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Poetic Aspirations

I have penned that I write for the pleasure, Not the wealth or the fame I might possibly gain, But in hopes that when somebody reads me, He'll enjoy and remember my name. And I may get you yet, "Poet Laureate", I'll have all the requirements, I'm sure: I'll have lived; I'll have loved; Suffered pain and remorse; And that one other thing, now, what is it? Oh, yes, I'll have various volumes of verses, of course. In my life I may not have achieved much, But something tells me, P.L., you're my due, Though I missed out on Oscar, and Tony, and Emmy, I have faith in myself, So that space on the shelf I'll keep dusted and waiting for you.

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Date: 6/30/2022 6:29:00 PM
Maybe if you miss out on Poet Laureate, you can buy yourself a lasso and rope yourself 'Poet Lariat!' lol. ~ 10.5 Gallon Hat (Inflation? Swelled Head? Pick one)
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Jim Slaughter
Date: 7/1/2022 9:52:00 AM
Thanks, G. My philosophy is if you're gonna dream, might as well dream big. And I'm much too clumsy to fool around with ropes. I'd just probably tie myself up in knots, and writing poetry is a knotty enough problem as it is.
Date: 6/30/2022 2:04:00 PM
i wish i had the ability to award you that title, jim! i enjoyed this poem...
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Jim Slaughter
Date: 6/30/2022 2:26:00 PM
That's honors enough for me, Ilene. Thank you.