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when hearts become wrinkles, 
as pages not wrote, 
thoughts were once Shakespeare’s, 
on crumpled pages of note. 

Poet’s, pages unwritten, 
one day is guilt smitten, 
for dries up many streams, 
of, accomplished poet's dreams. 

I have a little critic, 
for whom I write Didactic, 
Didactic, for my critic. 
“I do not thank they get it.” 

They only whet my skill, 
as different notions spill. 
Love lyrics for heretics, 
rhymes for their crimes. 

With Tennyson, I eat venison, 
quite often, out on the hill, 
always, I get my quill, 
never failing to get my fill. 

Thoughts in time, become vapor, 
not unlike, crumples of paper. 
A wasted memory is a crime, 
even a weak one like mine. 

Your crumpled papers, 
do soon become vapors, 
if critics have their say, 
as poetic thoughts remain in disarray. 
“Record them today, 
for Carol, Mi... la... day!”

Dedicated to Carol
In Honor of Contest:
Pieces of Paper…a Poet’s heart

By John Moses Freeman


Copyright © john freeman

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  1. Date: 9/19/2011 10:34:00 PM
    Congrats on 1st Place, John. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 9/19/2011 6:35:00 PM
    ha ha! cute ending - so gallant! I like "crumpled papers" and your message to get your thoughts down/out before they're gone. also, funny lines about famous poets :P congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 9/19/2011 4:08:00 PM
    Lovely tribute delivered in style. Congrats. on your success, John. Love,Vie

  1. Date: 9/19/2011 12:31:00 PM
    Congratulations on your first place win. So lovely a poem and really thrilled to share first place with all of you so skilled poets. Lee

  1. Date: 9/19/2011 11:57:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win with this wonderful poem!!======Lori

  1. Date: 9/19/2011 10:38:00 AM

  1. Date: 9/19/2011 9:30:00 AM
    Cleverly done John. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/19/2011 7:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in my contest Moses. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/18/2011 1:38:00 PM
    John i am a huge fan of your works..and this one is especially...really lovely..thanks so much for sharing your gift..smiles...chiquita

  1. Date: 9/13/2011 6:40:00 PM
    Dear John, I'm not sure wo your critics are, but there are people who don't understand my work either. We each have our own ways of expressing ourselves. I would have loved to read Shakespeare's notes on crumpled paper. He was a genius and a finer playwrite has never been born. I like Tennyson as well and understand what your sayng about our thoughts turning to "vapor" over tme. Winning wishes for you in Carol's contest. Love, Carolyn