Get Your Premium Membership

A Judges Dream

Poet's Notes
(Show)

Become a Premium Member and post notes and photos about your poem like John lawless.


Just a follow up "not quite a sonnet" verse reflection on my latest contest theme "Judge No, Lest Ye Be....."

A Judges Dream While judging a poetry contest I dreamt of the time and the thoughtful energy spent perusing the content, rhythm and rhyme confused by the presence of rosmary’s thyme counted the syllables, measured the meter only to read something sick’ningly sweeter and then with a bang a poem exploded my god was the writer just crazy – or loaded. Thus was I tortured, forced to flee from my bed to read once again whatever I’d read awaken the muse, become more reflective remember that poets have but one directive and that is to write, and then to write more then share what they’ve written with both rich and poor. John G. Lawless 5/27/2021

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 6/1/2021 7:51:00 PM
Really enjoy this spot-on reflection on the perils of judging others' efforts. Cheers, gw
Login to Reply
Date: 5/27/2021 6:42:00 PM
Hello John ... a fine flowing poem in sonnet form. Thank you John - Lindsay
Login to Reply
Date: 5/27/2021 6:19:00 PM
Very appropriate, John. I didn't enter your contest simply because I couldn't get a sonnet to work with the subject matter. Good job...if a verse short.
Login to Reply
Date: 5/27/2021 6:10:00 PM
I like this, John! Your second stanza made me laugh! Blessings, Kim M
Login to Reply