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Reading the words of others

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Reading the words of others

Reading the words of others

Sometimes I read through all the words
That others write on Soup
And try so hard to understand
Cause I’m part of this group
And I want to fit in with all
The people on this site
And so I try so very hard
To make sense of what they write

My education isn’t great
I was young when I left school
And mostly I did fail to learn
I couldn’t comprehend at all
So now I see these arty words
And it makes my head go foggy
And as I keep on keeping on
My mind it gets so groggy.

I have me too PTSD
My attention slips away
When I am half way through a poem
My mind it tends to stray
So when I comment on your poems
Just bear with me a bit
If I tend to get it wrong
And make a mess of it.

18 December 2013 @ 1258hrs.

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  1. Date: 3/2/2014 3:28:00 PM
    Hi Peter, you don't have to worry my friend, what you write sings and your comments mean a lot because they come from the heart. I'm still terrified on this site. Parts of my brain don't wirk and I definately feel that my work is inferior to everyone. As a person I feel inferior too but I just keep going. I'm glad I read this one for it really helps me to know I'm not the only one who doesn't understand some of the poetry written. Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend always....MIKE.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 3/2/2014 3:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Michael, I think most of us creative people never think we are very good, when compared to others. I remember I used to be quit a brilliant blues harp, player, but I always thought that even the bad players could play better than me. I think that you write some of the best romantic poems on this site, and a lot of others would agree with me I am sure. I appreciate your comments's my friend....peter
  1. Date: 12/23/2013 5:38:00 PM
    Peter I went to college, graduated with a 3.8 in HR Management and STILL do not understand some of the poems I read lol!! And I know some of mine weren't understood because I was asked to explain them ;) So I'm guessing you wrote this piece for a few of us :)

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas
    Date: 12/24/2013 1:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Peter I think that many a true poet require consistent stimulation, so our attention is not as easy to keep as others ;) I'm afraid mine is not either; a piece has to catch me from the beginning and hold me throughout :) Tell Vera hi for me!!
    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/23/2013 10:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    FJ thanks for your comments. I wrote this piece because I feel bad when I don't get what people are saying. I blame my lack of education for this as well as my attention span. I love this site and I try to interact with others, And I feel guilty when I don't understand their poems. I do the very best I can though. Itruly appreciate you comments, my friend....Peter
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas
    Date: 12/23/2013 6:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ...but the ones we do feel :) man oh man!
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 5:12:00 PM
    I am not college educated, either, but I do read quite a bit. So, I think that really helps my vocabulary. I don't always understand the poems that I read, but I try to leave some kind of comments. Even though they may be wrong at times! This poem was well expressed, Peter, and I can relate to it. Great work, my friend!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/20/2013 4:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Kelly. All I can write is what I see as the truth. I read a lot, but mostly these days I read what the great teachers have to say, This gives me inspiration for some of the deeper stuff I write. Thank you for all your comments on my stuff. Have a wonderful Christmas Kelly and a happy new year...peter
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 2:40:00 PM
    Hi Peter, this site is proof that you dont have to be educated to have the talent and the gift and you have both my friend. blessings Carl

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/19/2013 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Carl, I appreciate your sincerity very much....peter
  1. Date: 12/18/2013 4:47:00 PM
    lovely write, my friend - I always enjoy your encouraging comments

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/19/2013 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Jack, I appreciate your comments....peter
  1. Date: 12/18/2013 3:47:00 PM
    Just had to stop by and read some of your great wit Peter. Great write. Your poems are a must finish always! And trust me your wisdom shines through in all your words.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/19/2013 4:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Vincent, your comments inspire me to write more, I appreciate this....peter
  1. Date: 12/18/2013 12:42:00 PM
    - Peter is always nice to read your poem --- and it's always nice to get comments from you :))) --- Me to: "If I tend to get it wrong And make a mess of it." !!!! :)))) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/18/2013 3:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anne Lise, for your sincerity, your comments are always so very sweet...Peter
  1. Date: 12/18/2013 11:38:00 AM
    fair enough for me, dear peter.. so far you are doing well!.... appreciating your sweet honesty with huggs..

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/18/2013 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Nette, Honest is all I can ever be. I appreciate your sweet comments....peter
  1. Date: 12/18/2013 11:35:00 AM
    Straightforward goodness! I gravitate towards emotion in writings, imagery, or the big picture, like the one you've presented here. Thanks for the visit, it let me know we may have kindred spirits about poetry! Scribe ML

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/18/2013 3:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Scribe, I really do appreciate your comments, my friend...peter
  1. Date: 12/18/2013 9:45:00 AM
    Hello Peter, You can't get much better than this. A wonderful poem...Your friend...Roger

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/18/2013 3:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Roger, your comments and your friendship are dear to me...Peter
  1. Date: 12/18/2013 8:27:00 AM
    Cute one..I think the whole world is a bit ADHD or ADD..Enjoyed reading your work..I'll forgive you if you get it wrong but your interpertation is based on how you see the work anyway..Thanks for stopping by..Your continued support is uplifting..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/18/2013 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Sara, your sincerity is very dear to me as are all your comments....Peter