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Why I Write Here.....

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Balladeer
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If I were writing poetry for class
I would expect to get some kind of grade
And possibly, I would or would not pass
Depending on the effort I had made.

If I were writing verse to win a prize
I'd pay attention to each dot and dash
No error would escape my watchful eyes
And maybe I would win a little cash.

But I am simply writing here to friends
Kind people here that I have come to know
And whether I am good or not depends
On what I have to say and not the flow.

So if my poetry is not correct
Small comments do not interest me because
I'm writing for the people I respect
Who judge me for my heart and not the flaws.

© Copyright 2002 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-19-2002 08:14 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

Nicely done Deer... but it would have been better if you had rhymed like you usually do.



good points in this...and I feel much the same, in many regards

Bill Charles
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Balladeer - good to go. Like it muchly...

BC
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Touche, Ron...


[This message has been edited by Balladeer (12-19-2002 08:19 PM).]

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Martie
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Deer...we are fortunate to call you friend, and every poem, every time (even when you're being really mean to Toe) you write with heart and wit and spirit.  
Titia Geertman
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Your poetry is correct my Deer
In every way you penned it
It's not because I am your friend
But from my heart I meant it

Titia



Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

[This message has been edited by Titia Geertman (12-19-2002 08:23 PM).]

SmartChick
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Well Balladeer, I always thought you were flawless. And your poetry was and is perfect. You would definitely get an "A+" from me. I enjoy reading your poetry.
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Your heart and your poetry are flawless. No one can dispute that.

I think we all have our own reasons for writing and posting here. The comfortable feeling of sitting on a sofa listening to my friends recite their poetry is all I ask for - and that's the feeling I get at PiP.

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nice read
ThisDiamond
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Balladeer:
It has been a while since I read the deeper you...Have always held your talent in high regard...pales to the man. ThisDiamond
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After all of the above comments...WATTT MOH
CANS A MAN SEZ????  Nicely said Michael...
But you are still the 'deer of PiP!!!
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Beautifully said 'Deer.
We are all indeed among friends here.
~Hugs~

~ Season's Greetings to my 'family' at Passions ~

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Give me 5!
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Michael  
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Hear Hear!
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I haven't read a bad one yet, Michael. You've got heart and flow!

Love ya!
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Well said Balladeer!!!!
vlraynes
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And that, my 'Deer, is why you are so deeply loved.

"...until you have read the verse on his heart,
you have not truly met the poet.
~vlraynes

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Very well said...and always good points to keep in mind.  KJ

Through rubble and trouble and dark of night
The yawn of a dawn will hasten the light

Laney
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Balladeer--I have not read a poem of yours that I do not like!! There should be no worries if you are good or bad.  Your definately good!  Two thumbs up!!


--Alana
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And what a heart you have, except when dealing with old Toe than it's downright black lol
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Balladeer - I enjoy all of your poetry. This write is honest and warm. Very nice. Chris

"Hope" is the thing with feathers-
that perches in the soul....
                  
                       -Emily Dickinson

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what do they say,
every bad boy has a soft side........or every
good boy has a hard side.......i dont know what do they say,,,,,,,but....
sweet..........
Kit McCallum
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Ah Michael ... beautifully said, sweet poet. It's been a long time since I've written on the spur of the moment ... but you have a way of bringing out my words through yours.  I loved this treasure.  

Perhaps that's why I can simply title this response back to you ...

Why I Read Here

When I recline before this glowing screen,
And gaze upon the words and phrases there,
I drift to where my poet friends have been,
And through their vision, read each word with care.

I seek the images they draw to mind,
Immerse myself in all they have to say,
Draw strength from the emotions that I find,
Enveloped in the lessons they portray.

A laugh, a frown, a smile or even tear,
Will often surface as I take it in,
From love to loss to happiness and fear,
My mind is shaped by all absorbed within.

On days I need to know that there is hope,
Beyond realities within my world,
Each poet's heart gives me a means to cope,
Through every heartfelt line that is unfurled.



Thank you for these ideas whirling about in my mind tonight

Best wishes and big hugs,
/Kit
 
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