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Song of a Poet

Sitting here writing a 
I begin to believe that 
poetry probably won't improve 
   socialism or capitalism 
It's just a few 
words on paper 
Some say my poetry is great 
while others detest is 
  Well, I think that I 
to create 
   new word configurations 
      damn the critics 
 Full speed ahead!

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  1. Date: 11/12/2013 8:13:00 AM
    I like Leonora think your poem is great. As poets we write what inspires us and what we feel. Some people might like it and some might not. I say that we write,because that is what we like to do. So be it. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 8:30:00 AM
    Splendid poem this is my dear friend Matthew! I love your poem and the ending is great! thank you so much for sharing! Thank you so much as well for taking your precious time to read again one of my poems. I'm sorry to hear about what you've been through my dear friend but I'm so glad to know that you were able to surmount the test in life. Big hugs! God is so good to isn't it?. Again, thanks for everything. I'll come back to read more of your awesome poems soon. love lots & big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 1:31:00 PM
    The train stops at every stop, and picks up another mother load of words, then when the sun goes down, and there is nobody around, the moon builds a bench for the poet to lay his weary head, steam whistle ahead my friend, as any great poet know, tis no the crowds that do you in, it's the unbearable beauty that takes us in, love and hugs, Vienna xxx

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 4:05:00 PM
    Full speed Matthew! I read my poems and they make perfect sense to me while others scratch their head lol. But it makes ME happy!....and I would be lying if some poems of others didn't leave me saying "huh"? But obviously it wasn't for me to get :)

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 2:00:00 PM
    First of all, we write for ourselves, we write just to write in a language that our soul understand. Now, if some do not understand our poetry tough luck! Well done, Matthew

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 11:26:00 AM
    a big yes to this... poetry is the artery of life.. well done, matthew.. nice to visit you again!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 3:32:00 AM
    Yeah well said, keep writin, long may u write, yor words inspire! Even dis piece was super.

  1. Date: 10/24/2013 7:30:00 PM
    I love the ending... we should not stop doing what we love.. like you said... Full speed ahead... love...SKAT

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 2:54:00 PM
    You tell 'em, matt. To heck with capitalists and communists (not sure on socialism yet, I am thinking it might not be so bad these days).

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 1:44:00 PM
    - Thoughts on a paper .... Sing your song from the heart Matthew. - Well done, like it !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)