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Would You Think Less of Me As A Poet

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Would You Think Less of Me As A Poet

Would you think less of me if I told you their names… I sat there for hours looking smashingly sophisticated drinking expensive caffeinated drinks My long chestnut eyelashes resting on my Foster Grants Reading Nobel laureates and others poets blessed with Allen Ginsberg’s waxy seal of approval I read for hours ad nauseum Nothing bled through It was just god awful… Their poetry was dead to me I needed something alive! There they were- poems of all shapes and sizes and promises to enrich my gray intellectually anthologies & morphologies & 6 long centuries of prose Embossed in gold and promised that they would live on forever …oh, no! I would rather ride home naked in the back of a police cruiser or maybe wedge razor blades under my finger nails I almost couldn’t take it any more It was as though the red velvet sofa I was nestled upon was set afire I wanted to click my heels three times and instantaneously be home reading the beloved poems of my friends from Poetry Soup Many do not have their names on the spines of books at expensive book stores or are available to download to a Nook Rather they are the souls that have moved me with their everyday poetry and the friendship from their quills I took. Written by Gwendolen Rix 1-13-12 Written for Carol Brown’s Contest~What I Love Most About Poetry Soup~ *friendship* This poem is dedicated to Chris Aechtner

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  1. Date: 10/5/2012 2:39:00 AM
    Just reading through some of your old poems. You are such a good writer. I enjoyed reading this one. I think I will fav it.

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 2:04:00 PM
    Makes me sigh Gwen, how dear you are with your praise! I too find some of the poetry out there a problem to read or enjoy so we continue here where our loved ones are. I need to fave this to read a hundred times. Love, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 6:21:00 AM
    Gwen this is so refreshing ,to see someone else that feels like I do about poetry. If you have not seen my, 'Poetry ' have a look. Great poem !!! love it, Hugs Anne

  1. Date: 1/27/2012 6:23:00 PM
    Congratulations on your amazing write. Good job. Best regards, Jon

  1. Date: 1/27/2012 1:02:00 AM
    Congratulations, Gwendolen, on your 1st prize win. Great poem and so understood! Love, Maureen

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 10:19:00 PM
    nothing can be better than feeling the heart of friends throught the written word, gwenie.. sentimental, dazzling write with congrats and huggs! :)

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 4:21:00 PM
    Definitely a Ist Place winner, Gwendolen!! And a fine dedication to Chris. Congratulations! Enjoyed reading this! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 11:06:00 AM
    Well earned win here Gwendolen, congratulations.......!

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 10:46:00 AM
    A most beautiful piece of poetry, very sincere and warming. I think you are right, it would seem that many of us do not have our names on the spine of a book... but alas these are the ones who are probably more deserving. This poetry is worthy of such says I. Congratulations on your well deserved win!

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 10:19:00 AM
    congrats Gwendolen on a fantastic first place win for this loving tribute to PS.. we all luv this site .. thankxx for special words..

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 10:12:00 AM
    Wow Gwen. This is special. Held me all the way through. Congratulations

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 9:27:00 AM
    What a wonderful poem....this one stands out!!! Wonderful, Gwen....I love this one!

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 7:23:00 AM
    Congratulation on your superb win, my friend. Loved and enjoyed, bl

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 7:17:00 AM
    A rather unique and creative approach to the contest, speaks volumes of your ability to write where the wind blows, must have been pretty breezy in the back of the police cruiser, I hope you had a sympathetic officer, love and light, vie

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 7:04:00 AM
    Gwen, congrats on your win, superb..David

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 5:49:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in my "What I Love Most About PoetrySoup" contest Gwen. Thank you for your support. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/16/2012 11:07:00 PM
    wow... Rix... this is very pretty... a nice dedication... and what happen to your avatar... I swear I'd seen a sweet picture of you... love this one too...maybe it was another Gwendolen... about a week ago or so... really this is a brilliant poem,..p.d.

  1. Date: 1/16/2012 5:07:00 AM
    i must say this is a charming killer, gwenie.. those classic poets may have their laurels but yes, friends' verses are much more right on the heart-spot... i'll drink to this-- some tea and a splash of raindrops to dwell on this gem of a piece... i rate this A+ which isn't my style because i am a real crabby teacher, lol!... greeeat stuff!!... :) huggs!

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 7:28:00 PM
    Wow Gwen this is such a different type from you and you even surprised me with your ending! Fantastic! I'm glad Chris liked it-a nice dedication :)

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 6:59:00 PM
    it is indeed soo sweet. I just read a few for the contest and if i might say Gwen, yours is simply quite unique!