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Puzzle Me Not

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Puzzle Me Not

When I awake to winter skies of gray
And poetry that would defy my mind,
I'm not tempted its phrases to display
In hope some gem of wisdom I might find
For such a task I'm truly disinclined.

Nor do I bother with  careless poet
Who has not pride to edit chosen word.
Neither he nor spell check seems to know it,
Same sound, another spelling is preferred.
The one he's used is just a bit absurd.

To be sure there are poets in our band,
Who turn a phrase in a peculiar way,
Well worth the time it takes to understand,
So richly clever they deserve a stay.
You'll find them in our pages here today.

I love poems with soft and easy flow,
Not writings that assault my intellect.
Spot of wisdom or bit of "in the know"
And a new metaphor just for effect,
Is enough for most readers, I suspect.

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  1. Date: 5/6/2014 11:24:00 PM
    Joyce, I felt like I learned something about your heart and passion in this poem.. A great write and win friend!

  1. Date: 5/6/2014 11:30:00 AM
    Joyce,, Congrats on your poem about poetry. always & forever -- Linda

  1. Date: 5/5/2014 2:03:00 PM
    Brilliant & fine poem! Congratulations on this win!

  1. Date: 5/3/2014 3:37:00 PM
    Lovely write which flows at ease thanks to the adequate rhyme. congrats on win. // paul

  1. Date: 5/3/2014 8:29:00 AM
    Congrats on a fine win Joyce

  1. Date: 5/3/2014 5:20:00 AM
    Brilliant write on poetry. Congrats on the win, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/2/2014 11:57:00 PM
    wonderful win Joyce, Have a nice weekend.. LOVE.... ... SKAT

  1. Date: 5/2/2014 11:35:00 PM
    A very well expressed opinion about your taste in poetry. I like poems that are more simplistic, too. This was very nicely rhymed, Joyce. Great work! Congrats on your win in my contest!

  1. Date: 5/2/2014 11:19:00 PM
    Wonderful write Joyce,,, u r gem of a poet,,, Congrats on great win !

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 6:23:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 11:03:00 AM
    Dear "Mom", HOPE this Finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. I bet YOU deserve a Congratulations on this POETIC Tapestry. I know how Francine thinks and know YOU will be in the Winners Circle. LOVE ALWAYS and FORVER YOUR "POETRY Son"...Harry Soup Mail Call

  1. Date: 11/2/2012 4:32:00 AM
    Very well written Joyce and I love it for its "easy flow". Good observation here on poets and their poetry. Good luck with the contest.

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 3:07:00 PM
    Hello Joyce, stopping by to wish you a Happy Halloween ;-).~hugs xox hugs~ Please have a happy, fun and safe Halloween. Trick or treat~ Love:-) PD

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 11:21:00 AM
    Joyce what you say is so true and I too prefer the soft and easy flow of poetry. Sometimes I think I totally misunderstand some of the poems out there. Nicely done. love phyl