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The Poet

I remember the first time 
     I called myself a poet
       When someone asked what I do 
        With all the time in my day
          Not really sure how to answer 
        That one very easy question
      It somehow slipped from my mouth 
   At that time this way
 I'm A Poet?...

Still unsure if I was worthy to call myself that
  Though as the saying goes 
    "I had just now made my bed"
       And sleep in it I will
         For poetry to me is a thrill
       With it being the only way 
    To remove the thoughts from my head
  But Dare I Say I'm A Poet?...

But that's what poets do!
  They write words that flow through
     In hopes of sparking a thought or feeling
       In another persons mind
          So as I live out each day
        I let the words fall where they may
      With a thought that someone will be delighted 
   When reading the poems they may find
 So I Guess I Could Call Myself A Poet?...

Now on a mental crusade you might say
   On a journey through the thoughts
      And different memories of my life
        Writing down everything
           That decides to develop in my mind
          After life and dreams...
        Some petty little things...
      Though nothing...
   To be ever written...
 In spite...



 
This Is Me "The Poet!"...  :o)




PD's Contest: The Poet 
2-26-13

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  1. Date: 8/28/2013 3:29:00 PM
    It's funny, I too have written about being a poet; one called TAP TAP and 2 others not yet posted. Through Poetry we are able to allow others to glimpse into our very being. I really liked the way you expressed those thoughts. Thank you. Allan

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 9:34:00 PM
    Your poetry is stunning. Love how you structured this one. I agree with many of these comments. You are truly a great poet and a treasure to read. I will continue reading . Forgive me, I need to catch up!!! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 12:54:00 PM
    I really like the way you did this. I think I like yours better then mine, thank you for reading my " Kaleidoscope "

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 6:29:00 AM
    This was awesome! I know you even better now :) how you been my friend? I hope to be around a bit more now! take care and have an awesome day! cory

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 11:59:00 AM
    Dan, this little autobiographical poem of yours hits home 'cuz no matter what I write I can't help but compare my writing to other "real" writers (i.e. poets). That being said, I NEVER feel like what I've written is good enough and that I'm always missing the mark. Still, something keeps driving poets like us to keep on attempting the impossible. So don't quit 'cuz your on an excellent roll of positively creative & intelligent work. Cheers, Terry PS: Thanks again for stopping by earlier):

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:26:00 PM
    Very fine write, Dan!!! Terry

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 2:19:00 AM
    lovely Poet...so glad to stop here and enjoyed your brilliant write :) thanks dear bro Dan :) <3 Sk

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 3:35:00 PM
    belated congrats here Dan, and deserved too, awesome poetry

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 4:23:00 PM
    Glad you are on a mental crusade Dan, for you have blessed us with many fine writes! Awesome write and win! Hugs

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 6:20:00 PM
    Thy art a poet and a very good one...

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 6:08:00 PM
    Congrats, Dan. Excellent. Well done. Congrats. Ralph

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 2/28/2013 8:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Ralph..I haven't seen you in quite sometime?
  1. Date: 2/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
    And a fine poet you are. I like the way you write. People call me a poet. I'm still not sure. Of one thing I'm sure is - I love to write. Thanks for sharing this. Keep writing. Lucilla

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 2/28/2013 8:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Why thank you Lucilla... :o) I'm thankful for your visits,and kind comments always.You are a fine poet also yourself! :o) You keep right on a writing!
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 7:20:00 PM
    I think I will embark on your crusade Dan, you make it sound like so much fun, out in the harbor we'll sail to the wind, until every word has been written and binned Congrats on your special win xxx

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 2/28/2013 8:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so very much dear Mystic Rose...It is a joy to set sail to the wind. A sailing we shall go! :o) xxx
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 4:52:00 PM
    Congrats Dan. :-)

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 2/28/2013 8:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Donna...I love them old Chevy trucks. :o)
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 3:19:00 PM
    Lovely Dan...good luck....

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 2/28/2013 8:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :o)
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 11:18:00 AM
    My fav! I love it, Dan! I share your feelings, fully. Very nice introspective poem - about the poet in all of us here. Cheers, Roy

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 2/28/2013 8:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Roy.I truly happy you enjoyed it...And yes we are all poets here. Cheers back to ya!
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 10:50:00 AM
    Many congratulations on the top spot xx

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 2/28/2013 8:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Mandy. :o) Sorry I haven't been around much...
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 7:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on your big win. Nicely done. Connie

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 2/28/2013 8:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Connie. :o)
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 3:29:00 AM
    You are a poet, believe it, and trust in yourself. Some have it, you do! Jennifer

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 2/28/2013 8:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Jennifer.I believe you do too. :o)
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 2:21:00 AM
    First place in the contest !!!! - When you are a talented POET !!!!!! - Congratulations, Dan !!!!!!!! - Have a lovely day. - f.e.f. / / oxox Anne-Lise :)

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