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I don't need competition

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I don't need competition

I don’t need competition

I don’t need competition
It’s really not my style
I’ll just write my words on down
And try to make folk smile
Or think more deeply about what is
I love adversity 
Getting folk out of their ruts
Is the greatest thing to me.

What is it about the human race?
They always must compete
Who’s to say who’s good, or bad?
Why is it we must beat
The other guy in all we do
I just don’t understand
Me I do not care at all
About who’s the most grand.

But I do like variety
I don’t like just one scene
There’s so many things to write about
If you know what I mean
Just one subject all the time
To me no joy does bring
So if one wants to suit my taste
To me more subjects bring.

11 January 2014 @ 1647hrs.



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  1. Date: 2/4/2014 11:14:00 PM
    Good to see you are back:) well written, as always. and yes, I do feel the same about being competitive, not very comfortable about things at that point...never tried to think thru as to why I am not as this is a very competitive world, but this is just me, I suppose:)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/5/2014 3:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Bindu. the first thing you are taught, as a kid is competition. It suits our foolish leaders that each of us should be against the other. They need this so they can be rich, and that we are all prepared for the next war. Thank you for your kind comments, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 9:40:00 PM
    I really like this . it is great. I too don't need any competition. Thanks for the visit. Arthur Vasco is a poet here. He is one good guy..... Lucilla

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/4/2014 3:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Lucilla for appreciating my words. I hope that your health is coming good now....peter
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 7:45:00 PM
    You must be eclectic. I think many of us here are!! I totally get this one. As for competition, I love the contests here mostly because they inspire me. My mind is often blank when it comes to knowing what to write about. But there is something about knowing that everyone is trying to come up with their very best on a particular topic. It just makes it fun! Hope you enter contests and also keep writing whatever you want. That is the best way!!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/4/2014 3:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea, I very rarely think when I am writing, I just go with the flow, and it mainly comes out in Ballad form. Any planning on what I write always seems clumsy to me. I put one in a contest each now and then to be one of the band, but not too often. I appreciate your comments, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 5:20:00 PM
    Oh my friend Peter, a great poem that I agree with one hundred percent! Great write my friend! I love it! :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/4/2014 4:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Chris, your comments are always appreciated.....Peter
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 1:07:00 PM
    I agree with you one hundred percent, Peter. I never enter poetry competitions. Why? Just write your poems. People read them, comment on them, that, my friend is plenty good enough for me.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/3/2014 3:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Jerry. I am so glad I am not the only one who thinks like this. I have entered competitions just to feel that I am joining in, but really I can't be bothered. I appreciate your comments' my friend....peter
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 12:15:00 PM
    Hi Peter this is a no brainer you are always a winner in my book, great write enjoyed catching up with you today, all the best Poetowen

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/3/2014 3:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Owen. Always good to hear from you. I appreciate your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 10:31:00 AM
    Well that was a statement poem...it made me smile.I don't know if this is Australian, I think its British...When someone says something that is a truth I believe they say with glass lifted " Here Here "

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/3/2014 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Frederick. I was born in London and moved to Oz when I was Twenty four. Here, here is Very toffish English. Here in Australia we say 'Good on ya, mate'...I appreciate your comments my friend....peter
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 9:59:00 AM
    Wow, great to have you back Peter. Missed you my friend. So true about the competitive nature. It is usually instilled at a young age. And I am certainly guilty of the last stanza. Peter, no one can compete with your calm and beautifully flowing words. Your writing is excellent! Welcome back! Take care!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/3/2014 4:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Vincent, great to hear from you again. You are always so kind to me with your comments. Your poems are very well written my friend, and that makes them worth reading. Also you are very sincere and honest in all that you write, and I appreciate this in a person. I appreciate your comments, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 7:28:00 AM
    well expressed Peter much truth about people here great pen Shadow x smile hug

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/3/2014 4:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Shadow, I really appreciate your kind words....peter
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 7:16:00 AM
    A well crafted write Peter..

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/3/2014 4:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so very much Ken....peter
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 5:47:00 AM
    Is Australia warm year round?..Enjoyed reading your very well composed work..It has such great rhythm and rhyme..It seems that it just flows from your pen..Thanks for the visit..We don't have much snow here where I live usually about every ten years we get that type of weather either snow or freezing rain or sleet that puts us inside for a few days..Inbetween we might get just a dusting of snow..It is very rare..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/3/2014 4:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Sara, thank you for your very kind comments. It gets quite cold in the winter months here, but never cold enough for snow. It is always sunny here though, winter or summer. I appreciate very much you reading my simple stuff....Peter
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 5:29:00 AM
    I love this...feels like home to me...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/3/2014 4:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Agnes, It is so nice of you to comment on my stuff....peter