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A Poet's Quest

The quicksand into which I now sink Is my inability to creatively think; Try as I might The poems that I write Are mundane and so commonly trite. I must step outside of the box; Find the keys that undo the locks; Become a surprise To curious eyes For above this sameness to rise. I need to break the mold; Be uncommonly bold; Tell stories in ways they have never been told. Break away from the pack Of poetry hacks; My enemy of apathy attack. This poem doesn’t quite do the trick, But to this challenge, I swear, I will stick; I will do my best To prepare for the test Of completing my creativeness quest. NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: My apologies to all the great and struggling poets out there. I mean no disrespect with the “poetry hacks” phrase. I think we all are trying to find our own style or brand of writing that helps us to stand out in a crowd of many talented writers. I hope you take no offense with this phrasing. I include myself in the congregation of poetry hacks.

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Date: 1/29/2018 11:35:00 AM
A perfect synopsis of many of our predicaments! You have expressed the quagmire many of us feel we're in or have felt at one time. Great write Joe!
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Date: 9/12/2017 4:52:00 PM
Hmm.. Greatness medeocrity... Both echo thoughout the world, I would guess mediocrity having the greater volume.) Oh such a pirouette of parody's.' You have touched; on the very building-blocks so to speak of recognition, one of noteriety's brief interlude, and one reflecting the immensity of humanity's daily loves & challenges.'
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Date: 5/11/2016 11:46:00 AM
well this is an excellent start then stephen
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Joe Flach
Date: 5/11/2016 12:04:00 PM
Thanks, stephen. I appreciate you investing the time to read and comment on my poem. Good luck in your quest, as well.