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Writing The Perfect Poem

Why do we do what we do?
Writing words day after day
Unsure if anyone will read them
If they will get the message we tried to say
A million words with many meanings
Thrown together in our language
How will we know the right ones?
They ones which say what we want to say
Just one word, one syllable, one letter
Out of the place where it should be
The meaning could be lost
We struggle through endless hours
Wondering and writing
Cutting and pasting words and lines
Then in a miraculous moment
It happens
The words are right
The syllables are right
Each and every letter is right
After all the pain and stress
Our child is born
We post in on-line
Publish it in a book
We send our child out into the world
And no one reads it

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  1. Date: 10/15/2010 11:28:00 AM
    Robert, Congratulations! On having your poem featured this week. A poem well deserved, keep the fascinating poetry coming" Nathan D."

  1. Date: 10/15/2010 11:20:00 AM
    Robert, congratulations on having your poem featured this week! They sure picked a gem from out of your inspiring collection of superb poetry. Very glad that I stumbled across your work today~Chris

  1. Date: 10/15/2010 10:33:00 AM
    Excellent! Congrats on having your poem featured this week! Not having one's poems read is a poet's nightmare... however, 11 people have read this one so you really have nothing to be concerned about:)

  1. Date: 10/15/2010 9:23:00 AM
    GOOD MORNING, ROBERT, CoNGRATULATIoNS ON HAVING YOUR POEM FEATURED THIS WEEK*luv~SKAT"

  1. Date: 10/13/2010 1:09:00 PM
    Robert, hello & Congratulations! On your awesome & well done poem being featured this week: ) have a nice one,..p.d. "

  1. Date: 10/13/2010 7:25:00 AM
    the last line, sent an unexplained chill down my spine, every poet's nightmare, but then again, its the release of emotions that matters first..(for me :) )...great read..Iman

  1. Date: 10/12/2010 6:36:00 AM
    Congrats on having your poem being featured on the Poetry Soup home page this week. Please keep your creative caps on, let your poetry pen keep painting your poetry pads with colors of creativity. Thanks for sharing this with us and have a wonderful week ahead. Love always, Adeleke

  1. Date: 10/11/2010 1:38:00 PM
    Congrats on your featured poem, after reading it, i can say it deserves the spot.

  1. Date: 10/11/2010 5:34:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week Robert what a great way to have it seen. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/10/2010 3:33:00 PM
    Congrats Robert on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a great one to share with us all luv..

  1. Date: 10/10/2010 12:36:00 PM
    I write because I have to, its in my blood and deep in my soul, sometimes the words dont always come easily and other times they flow like the rushing tide and I write for my own gratification - if others enjoy it too then thats a wonderful bonus. Many congrats on your feature this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 4/9/2010 3:17:00 PM
    I HEAR YOU OUT!! I LIKE HOW YOU REFER TO OUR POEMS AS OUR CHILD.. IT IS TRUE BECAUSE WE PUT SO MUCH INTO IT NOT SURE IF IT PLEASES OTHERS JUST HOPING THEY DO ENJOY IT.. I LIKE THIS WRITE.. BECAUSE YOUR PUTTING ALOT OF YOUR MESSAGES SAYING WHAT YOU THINK, ENJOYED

  1. Date: 4/9/2010 2:17:00 PM
    Heartbreak is what you write...Sometimes it just takes one special one that captures one person's eye and word of mouth and it sets the ball to rolling...Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara