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i'm not an intellectual

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i'm not an intellectual

i'm not an intellectual
really
i'm not

i've read a book
or two

lost a buck
or few

i'm not an intellectual
really
i got

more heart
than brains

more wings
than chains

besides,
a smart ass
is exactly that

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  1. Date: 12/1/2009 10:46:00 AM
    I think you're a very good writer, thanks for the comment.

  1. Date: 11/19/2009 6:39:00 PM
    I agree. jhl

  1. Date: 11/18/2009 11:42:00 AM
    ...call me crazy but a group of strangers who've never seen my face or heard my voice just doesn't qualify as family. You're probably the only person on this site I hoped would understand. I feel weird here and I think I'm about ready to stop checking my email a thousand times a day. sorry if this was tmi, at any rate take care and maybe we'll run into each other in the real world some day...

  1. Date: 11/18/2009 11:40:00 AM
    Hi Brian. I was looking for more recent posts but noticed you weren't active for a while. I'm in a similar position myself, not much left to write but still check back here every now and then. Thanks for your comment on my recent and possibly last work. To be honest I'm started to feel alienated from all the happy good cheer this site exudes all the time. Every one here is so convinced we're supposed to be some loving family. I don't feel that way and I never have....

  1. Date: 11/17/2009 1:34:00 PM
    Very funny poem! your heart wears your brain! and that is where it should be worn! thank you for your comments, love Simone

  1. Date: 8/14/2009 11:10:00 PM
    If you like forms and shapes check my last poem. Have a great night-day. Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/10/2009 9:27:00 PM
    Great poem Brian, really nice pacing and rhythm.

  1. Date: 6/4/2009 1:21:00 PM
    You seem to have much in terms of both heart and brains, Brian, and you're lucky to have wings that allow your poetry to soar. Excellent poem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/3/2009 10:05:00 PM
    you' re an intellectual my friend ,you've got more heart than brains and that is why you write beautifully,and more wings than chains so you can write freely about anything,verses of expression---bravo--fantastico--charma:)

  1. Date: 5/30/2009 1:14:00 PM
    Great poem...very nice indeed Brian...it all comes from the heart and not the brain...I am also giving you the link where you can download my poetry book as you wanted to read more of poems written by myself: http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/the-eleventh-finger/7216756 God bless you.

  1. Date: 5/24/2009 4:40:00 AM
    Hah! I totally love this! Great stuff. :) Wonderful ending and this is really quite clever. Love Christie

  1. Date: 5/24/2009 12:48:00 AM
    Great, fantastic work, my friend. "more heart/ than brains/more wings/than chains"...brilliant lines! Just one or two books? Although it's hard to believe, I think that You're missing something. : ) Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/22/2009 5:51:00 PM
    Oh this is brilliant! You don't need the intellectuals my friend, you have the talent. :) Great to read this!

  1. Date: 5/22/2009 8:35:00 AM
    And talent too Brian Sometimes we cannot see ourselves.But yours shines through your words.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 5/22/2009 5:57:00 AM
    Dear Brian, Definitely interesting, and as a fan who loves what you do with pen and paper, I would call you an intellectual who knows how to create a line and give it direction. This is very clever and just shows your big brain.

  1. Date: 5/22/2009 4:12:00 AM
    This is in the Langston mold my friend..quick, sharp, and makes a point that doesn't always jump off at you..love this..only wish I wrote it...good work.