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The confusing world of Poetry

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The confusing world of Poetry

The confusing world of poetry

Clerihews, and couplets
Acrostics, and Haikus
Me head is spinning round and round
Oh Lord I’m so confused
I’d like to read about the stuff
But I really ain’t got time
I’m too busy trying to write
In rhythm and in rhyme

I never was so very clever
I flunked in all at school
I guess me dad, he got it right
He called me village fool
He tried to make me turn out clever
But he didn’t have a chance
Cause I’m a dreamer through and through
You can see that at first glance.

So I don’t know about complex things
I’m just a simple man
But me, I’ve wrote eight thousand songs
And I’ve done it cause I can
The words roll out like a waterfall
And they come just like they are
And I talk about love, and I talk about life
And the flowers and the stars.

25 July 2013 @ 0925hrs.

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  1. Date: 7/25/2013 11:29:00 AM
    write on, peter, and i'll read your simple poems and enjoy them all!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/25/2013 1:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ilene, so nice of you Peter
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 2:41:00 AM
    - Write your poems as you wish ....... it is the words and thoughts that matters ... your poems come from the heart ... and it is beautiful, Peter!! - Have a nice day! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/25/2013 1:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anne Lise, you are too good to me Peter
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 9:48:00 PM
    It seems to me that simplicity must be a higher form of intelligence. If your thoughts become too complex you can get swallowed up in the chaos and forget to smell the flowers. Those moments give life significance.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/25/2013 1:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your nice comments Kathryn...Petter
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 9:31:00 PM
    If rhyme is your 'voice'. Write on. We love to read about flowers and stars and trees and bees. SuZ

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/25/2013 1:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you SuZ Peter
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 9:00:00 PM
    Me thinks you need not worry about the confinement since the waterfall brings such beauty! :) Beautiful write.....Such truth. Words from the heart...unconfined...are the most beautiful of all... :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/24/2013 9:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Eileen, once the first line comes the stuff nearly writes itself, it's always been like this thank you for reading my stuff Peter.
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 9:00:00 PM
    Me thinks you never not worry about the confinement since the waterfall brings such beauty! :) Beautiful write.....Such truth. Words from the heart...unconfined...are the most beautiful of all... :)

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 8:39:00 PM
    Wow, eight thousand songs!! I'm seriously impressed. Your sense of rhythm is apparent in your poetry. NIce one, my friend. Licia :-)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/24/2013 9:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Licia; I have been writing for over forty years And I have always had a lot to say lol Peter