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About Poetry

Ok, so your poetry can be what you want
but most of this drivel belongs in the dump.
Most of my poems are bad, i admit, 
and like this one, they'll go in the garbage bin.
But sometimes a real gem nags to be born;
it won't go away, you must give it form.
These are the poems that interest me,
not random idle chatter incessantly.
I don't want your comment if all you can say
is "nice write" or "good job"; i don't need it, okay?
The path is now littered. Where does the trail lead?
I can't see the forest for all the dead trees.
Do you ever use a notepad, proofread and revise?
Take another look with your critical eyes?
Take your time. Let the thoughts stew around in your brain
before you slop them all down on the page.
Think deeply, think longer. Grab a reference book.
Take pride in the measure of time that it took
because, it will be more obvious
that you are sincere, 
when you inspire us.

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  1. Date: 10/3/2012 9:45:00 PM
    Your words are appreciated and I agree some comments are vague, but I think well being. I am new here and my comments from others are few...We all have our own truth. Cynthia

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 9:19:00 AM
    you are indeed a darling. read chris. you will be hooked, i promise you, and because of him, well, i have chosen to remain a member of ps when i was about to give it up for lack of talent better than mine own. read him. you will see i was mistaken, and my poetic heart has now found a home

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 7:25:00 AM
    Thanks for the education.....I'd like to save the trees as much as possible and not use a notepad, technology works best for me. It's a personal choice though - Glad I did stop by, liked 'your to the point' honesty. I guess the great thing at PS, is that you can choose what you want to read - Shaz

    kirkwood Avatar josh kirkwood
    Date: 10/3/2012 9:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    read chris, the other commenter. he will lead the way
  1. Date: 10/3/2012 5:00:00 AM
    So true.Good message.

    kirkwood Avatar josh kirkwood
    Date: 10/3/2012 9:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    you mean; good massage? get behind me shaitan! don't you see? there are mountains i'll raze, known only to me? read chris and all your problems of where to find inspiration will be solved
  1. Date: 10/2/2012 11:22:00 PM
    I wholeheartedly agree with the message of this poem about poetry. Not only should some people think more deeply, but also pull poems from deeper within.

    kirkwood Avatar josh kirkwood
    Date: 10/3/2012 1:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    correction : DAMN!!!! I just read about 10 of your poems, and I am honored and flattered that someone of your caliber would have anything nice to say about me at all. Thank you, Chris. I will read everything you write, with relish and fervor. Peace
    kirkwood Avatar josh kirkwood
    Date: 10/2/2012 11:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Chris. i'll go and see if you're any good now . muahaha. and u know what else? hehe. i.. think i'm going to stop pulling punches with comments. bad comments do no one any good. (and hey, cool pic, btw!) :))