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An Okay Poem

If I should write a thousand poems In perfect iambic pentameter, or free verse, With images so vivid they create a scene Will one of them be read in a classroom text Or, find a place in a well-known magazine One hundred years from today? Shall my gems be greeted with ho-hums, Laughter, derision, be mimicked, or worse, Be read by a friend, a critic, or never seen. The thought leaves me somewhat perplexed Shall I arrive at the inaugural in a limousine? Just let me write a poem that will be okay!

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Date: 2/22/2021 7:08:00 AM
I could not agree more, and speaking personally, even trying to write an "okay" poem is sometimes a struggle but worth it when complete I'm proud of it. / Maurice
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Date: 2/20/2021 6:52:00 PM
OK. Please write on! Smiles, Gershon
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 2/20/2021 7:20:00 PM
Thanks, Gershon. I enjoy reading your poetry.
Date: 2/18/2021 8:09:00 AM
Whether we receive accolades and acclaim or not, like a song which we take pleasure in singing, writing is its own reward. This is a lovely poem, my friend. :)
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 2/18/2021 11:29:00 AM
So true, my friend, so true!