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Why do some poets write so good? I, for one, only wish I could. You know - be all clever and stuff, My words? Well, they’re not clever enough. I read their poems, shaking my head, It’s time I did something else instead. They just have a way, seemingly written with ease, Whilst I stare at my notepad, only to freeze. There’s the romantic crowd, nah that’s not me, The clever poets who write only in ‘free’, Those who write ballade, haiku or shape! I write only in rhyme from which I cannot escape. The more poems I read, the more desperate I get, My poems? Well, let us best forget, For I’ll not be a Wordsworth, a Kipling or Burns, No matter the depth of my own concerns.

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Date: 12/18/2019 1:57:00 PM
I love this you are a great poet!
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 12/18/2019 4:18:00 PM
Thank you Amanda. Gives me hope!! Best wishes...Ron x
Date: 11/9/2019 12:56:00 PM
Well, this one reads pretty "easily", Ron, so I think you're probably in good company.
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 11/9/2019 1:13:00 PM
Thank’s Jim - much appreciated...Ron :)
Date: 11/6/2019 4:32:00 PM
I am simply going to offer a concrete suggestion, something I decided to do when I felt 'stale and stymied.' I started trying many of the interesting and unusual 'Types of Poems,' (at the top of every Soup screen), whose 'rules' and/or guidelines are laid out, along with examples. And it really helped me branch out. Was it a piece of cake to do it? --No. Was it super-hard? --No. Worthwhile? -YES... And even after all the experimentation, I still love rhyming! :) Go for it, my friend. Best wishes, gw
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 11/6/2019 4:39:00 PM
Appreciate the advice Gershon which I respect hugely. Hope all is well. Best wishes..Ron :)
Date: 11/6/2019 7:38:00 AM
I am a passionate lover of rhyme! Writing only in free does not make you clever (sssh, don’t tell, but sometimes it just makes you tedious!) I write in all sorts of styles but rhyme is my home. Long live rhyme, and yay to you!
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 11/6/2019 8:03:00 AM
Long live rhyme indeed. Appreciate the comment Nina..Ron :)
Date: 11/4/2019 10:12:00 AM
My friend, do not be so hard on yourself. There is nothing wrong with rhyming poetry, it is my favorite style to read and write. The other styles will come if you allow them to and I know, trust me, how awkward it feels to write something different when all you have written is rhyming poetry but if you give it a try, you might be surprised at how freeing it feels. Loved this poem though, it was definitely very clever!!!
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 11/5/2019 3:14:00 PM
Thanks Chris. I'll definitely give it a go!! Hope all is well my friend.Best wishes...Ron :)
Date: 11/3/2019 5:52:00 PM
Hello Ronald D. Thompson, I like the Free verse, Verse, Sonnet, Haiku,Tanka. I let my muse decide what style to create a poem. I also lie to rhyme. have a nice evening my friend. xxxx.
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 11/5/2019 3:15:00 PM
Much appreciated Darlene..Ron xx
Date: 11/3/2019 2:27:00 PM
You made me smile Ronald as i feel the same way about my poetry, much prefer to write in rhyme and I leave romantic poems to others it is not my style and I marvel at the creativity of many great poets here:-) hugs Jan xx
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 11/3/2019 2:30:00 PM
Thanks Jan. Reckon you're in the 'some poets' category though! Ron xx