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The Writer and the Poet

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The Writer and the Poet

Places beyond the things we see,
fading shadows of the past.
We see them now but through our minds-
and until written, they can’t last.

Kings that ruled justly from the throne,
ships that have sailed the seas through time,
stories the poet wants to make known,
thoughts that dance the edge of our minds.

When not inspired by things without,
it’s then that we look deep within.
The limitless themes that we write about
take the reader to where we ‘ve been.

Lines from the writer and the poet
are new wonders that grace each page.
They fill volumes before you know it
becoming writes of a passing age.

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  1. Date: 2/26/2010 6:15:00 PM
    I ENJOYED READING THIS POEM... IT WAS VERY INTERESTING IRMA

  1. Date: 2/20/2010 9:47:00 PM
    Thankxxx for your kind words my co writing friend... hope all is well ... I have been busy, busy, busy, and writing too... talk soon.. luv.. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 2/20/2010 7:50:00 AM
    i enjoyed that

  1. Date: 2/17/2010 5:28:00 PM
    All said is true,,you have captured the words of both a writer and a poet,I can add an artist too..beautiful.,,,Charma

  1. Date: 2/10/2010 5:00:00 PM
    What an interesting reflection on writing. Nice use of imagery. Keep on writing! Best wishes with your book. Karen

  1. Date: 2/4/2010 7:30:00 PM
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  1. Date: 2/3/2010 2:05:00 PM
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  1. Date: 1/30/2010 11:58:00 AM
    I like it! We create worlds through words.

  1. Date: 1/29/2010 8:14:00 PM
    U are welcome ... U can fill me in on your weekend later ....get busy on our co write too... luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 1/29/2010 7:46:00 PM
    Beautiful and elegant lines.. from your gifted pen.. I HAVE RETURNED... see new poem... Whiz Kid...

  1. Date: 1/29/2010 8:06:00 AM
    This one is really good.I am going through your poems and reading them.I may not comment on all of them but believe That is what my goal for the day is.I am still having chest pain.Was up most of the night.They aren't quite as bad.

  1. Date: 1/29/2010 5:06:00 AM
    Great write. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 1/28/2010 8:49:00 PM
    Beautiful, Doug! You've captured the essence of all writers and poets! I especially like the second to last verse. Excellent! Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 1/28/2010 9:51:00 AM
    Even though our poems become "writes of a passing age," many of the great ones have withstood the test of time. I like the way you describe the creative process, Doug. Nice work! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/28/2010 6:26:00 AM
    "The limitless themes" I like that. It reminds one of the freedom that comes with writing. We can go anywhere and do anything in our minds and on the page. Very well penned. Smiles from Lolita