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To Poets Who Say They Are Not Poets

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To Poets Who Say They Are Not Poets

The doorway to my mind,
once again shall be forever closed.
For words I used to fling,
like birds notes as they sing,
Have all been properly disposed.

This world that I tried to change,
has kept me hidden from its view.
So I would begin to think,
that my words just stink,
although that may not be actually true?

Thinking of myself as a poet
though maybe nothing more than a bumbling fool.
From my heart I would pour,
simple words to adore,
but perhaps I should have studied poetry in school.

Yet a sadness still grips my heart,
like a thorny rosebush as it grows.
With the beauty of its flowers,
growing skyward as it towers,
though near it no one ever goes.

Many poets say they are not poets.
I say this mere fact is simply untrue.
For the words you write,
are read with pure delight,
once written from the soul within you.

Written By:DannyBoy
Some guy who thought he was a poet
On 2-6-13

Copyright © Dan Kearley

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  1. Date: 10/8/2013 7:30:00 PM
    Dan, this is a write every poet can relate too. Sometimes we think our poems are not good enough, but they are written from our hearts. Nice job.

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 5:47:00 PM
    Your words always touch my soul Dan....awesome write! hugs

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 11:24:00 AM
    You definitely capture heart and soul with your poetry Dan.

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 7:17:00 PM
    very nicely written Dan ;}

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 10:01:00 PM
    Your final stanza sums it up wonderfully Dan Man......gr8 poem and an interesting poet.... Shaz :)

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 9:10:00 AM
    these are exceptional Dan,, you are indeed a poet, and having written these, many more may believe they are too, thank you...

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 9:59:00 PM
    Another splendid write, Dan. You're one of my favorite poets to read. Your lines are all so heartwarming and genuine. Keep it up! :) Always. Laura

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 11:58:00 AM
    grand expression by THE POET, enjoyed reading...

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 8:02:00 AM
    maybe we could go to poetry school together, lol, but seriously, you know you're good, uh-huh, you know it... :)

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 1:30:00 AM
    Hi Dan without doubt a poet, it is there for all to see, have a good day my friend, all the best Big O

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 4:25:00 PM
    Very refreshing Dan, A poet indeed my friend :)

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 3:43:00 PM
    A poet's plight? Very well expressed, Dan... Terry

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 2:18:00 PM
    Hi Dan Great poem. Sometimes it is difficult to put into words exactly how you feel. but you have done a great job with this poem.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 1:48:00 PM
    I do not call myself a "poet" - but I have the pleasure of writing - if I can make others happy with what I write, it is just nice. - You write very well Dan, and delight others with your poems .... keep it up. - oxox f.e.f. / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 1:47:00 PM
    What hu!.. Dan, this man is all poet ... Anyways ~ maybe we are only an illusion of what we wanna be when it comes to expression... ... well thanks God for the soup... I love living in denial here... LOL... JK.... enjoyed your thoughts... PD