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Not everyone’s prolific;
Being so might be a curse.
To some, it’s quite terrific
But to others, the reverse.

For those who mass produce their wares
Perhaps are just obsessed;
And holding back a bit impairs
Their mojo, so they’re stressed.

A poet or a painter
Churning endless words or scenes
May find talent growing fainter,
‘Til incentive intervenes. 

But the converse may transpire,
For the adage clearly states
Practice often takes us higher
Than a blue moon generates.

So to those who are prolific
(I’m included in that bunch),
I conclude (not scientific)
We should all be pleased as punch!

Copyright © ilene bauer

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  1. Date: 8/9/2013 11:55:00 AM
    ...and thank goodness for your own 'prolific' output! Another thought-provoking write with perfect flow and rhyming, (as always!!!) Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 6:53:00 AM
    YUP! That's me "obsessed"!!! LOL... and pleased as punch! Loved it, Ilene! Warm hugs, Jack xoxox

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 7:06:00 PM
    A great write Ilene, I have a tiny suspicion that I am a bit too prolific, Cant help myself, it's a disease lol....Peter

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/7/2013 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    By the way you are a wonderful writer, keep them coming
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 4:15:00 PM
    Awesome Ilene....I'm more a dry creek bed that flash floods once in a while!..great poem......made me smile...:-)

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
    Well I aspire to go higher so practice, I will go. To see results please keep in mind, it might take some time to show. :) Write On!

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 2:28:00 PM
    hahaha. pleased as punch. and a big Hawaiian punch, may I add!! I like your take on "prolific" and YOU are both prolific AND super talented.

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 9:34:00 AM
    Wow, I love it. How you do it is absolutely amazing. I definitely want a copy of your book of poems when they are published.

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 9:27:00 AM
    :) Ilene.....I'm pleased as punch by your awesome write! You amaze me with your work...Such interesting things inspire you! :) Thanks for bringing me smiles!!!