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about the great poets here

(my friends i wrote the piece below in one long exhale. i did not change a word but 
rather let it sit as it fell. could the writing be improved. yes it could but why try to 
create a masterpiece when finger painting is so much fun. you have greeted me with 
wide open arms. you have been a great support at a stressful time in my life. so here 
it is from my heart to yours.)

they are those who ride us on their backs
 send us on journeys to places they built
one chess piece at a time

they put into words 
what we knew 
but could not say

why am I telling you this

there are wonderful poets here

choose a dish
 visit their buffets
taste more than one feel
give it a whirl

experience worlds you'll never find on a mac
visit their vivid dreams
drive one of their soap bubbles
ski on the end of a needle and thread

discover the barely open doors
the naked flesh between the creases
 displays lined in scrap paper
that one can absorb eyes closed

crawl  under and over the sea
tunnel the milky way to a brand new galaxy
witness a sky that like curtains part
peak at what is on the other side

life is short play nude
spend a bitty bit of time 
with bitty bits of folksy folks
 on a striped colored blur 

they are special the poets who live here
so do yourself a flavor 
put on your roller blades 
and go for the tricycle ride of your life

here is the best part and get this
(i hope your holding your breath
and turning red white and blue)
some of their poems rhyme
some of them even use styles

here comes the huge reveal
( unlike me who is not really a poet
and doesn't actually know it)
they use good grammar
extensive vocabularies
and here's the kicker
capital letters
and proper punctuation 

go figure
which they also use
well that figures

there are great poets here
you do yourself a disfavor 
if you're only here to write
and not here to read

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 9/13/2014 1:06:00 PM
I love this descriptive narration from within a fine writer. You've raised points that will interest the reader, Bravo Sir, and I applaud this work, James.....
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Date: 8/28/2014 7:59:00 AM
I agree completely with the message in our fine write. How one divides up the division between reading , writing and commenting is key. Also important is how much time one has available . Sadly my time available is becoming less and less because I care for my ailing/dying mother. So cutting the commenting is my first choice.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 8/28/2014 7:59:00 AM
TYPO-- our --should read , "your" ...
Date: 8/27/2014 7:06:00 AM
excellent piece of writing truly a delight in reading beautifully penned
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 8/27/2014 12:43:00 PM
you are more than kind. thank you
Date: 8/27/2014 4:35:00 AM
I have learned and am still learning so so so much from the wonderful people here Maurice not only about poetry but about me and I now have a self confidence I never ever had before:-) the first and final stanzas speaks volumes and the whole poem it is written from the heart Hugs Jan xxxx
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 8/27/2014 12:54:00 PM
thank you jan you were one of the poets i love to read.
Date: 8/26/2014 11:34:00 PM
Very well stated my friend....sometimes finger paints are what the soul needs....this one was delightful...... Tim
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 8/27/2014 12:54:00 PM
thank you my friend. all the best.