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The Greatest Poet Ever

I got to wonderin' the other day
who was the greatest poet ever?
Was it a guy named Willie Shakespeare
or someone much more clever?

I thought it over for quite a while
just who this guy might be.
Then suddenly a light went on!
By God, it could be me!

So I'm gonna write a Masterpiece.
Just you wait and see.
It'll be the best poem ever wrote
and the author will be me!

Everyone from near and far
will know my famous name.
The poem I write will be so great
it will bring me worldwide fame!

I'll be chauffeured 'round in limousines
and flown in private jets.
Everyone will call me "sir"
and I'll have no regrets.

I'll be treated just like Royalty,
No matter where I go.
I'll be waited on hand and foot,
just to let you know.

So when you're in my presence
don't you forget to bow,
cause I'll be the greatest poet ever,
I'm tellin' you right now!

That's it - My mind's made up
and since I'm gonna be so great,
I decided I won't write it now,
you're just gonna have to wait!

  written 3/5/11

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  1. Date: 2/24/2015 9:11:00 AM
    Love it, Ralph. Great ending. Another seven!

  1. Date: 4/19/2014 9:51:00 PM
    another win for you with this GREAT poem, Ralph. Congrats. Hope you visit me sometime!!

  1. Date: 4/18/2014 6:52:00 PM
    i thoroughly enjoyed this one, ralph! congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 4/18/2014 3:43:00 PM
    Hola, Ralph, congratulations.... ... by the way I have something to say to all who supported my ANY POEM # 19 contest. Shame on me, Shame on me! Please forgive me, for not taking the time, to CONGRATULATE and adore all the winning poems for a second or third time. I AM VERY LATE:(-- I was a little mad at the world. However, this is my winning list, I will give everyone the same love and support. I'm dropping by with a Copy Paste note from the bottom of my heart. I am sorry, it's not like me, to walk away, as if nothing. Truly, I appreciate every winning poem, and HM. LOVE

  1. Date: 4/17/2014 12:02:00 PM
    Lovely write Ralph n great win ! Congrats ! Well u never know ,,, wait to go great ,,, wishes!!!

  1. Date: 4/17/2014 7:40:00 AM
    Big round of applause for this hilarious poem and also... awaiting... encore encore Congrats on this write and your WIN Dutch Greetings elly

  1. Date: 4/17/2014 5:59:00 AM
    Very witty and enjoyable, Ralph!! I am ready to wait, but time is not on my side!!! //congrats on win. // paul

  1. Date: 4/17/2014 5:55:00 AM
    hahahhahahha the anticipation put to climax then ending it with a cute funny way.. :D hahahahhahahaha. :) CONGRatulations.. :) =olive_eloi

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 12:33:00 AM
    My hearty congratulations on your win my dear friend. Thank you so much as well for sharing your excellent write. Have a grace-filled wkend! Love lots and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 7:29:00 PM
    Ralph, a lovely win...SKAT

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 9:21:00 PM
    Ralph, CONGRATULATIONS!!! With your awesome good poem' in Nathan's contest... Linda

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 8:17:00 PM
    congrats Nate

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 5:32:00 PM
    I clicked on Poetry Soups best Poets in Rhyme...and up came the greatest Poet who ever lived...which of course is you.....Love this...thanks.....

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 1:41:00 PM
    An oldie but a goodie. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 10:02:00 PM
    RALPH, still congratulating all my sisters past contest. . Now I'm on the poets favorite poem contest.. I'm actually amazed with all these poems. I see why they are chosen as a favorite poem by other poets...a Super Congratulations here. I think I agreed with all the winners in this contest... love~PD

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 1:03:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in SKAT's "Members Favorite Poem" contest Ralph. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 6:20:00 AM
    great write ....congrats on your win Ralph

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 4:56:00 AM
    Ralph a belated congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 2:53:00 PM
    Very funny... congratulations on your win... Terry

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 9:47:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Ralph!!!