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On Becoming a Poet

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Below is the poem entitled On Becoming a Poet which was written by poet Nancy Jones. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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On Becoming a Poet

From whence comes the muse wherein prompts?
The average one-year-old knows ten words.
You can be anything thatcha wanna.

It's very important that you learn phonics, short and
long ees, not to mention dotted i's and crossed t's.
From whence comes the muse wherein prompts?

Columbus was good, upon that we all agree,
so was Grant for the yankees and Lee for the crackers.
You can be anything thatcha wanna.

All the right men in all the right places
Jive to the system, fall into their graces
From whence comes the muse wherein prompts?

Play by the rules and don't make a fuss,
we'll create gold out of thin air, just trust us (and get back to WORK!)
You can be anything thatcha wanna.

One morning all the pain exploded into colors
could no longer be concealed by the white, black and grey.
From whence comes the muse, wherein prompts?
You can be anything thatcha wanna!


This was inspired by Michael J. Falotico's 'test that I didn't get under the wire for.  Thanks for the inspiration, MJF!!

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  1. Date: 12/7/2011 6:01:00 AM
    When I teach Bible, one of the things that I try to impress upon my class is that there is always a point of view to history. when I was a kid Custer was considered a hero, now a days he's a villan, what changed? Not Custer, only our point of view. Aren't you glad that I never taught you Bible?

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    Date: 12/7/2011 11:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    On the contrary, had I learned that in Sunday School woulda knocked a whole lotta wanderin' time off of my spiritual journey!
  1. Date: 12/7/2011 1:03:00 AM
    A good thoughtful 'one Nancy..) the spirit stirrs" i see..! twirling colours emotions and "sense" (good to question) enjoyed this read..! yours Joe)

  1. Date: 12/6/2011 6:51:00 PM
    That's beautiful! Bummer you missed too :o(