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Below is the poem entitled LETTING THE FINGERS TELL THE STORIES which was written by poet Andrew Crisci. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Pounding, constantly pounding
on an old Brother typewriter now so antique:
letting the fingers tell the stories with fatigue,
but tons of paper I trashed improving!

Thinking, deeply thinking by delving into vivid imagery: 
to bring to life scenes belonging
to a brief youth that was fleeing,
but not living it took away all joy and ingenuity! 

Pounding, constantly pounding...
sipping coffee, catching breath while rewriting and editing:
I didn't have to meet a certain deadline battling hell;
no editors to rejection letters in the mail!  

I haven't auctioned it on eBay;
my well-kept typewriter is stored
in the dim attic with other popular items of the day:
collection plates, baseball shirts and a crucified Lord!

Pounding, constantly pounding
on an old typewriter now so antique;
I spent endless nights by this window writing:
dreaming of fame...never considering critique! 

What I cherished about fancy verses was not
their richness but their meaning;
I shouldn't have kept them short:
avoiding any revelation of personal feeling!   

Pounding, constantly pounding
on keys that needed a rest on weekends and special holidays,
but dedication didn't allow any cheating:
it impelled me to think and type, letting the fingers tell the stories!


Copyright © Andrew Crisci

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  1. Date: 5/20/2013 9:19:00 PM
    Congratulations.... enjoyed stopping by tonight ~LINDA

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 9:40:00 AM
    Congrats and thank you Andrew, please read my blog.

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 12:17:00 PM
    Continue to pound on your machine .... it is always something you want to get on paper - Well done, a very good poem Andrew. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)