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The Best Poem You Ever Read

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wayoutwalt
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0 posted 05-21-2000 12:12 AM       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
Or was there one that emotion
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 which have made you grown
I hope the greatest poem you ever read
Was one you call your own

The End (sentiment)
  





[This message has been edited by wayoutwalt (edited 05-22-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Walt Burns - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 05-21-2000 12:24 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

Walt~
And a beautiful 'sentiment' it is !
You've stated a very profound view here.

'But few poems can do for me
What my own poetry does'

I've written many ...
but I hope I've not yet written my 'best'.
But there are some that have that distinction in my heart ...
nobody felt it like I did !

What honest refreshment you bring into my life, my friend.
Love ya'
~*Marge*~




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2 posted 05-21-2000 12:29 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Walt, Good point you have made here

A lot of poems and poets have touched my heart, but none so deeply as my own



 All my love,
Jeffrey

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3 posted 05-21-2000 12:43 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Walt, I hope this poem of yours did for you what it did for me, made me think about how amazing your messages are, and how they can reach and make other's think. I have written many of them poem where I have no idea where they came from, certainly not from me yet I was the only one around and there it sat in front of me. Then there are other's that come from the intensity in my mind and everything spills out awesomely. I don't have enough self confidence in myself though to think any of mine are better than anyone elses though, I'm just me, and I just write and hope someone might like it.
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4 posted 05-21-2000 12:47 AM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

Oh walt, you are such a softy   Excellent message here walt, and yea, I got a few poems of my own that tear me apart every time I read them, just wrote a new one that ranks right up there, maybe at the top, who knows. I loved this walt.
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Walt, this amazes me....you have gotten better and better this past year...really good job here!! Thank you.....  
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6 posted 05-21-2000 12:56 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Walt this is superb   such words of wisdom
I think the one's written by ourselves may not always be great poems but they mean the most to us as we know exactly what we mean in it and they express our inner feelings.
Thanks for sharing this Walt.
Tracie~


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Walt, you are so deep, thank you much for this...
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ya I like...........

best poem I ever read is very short.....


Me
I am.

author Unknown...

Parker
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I think the poems that touch us most deeply are our own, but it is great to read someone else's poems and step into their head/their world.  

"I hope the poetry you respect
From which have made you grown
I hope the greatest poem you ever read
Was one you call your own"

a beautiful sentiment all round, a fantastic poem.

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You've an important message here, Walt. I think outstanding poetry means as much to the writer as to any of its readers, although I sometimes wonder if others can understand what I try to convey with mine.  

No mistaking the meaning of this one, though...you say it so well...

~ Claire

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thank you yuh wonderful bunch o poets yuh. everyone who puts their feelings into words is a great poet to me o yuh!
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12 posted 05-21-2000 10:05 AM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

Walt ... This may not be the best that was ever read ... but it's amoung the best that was ever said
thumbs up 'o yuh'

Rex
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13 posted 05-21-2000 10:35 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

walt, this makes perfect sense to me... as you... um... often... yeah that's it.. often do...
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Our poems, in a way, are our 'children', our own deepest feelings expressed, really a part of who we are. You've expressed that well here, Walt!

Denise
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Walt cheering for you! You have improved over the year. I don't know how to describe the thoughts and feelings you left me with here.

Couple poems I've written, one made me cry while writing it, and one I was just elated over.  As I'm sure someday when you look back through yours, you'll go WOW! I wrote that?

Excellent, excellent my friend!
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16 posted 05-21-2000 01:21 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

*Sven stands up and applauds wildly!*

This was great Walt. . .should be on the wall of every poet who ever lived. . .

Excellent!!

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Exactly......and precisely...James
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Walt, this was a tremendously intuitive piece of writing. It was one of those, that after you have read it, you say, "You know, he's absolutely right, wish that I had written that". Keep up the good work.
~GS~
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19 posted 05-22-2000 12:11 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

oh all yuh sweet poets yuh  
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This is definantly one of the best poems you've ever written!!!!  I'm just sittin here saying AWE... (Now I'm getting all mushy on you) This touches the heart Walt...so sweet!!!

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Sometimes, Walt, I wish the poems that
come out of my head have been the best I
have ever read - so many beautiful poems
in this world - so many more to read,
and, yet, still so many more to write.

Would be awful to have to compete with
oneself over which poem written is the best.
Be an inner war.  And, what if your best
could never be matched?  

GREAT poem, Walt - truly enjoyed.
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22 posted 05-23-2000 03:34 AM       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

Walt,
You hold my deepest respect! this was one of the best i've ever read. i am truly humbled by this fantastic peice of work. i've printed out a copy to hang on my bulletin board for inspiration. i give you mad props, my man. i dig it.

 We all got somethin' we need to atone for.
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Walt,
How true. Great poem. Although I appreciate the thoughts of others, I like my own.
Melton
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was gonna read this yesterday, but my server was acting up and I got thrown out of PIP...lol...am glad I didn't miss it....its perfect....love your writing my poet friend, love this poem!
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