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Readers Blues

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Readers Blues

I've read it three times and it still makes no sense
What's this all about I'm so frustrated I just want
to throw the bloody thing out. Who is she and 
what is he? All these forms, Haiku, Tanka, Senury 
Who are they? I don't have a clue, sounds
like foreign diplomats that's the rue.

Metaphors that are really hard to figure out,
makes my head hurt that's what I'm
talking about.
Just shoot it to me straight that would sure
be great.

For Judy Konos contest
Put yourself in the readers shoes
deadline September 4, 2011

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  1. Date: 9/28/2011 8:25:00 PM
    Hi Jack, I'm in your boat, love the fact that some of us are just too stupid to figure it out. Nevertheless, we get by somehow with what we write and this expresses confusion of the matter perfectly.

  1. Date: 8/20/2011 4:40:00 AM
    the vowels get agitated, when i'm near about, tripping over emselves, usually kick me out. yet i'm still in doubt:)

    Ross jr. Avatar Jack Ross jr.
    Date: 8/20/2011 3:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Mate, you always make me laugh and lift my spirit, I so much apprieciate that about you....with love...your mate old Jack
  1. Date: 8/10/2011 7:57:00 AM
    Sometimes reading poems can be a bit of a puzzle Jack. I know where your coming from. Good luck in the contest :)

    Ross jr. Avatar Jack Ross jr.
    Date: 8/10/2011 2:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so very much for you kind comments, much appreciated Sir James...with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/9/2011 3:16:00 PM
    I read the poem, but I don't understand and find anything offensive to me, Jack.

    Ross jr. Avatar Jack Ross jr.
    Date: 8/9/2011 3:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you sir I am so very glad I treasure everyone at poetry soup. I appreciate your insight and your leadership and talent...with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/9/2011 1:37:00 PM
    I like this one. Good job. Very best of luck in the contest

    Ross jr. Avatar Jack Ross jr.
    Date: 8/10/2011 2:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so very much for you kind comments Sir Kevin, much appreciate....with love....old Jack
  1. Date: 8/9/2011 1:12:00 AM
    Jack-Love it! So true :) I bet this will place high. :) Good luck to you!

    Ross jr. Avatar Jack Ross jr.
    Date: 8/9/2011 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much lovely Lady for your kind comments much appreciated...with love...old Jack...I'm not so sure that it will, I think I may have upset some of my friends here with it unintentionally, and I don't kid myslef I know my poems are very amatuer, but I do love writing and love the people at poetrysoup most are very kind and loving.
  1. Date: 8/8/2011 8:15:00 PM
    Smile, *^_^* “Yesss, Some Things Can Be A Bit Vague to Grasp & Even Frustrating Perhaps??? *^_^* Kind of Like Jesus Christ's Parables May Have Been Unto Certain People Once Upon A Time Yet, As Far As Say Art May Be Concerned Well, Need I Explain My Dear Precious Friend Jack But, Yesss Again, I Can Surely Imagine The Possibilities Here My Man & Can Somewhat Empathize; Kool Write!” === My Love Unto You & Yours, Always & Forever, Jasper *

    Ross jr. Avatar Jack Ross jr.
    Date: 8/8/2011 10:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind comments, very much appreciated Jasper....with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/8/2011 4:42:00 PM
    This is great Jack....The very best of luck in the contest...it reads like a winner!!!!!!!

    Ross jr. Avatar Jack Ross jr.
    Date: 8/8/2011 4:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much lovely Lady for your kind and gracious comments, much appreciated...with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/8/2011 3:41:00 PM
    Very nice, hugs Anita

    Ross jr. Avatar Jack Ross jr.
    Date: 8/8/2011 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much lovely Lady for your kind comments....with love and hugs...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/8/2011 2:46:00 PM
    I feel the same as Nikko, so true. a great piece you wrote here enjoyed it. thank you for commenting on Under the Stars.

    Ross jr. Avatar Jack Ross jr.
    Date: 8/8/2011 3:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you kind sir for you kind comments, much appreciated....with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/8/2011 11:45:00 AM
    Can't help but nod and smile to this one's Jack :)! Sometimes, I can just be plain 'ol stumped over a write and find myself wondering whether I am the only one not getting it? I think sometimes too much metaphors can cloud the poem too much...very honest poem, really liked this :D

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    Date: 8/8/2011 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you very much kind sir for your kind comments....with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/8/2011 9:11:00 AM
    I'm with you, Jack, all the way on this one. Love metaphors but only if they make sense!!

    Ross jr. Avatar Jack Ross jr.
    Date: 8/8/2011 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much lovely Lady for your kind comments.....with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/7/2011 11:34:00 PM
    love this fair-and-square sweet rant, jack... winning wishes to you! :) huggs, nette

    Ross jr. Avatar Jack Ross jr.
    Date: 8/8/2011 3:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so very much for your kind comments lovely Lady...with love and huggs...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/7/2011 9:55:00 PM
    I really like this and it is so true. Sometimes I just give up and move on and decide I'm rather dense when a poem makes abosolutely no sense to me. I like them clear and to the point like this one. Thanks for your kind comments. Joyce

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    Date: 8/7/2011 10:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you lovely Lady for your kind comments, much appreciated...with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/7/2011 9:31:00 PM
    And what would be the fun in that Jack. Nice poem. Good luck in the contest. Love and Light, Vienna.

    Ross jr. Avatar Jack Ross jr.
    Date: 8/7/2011 10:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you lovely Lady..tis so true that I am not nearly as bright as you...lol...with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/7/2011 9:15:00 PM
    good one and sounds like just what the contest ordered, Jack. Good luck in the contest...and thanks for yoiur comments

    Ross jr. Avatar Jack Ross jr.
    Date: 8/7/2011 10:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you kind sir, very much appreciated....with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/7/2011 6:18:00 PM
    Hello Jack Ross jr., Thank you for your comment on my poem "A Messanger From Hell" glad you liked it. I will say you really write a lot and very well God Bless, keep on writting. Dennis Davis

    Ross jr. Avatar Jack Ross jr.
    Date: 8/7/2011 8:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your kind comments, much appreciated Dennis....your work is really good enjoyed.....with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/7/2011 4:39:00 PM
    excellent Jack..I like the honest approach luv to just how readers feel sometimes.. good luck in the contest.. and am practicing containing emotions as an experiment to see how it affect the body.. my brain is readily accepting this new genre..luv..

    Ross jr. Avatar Jack Ross jr.
    Date: 8/7/2011 4:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your kind comments lovely Lady, much appreciated thought I should enter at least one contest...lol.....with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/7/2011 4:15:00 PM
    I love this poem, it says so much! There are many poems out there and some are just downright confusing and their forms they use just crazy, but your form and what you wrote was just amazing!! Thanks for the fine write and the great expression!

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    Date: 8/7/2011 4:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you kind sir your kind comments are appreciated much....with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/7/2011 3:57:00 PM
    Yes, some poets are a bit too arcane or esoteric in their writing methods. I don't mind having to read a poem twice, but I expect to understand it then. This is a good one. Good luck in the contest. Robert.

    Ross jr. Avatar Jack Ross jr.
    Date: 8/7/2011 4:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much kind Gentleman for your kind remarks, much appreciated....with love....old Jack
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