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The Poet Trochee

Connie Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong - LIFETIME Premium Member Connie Marcum Wong - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled The Poet Trochee which was written by poet Connie Marcum Wong. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Poet Trochee

A poet beams his spotlight
On words dark and light.
It’s for us to decipher
Words seen through his sight.

He knows dangers in this world
Always will exist.
Instead of swords, he wields words
Giving us his best.




**This poem was written in Andrea Dietrich's wonderful invented 
poetry form The 7/5 Trochee with Rhyme Scheme a/b/c/b**


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  1. Date: 6/7/2014 9:46:00 AM
    connie, I decided to look through your BEST poems. I wish I knew how Soup decided them: whether they are based on number of comment, reads or Faves, but in any event, I am pleased to see your TROCHEE was in the middle of the Best poetry pages!!!

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 6/7/2014 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well, This poem is on the Fav. list and so the others that I can tell so maybe that is how. Your form is a great one for those who love to write haiku or shorter poems to try. I like it a lot Andrea. Mahalo and Aloha, Connie
  1. Date: 6/2/2012 8:23:00 PM
    CONNIE, a wonderful congratulations in Andrea's 7/5 TROCHEE contest~ :-) PD

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 1:55:00 AM
    Very nice! Belated congratulations, Connie! Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 12:46:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Connor in the trochee contest! Yours was one of my favorite entries.The pen is mightier than the sword and more powerful! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 1:35:00 AM
    MY COMPUTER DIED AND I CAN'T MAKE COMMENTS UNTIL I GET IT FIXED. SO SORRY. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU WHO WERE RECOGNIZED IN ANDREA'S TROCHEE CONTEST AND THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR COMMENTS. LOTUS

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 6:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Andrea's "The 7/5 Trochee" contest Connie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 1:40:00 AM
    Connie big congrats on your win, love it..David

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 12:15:00 AM
    hooray! my fav won...:-) Congratulations on your win Connie!! big hugs, thinking of you...love ya, deb

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 12:12:00 AM
    Connie, I'm very pleased that you tried my contest and that you chose such a fitting theme as the poet! You alwasy write so well of our craft! Congratulations for your win in my first 5/7 Trochee contest.

  1. Date: 5/23/2012 12:05:00 PM
    Wow that is wonderful poem so good luck in Andrea's contest Connie. love phyl

  1. Date: 5/16/2012 12:42:00 PM
    great write here, Connie. I'm sure Andrea will love it too

  1. Date: 5/16/2012 11:11:00 AM
    Well I hope you entered this in her contest! It's true we poets see so much...some of us more braver than others, lol :)

  1. Date: 5/15/2012 5:41:00 PM
    ok...this is a fav Connie!!! How wonderfully awsome!! Well Done!! Best wishes in the contest, I know Andrea will love it! Big hugs, love ya :) deb

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 5/16/2012 12:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you very much Deb. I am so happy people seem to like this poem, so I hope Andrea will too.
  1. Date: 5/8/2012 7:15:00 PM
    So cool Connie, great form, trust Andrea to come up with something new. I do enjoy reading other's poetry, there are some really unique minds out there and they sure need to be appreciated. Lovely poem to decorate the subject!

  1. Date: 5/8/2012 11:05:00 AM
    Ah, I love how you did a counterpart for "the Poetess"! And to write it in Andrea's form, wowee! You just make it seem so easy! I love the thoughts you put in here and like your other poem, I can think of poets who can fit this description! I smile knowing you had a meaningful bday doing reiki for others, and how lovely that you saw your granddaughter! Yes, having a slow computer & connection can be so frustrating! Xoxo to you :D

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 10:04:00 AM
    Connie, this is excellent, andrea will love this, love the message here also. harry

  1. Date: 5/6/2012 3:10:00 AM
    Connie, I love this, it is so cool, Andrea will love it as well, good luck, got over your birthday celebrations yet? ha ha ha...David

  1. Date: 5/5/2012 1:07:00 PM
    Lovely written Connie, this is words of light.-Congratulations with your newborn granddaughter!Will believe it soon will be a new poem abot the little princess. - Have a lovely weekend in sunshine and love. - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 5/5/2012 12:54:00 PM
    This is a good poem Connie, but if I were to help you, I'd do this: "On words BOTH dark and light". It will help the metre. Also, if you were to add "them" after decipher, to make up the four beats, this would make a big difference. I hope this helps. Your subject is very good. Words can do so much to affect the other person. It doesn't take much to show love, but it doesn't take much either to show hatred. A lovely poem I thought.

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 5/5/2012 1:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Josie. I would take your advice but you see it needs to have the 7/5 syllable count because this is Andrea's 7/5 Trochee. If I add extra words, it will not be in form. You may view her form at: http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/75trochee.html