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Were I to compile all my poems I’d surround myself with six or eight great tomes And watch the age of yellow slowly creep On poems with which no one would share a peep. I fantasize of picking out the best But then, what would I do with all the rest For in their moment they were dear to me How shall I place them now, one two or three? We met and in consensus did agree Upon the only way that it could be That each should hold its place within my heart For it’s just one long poem from end to start. John G. Lawless ©12/8/2022

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Date: 12/9/2022 4:38:00 PM
I agree with you. Each had its time. Many seem to be a diary entry or a cathartic thought, etc…
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Date: 12/8/2022 5:07:00 PM
It's strange and funny that at times, I would read one of my poems and say, man, this is really good and should attract a multitude of readers... Wrong! But hey, you make the call which one is golden, and which is to be forgotten. I like this one a lot, John, this should make people consider acting with more humility...ab
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Date: 12/8/2022 3:49:00 PM
Love the last line, John. 'One long poem,' as in 'love affair?' -- or 'train wreck?!' lol.
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Date: 12/8/2022 1:19:00 PM
i can relate to this very much, john! i've often thought of putting some of my poetry into a book but i find going back and choosing which ones to include too daunting a task so i'll probably never get to do it...
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Date: 12/8/2022 11:12:00 AM
Hello John Lawless, we all cherish our own poetry that we have created. As for myself I do cherish my own poetry. From all the poetry I have created I do have some favourites of my own poetry. Enjoy your day my friend. / Darlene
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