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A Life of Sunshine

I’ve written rhyming verses and sonnets by the score; I’ve written a hundred lyrics and inside me there are more, But nothing that I’ve written has ever merited me fame, And yet I keep on writing with a passion just the same. Last night in my dreams dead poets came to visit me; They gathered all around to discuss my poetry. They said, “You’ll never be a poet – you haven’t lived enough pain; Your life is full of sunshine; you haven’t drowned in sorrow’s rain”. I woke up feeling empty, having to face a harsh reality; The passion harbored inside is only passionate to me. Then I finally realized that I am a lucky man, I would rather have lived a life of sunshine than be a poet who’s broken.

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Date: 1/6/2016 1:57:00 AM
Well damn the dead poets I say. Poetry is an expression of everything from happiness to silliness and everything in between. I enjoyed this.
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Date: 1/5/2016 7:38:00 PM
Hey Joe, if you have to be broken to be considered a poet I guess I'm in trouble too. I'm just a little bent, hope that's enough!
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 1/5/2016 8:47:00 PM
Let me know if you are ever up for a collaboration. I have a feeling we could do something awesome!
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 1/5/2016 8:37:00 PM
Let me know if you are ever up for a collaboration. I have a feeling we could do something awesome!
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Joe Flach
Date: 1/5/2016 7:45:00 PM
No, you don't have to be broken to be a poet - all you have to have is a love for words and the ability to string them together - coherently or otherwise, so it seems. Now, to gain notoriety, fame and fortune as a poet - being broken might be an advantage - bent, but not broken, might work as well. Good luck with your writing.
Date: 1/5/2016 11:45:00 AM
ohh, i like this...such a stirring write, joe..huggs
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Joe Flach
Date: 1/5/2016 7:46:00 PM
Thanks, nette. Huggs graciously accepted with a smile.