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Poets
Why is it poetry, is a like dirty word and talked of in undertones?
It’s like a naughty postcard, more flesh than there are bones.
Poets tend to deny their art, “I’m not a poet, I’m a rhym-er”
Come on you lot get stuck in don’t be a poetry two-timer.

After a glass of alcohol some may admit-“I like a little verse”
“But no I m not into poetry…” It’s like a speech they did rehearse.
Now poems I’m getting good at, but famous poets I don’t know any
Don’t ask me if I’m a poet, because in wages I don’t earn a penny.

Now rhyme I am not bad at, but at free verse I would stink
As for haiku, senryu, and other forms, I stink I really think…
I listened to some so called poets; decry their art the other day
They denied their art while they listened, to what each other had to say.

Standing there with their poems held high, “I’m not a poet” they all said
Well get down from the microphone and let’s hear a poet instead…
They pass their poems around the table, like some black market currency
Not wanting anyone to see it, but they are at a reading for poetry.

So be loud and proud you poets stand firm for what you believe in
Tell them you are a poet, and just get used to all the teasing
I used to be a shy poet and I write verse with some frivolity
But the definition in my dictionary says “words with a pleasing quality.”

So now I am open to judgement from all of you wonderful poets
You have all commented on my work, but do you really know it?
You all have qualities that scare me, you really seem so clever
So can I finally admit to being a poet, from now on  and forever?	
~GG~ 27/09/2012
 



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  1. Date: 11/21/2012 5:43:00 AM
    Brilliant poem Mandy,Shout to the world ,YOU are a poet.Love it. xx Anne

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 6:56:00 AM
    For me it's all about connecting with people. That's what we're here for and you're doing just fine! warm thoughts, Ralph

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 9/28/2012 7:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ralph xx
  1. Date: 9/27/2012 6:30:00 PM
    i like this poem a lot and i think you're actually making a very valid point. it sounds kind of like bragging to announce "i'm a poet," especially since, as you say, we "don't earn a penny." at least on this site we can freely proclaim our poetic pride and i say to you, "you go, girl!"

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 9/28/2012 1:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You too sweetie xx
  1. Date: 9/27/2012 12:29:00 PM
    I agree with you. This is a beautiful poem.

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 9/28/2012 1:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Vesna xx
  1. Date: 9/27/2012 7:54:00 AM
    Forms or no forms,poetry to me is about emotions,the message in it first of all:) But I have to say when I started writing in English,I was VERY insecure about my writes.Outside my comfortzone I guess..:-) Btw,love your new avatar Mandy! xx

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 9/27/2012 8:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Aw thanks Arild, I can't believe English is not your first language you do it so well and put me to shame I can barley mange it xx
  1. Date: 9/27/2012 4:57:00 AM
    never doubted it, Sweet lady, your words shout to me off the page, while we can get bogged down with form etc, i feel everyone has a part to write in our poetry world. this is an excellent rendition Mandy, from obviously a experience you have witness. yet your poem is so refreshing, so topical. i for one love this..... to my favourites along with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. Date: 9/27/2012 2:25:00 AM
    Yes mam,true words.Poetry is just flow of emotions and all hav it.Yor write is a good one.Hurray to all poets:)

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 9/27/2012 7:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mad, you can't be called mad surely lol xx