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Giving up music

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Giving up music

Giving up music.

Just over thirty years ago
I was sitting writing poems
It was about the time when I
My ballad style was growing
Then one day a thought came up
I’d play these poems as songs
And so I bought an old guitar
Though my playing weren’t too strong

And so I kept on writing ballads
I wrote a heap of these
Then along with keyboard, and Blues harp
I recorded songs to please
The average Joe Blow type of bloke
And most they praised my stuff
As I pumped them out on an old eight track
And they were good enough

But me, I had no confidence
My songs they went nowhere
Because I played in a folky style
Most musician did not care
To make my songs look really good
They all liked rowdy stuff
So I decided to give it up
I guess I’d had enough

So now I stick to writing poems
[It’s what I do the best]
And send them off to the mighty soup
Each poet’s favorite nest
I gave my gear to my youngest son
Good music he does play
And I just write my ballad poems
And send them here each day.

3 December 2013 @ 1645hrs.






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  1. Date: 12/10/2013 8:29:00 PM
    I got one thing to say go OHIO STATE I'M WITH SANTA ON THIS ONE. Great write above you really have a way with a write son, cheri

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/10/2013 10:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cheri, I always appreciate you comments. Over here In WA. they love their Aussie rules, and most Barrack for the Fremantle Dockers.....Peter
  1. Date: 12/6/2013 10:49:00 PM
    Well, well, well- what a poem! Great stuff and I glad you chose soupers. You words are special.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/7/2013 4:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much for you kind comments, my friend I appreciate this so very much....peter
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 6:43:00 PM
    Your words are absolutely beautiful and they suit any form of music or poetry, you were brilliant at your music but I suppose everything has to come to an end but please don't end your poetry, the world needs it. Luv Ve.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/6/2013 5:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my angel, even though I know your love for me makes you Biased, it is beautiful to read them...Peter
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 2:03:00 AM
    And we are all so happy to have you here, Peter! Monterey is so right, its a pleasure reading your poems...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/5/2013 3:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Bindu, I am over the moon that poets of your calibre appreciate my simple verse....peter
  1. Date: 12/4/2013 7:20:00 AM
    I am so glad you send your poems here so I have the pleasure of reading. Thank goodness you only gave up on the music, for your wonderful pen to be stilled would be a tragedy.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/4/2013 11:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Monterey. It gives me great pleasure to know you like my words....peter