be a carbon copy of anybody...make your own impressions. - ANON.


Novacaine For The Soul
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17 posted 06-21-2000 06:44 PM       View Profile for Novacaine For The Soul   Email Novacaine For The Soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Novacaine For The Soul

dear wayoutwalt,
     i could call it my own, but that would be plagarism *heh*... i think you've got something to be proud of there though... there's a checkmark in the vote box... i'll have to look up some more of your work...

sincerely,
a sad tomato

you're such a beautiful freak... i wish there were more just like you...
JOY 14
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18 posted 06-21-2000 08:24 PM       View Profile for JOY 14   Email JOY 14   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JOY 14's Home Page   View IP for JOY 14

A poem that speaks the truth.  

Joy
Honeybee
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19 posted 06-21-2000 09:38 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee

~Walt~

This is by far my favourite poem by you, very well written!  A wise poem indeed, I hope to see this in the book  

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee

linda munday
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20 posted 06-22-2000 06:17 AM       View Profile for linda munday   Email linda munday   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for linda munday

Wayoutwalt,
How do you do it?
This is great work.. nice flow.  I liked it a lot.  
And what is that thing you're in front of in your picture?  I keep looking at it, and I still don't know.
It must be from Linda M.
Mike
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21 posted 06-23-2000 12:07 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

add one more vote...
serenity blaze
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22 posted 06-24-2000 06:46 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Back to the top!!!!  just so I could vote...
Justbleu
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23 posted 06-25-2000 11:46 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

How did this get all the way to page 3!!  Can't have that around here!! Back to the top with ya!!!    This was wonderful!!!! Loved it Walt!!

Bridgette


"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again. To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown
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24 posted 06-25-2000 11:52 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is one of my favorites of yours, Walt, although all of yours bring me a lighthearted smile or a heartfelt tear. Well done, Walt!  

Denise

p.s. I forgot to mention that I love how your title is the first sentence of the poem....I'll have to try that myself on a future piece!  

[This message has been edited by dsnyder (edited 06-25-2000).]
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