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Been Writing For A Long Time

Been Writing For A Long Time

I’ve been writing for a long time
When I was just a lad
I would sit and write short stories
Folk said I was not bad
Then I learned to write in rhythm and rhyme
And I’d write a lot of songs
I’d write always the way I felt
Whether right, or whether wrong

These days I see so many things
About this world I live in
Dishonesty and crookedness
And all the nasty din
I see through all the brainwashing
That goes on all the time
To make us pawns in clever games
As we succumb to their crimes

So, I’ll always write my pieces
And tell folk how I feel
They tell us we have freedom
But is this truly real 
So many, pass my poems by
There’s too much truth in these
They would rather close their eyes
My words they won’t believe

Written in 1990

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 1/25/2019 3:31:00 PM
You pen the truth about things today but, that's one of the many reasons for writing. Plus, writing poetry can be an escape from such realities and we all need an escape, every now and then.
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sidney dugan
Date: 1/25/2019 4:44:00 PM
Hi ML. thank you for your kind comments. Once I did need an escape each now and then, but these days I just love being who I am, Nature, and what I feel within me ,is what I mostly write about, this write came from many years ago when I was filled with ego, and misery. I appreciate the kindness of your comments...Peter
Date: 1/25/2019 5:29:00 AM
Everyone passes everyone's poems by, so belief is not the issue. I've seen your comments on a few poems and realize we're very like minded philosophy-wise (from what I've read) so I came a calling. I love the rhyme, rhythm and attitude in the write, plus I agree - I just stop looking at the world as much as possible and focus on my own world to feel all the joy I can. Good to meet ya ... CayCay
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sidney dugan
Date: 1/25/2019 4:51:00 PM
Hi Cay Cay. thank you for your comments, my friend. This poem was written many years ago when my ego was very high. These days I don't really care about the comments. I just like to write and I appreciate those who read my poems with sincerity..Have a great weekend, my friend....Peter
Date: 1/25/2019 2:01:00 AM
You wrote this in 1990! You must have had a crystal ball that worked! Wow! I could not believe it when I saw the date. I would have guessed this came out right this minute.
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sidney dugan
Date: 1/25/2019 4:55:00 PM
Hi Caren, even as a child I seemed to have intuition about things that actually happened. I once was an astrologer and mostly got things right. I lost interest in this though. Thank you for your kind comments, my friend. I appreciate....Peter
Date: 1/24/2019 9:44:00 PM
They may certainly believe it now Peter. The pen has the power Still... : ) xxoo
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sidney dugan
Date: 1/25/2019 1:40:00 AM
Thank you Connie, my ego is a bit smaller now and I don't really care whether people read my poems or not. Thank you for your kind comments. My Friend....Peter