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I thought I was a poet who had a pen of gold
With clear access to writing that was mature and bold.
I thought I could go roaming beside the foaming sea
And watch the seagulls gliding to give a show for free.

I thought I was a poet who walked along the beach
In awe I stood and wondered, my hand stretched out to reach
The silver thread dividing the water from the sky
And traced Selena’s features as slowly she went by. 

I thought I was a poet who knew what joy could be
On hearing water roaring cascading down with glee.
I looked for inspiration, experienced utmost thrill
When climbing down the valley or up the verdant hill.

I thought I was a poet in charge of heat and cold
But lost my true emotions when I was duped and told
I had to reach perfection to please my heart and mind
By means of imitation. My soul I left behind.

I thought I was a poet who had a pen of gold
But now all of a sudden I’m weary, frail and old.
I thought I was a poet. My pen is of no use.
With teary eyes I whisper to my dejected muse. 


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Contest: First Place Only
Sponsor: Laura Loo
Placed 1st ~ 18th June 2016

Contest: Any Poem #36
Sponsor: Poet Destroyer A
Placed 1st ~ 13th March 2016

Contest: Million Dollar Poem
Sponsor: Poet Destroyer A
Placed 1st  ~  13th June 2015
Chosen Poem of the day ~ 8th May 2015

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 12/29/2019 3:10:00 PM
Hello Paul Callus, this poem is beautiful. I enjoyed this poem. Have a nice day my fiend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 12/31/2019 12:48:00 PM
Happy New Year Paul. I hope you had a good Christmas. Regards Darlene
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/30/2019 8:24:00 AM
I am so pleased you enjoyed it, Charlene...thank you! All the best // paul
Date: 11/21/2019 3:54:00 PM
Thank you, Susan. I love your comments :) Regards & Blessings // paul
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Date: 11/21/2019 3:53:00 PM
Enjoyable, relatable with some great wording and thought
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Date: 12/30/2019 8:24:00 AM
Thank you so much, Edmund; your words are most encouraging. Regards // paul
Date: 11/21/2019 1:58:00 PM
I see why this poem won 3 contests! Great rhyme and cadence. Don't doubt your skill as a poet. Blessings, Susan
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Date: 12/30/2019 8:13:00 AM
Thank you, Susan. I love your comments :) Regards & Blessings // paul
Date: 11/19/2019 10:40:00 PM
I liked the rhythm of this poem. A wonderful poem by a very talented poet. :)
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Paul Callus
Date: 11/21/2019 3:26:00 PM
Your comments are very much appreciated, Valerie...thank you! Regards // paul
Date: 11/19/2019 3:12:00 AM
I reckon that as a poet, you stand tall in a forest,a long-lived individual, with decades of "rings" of experience...dont ever " chop" yourself down as a poet - I'm so glad I read this today, Paul -sensitive soul that you are- honest and observant - your muse has aged gracefully, and as a mentor to young 'uns...stands tall! Warm regards, Aqua M.
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Date: 11/21/2019 3:25:00 PM
Thank you, Aqua...I love your complimentary comments...if you take a closer look you'll see that I'm growing wings:) Warm regards // paul
Date: 11/18/2019 11:24:00 PM
Hello Paul. You are a really gifted poet, I liked the poem very much, I myself have posted 100 poems myself and realise the more work you do the better it gets. Poetry is an art form like painting it has to be admired to be enjoyed. All the best to you for the coming Christmas and thanks for this wonderful poem. John
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Paul Callus
Date: 11/21/2019 3:09:00 PM
Hi John...I thought I had already replied to your comment, but I see that I have nothing to show for it! Thank you so much for your meaningful feedback; also pleased to make your acquaintance. Regards // paul
Date: 11/18/2019 9:23:00 PM
You're a poet in my book -- and an excellent one at that!
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Date: 11/20/2019 3:21:00 PM
Thank you, Arlene; your generous comments are appreciated. Regards // paul
Date: 11/18/2019 9:21:00 PM
You're a poet in my book -- and an excellent one at that!
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Date: 11/15/2019 9:43:00 AM
Excellent poem well done
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Date: 11/15/2019 11:42:00 AM
Thank you, Anna; pleased to make your acquaintance. Regards // paul
Date: 2/20/2019 6:14:00 AM
I love this poem it's perfect!
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Date: 2/20/2019 8:04:00 AM
That is very kind of you, Krystle...thank you. Pleased to make your acquaintance :) Regards // paul
Date: 2/8/2019 10:20:00 PM
Very nice. I thoroughly enjoyed!
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Paul Callus
Date: 2/20/2019 7:47:00 AM
Thank you Valerie. I had already replied to your comment, but somehow my reply disappeared! Regards // paul
Date: 1/25/2019 10:31:00 AM
Amazing poetry.
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/25/2019 10:52:00 AM
Thank you, John. Pleased to make your acquaintance. Regards // paul
Date: 1/11/2019 12:23:00 PM
Not sure how I missed this one Paul. Easy to see why it is a favorite of all. I love it in it's entirety but that last stanza was a fantastic finish as I relate to it immensely. Do you think I could borrow your pen? A most excellent poem. Hoping you are well my friend.
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/11/2019 1:21:00 PM
It is so easy to miss poems, Danny, considering the large amounts which are channeled through this site on a daily basis! Thank you for stopping by with lovely feedback and encouraging words. I was under the impression that we bought similar pens a few years back:) Best regards, my friend. // paul
Date: 11/8/2018 4:26:00 AM
It is such a beautiful poem! Every line is full of real poetry. By the way, do you know that there was a contest of translators in Russia where all participants got this poem to translate? I took part in it. Although I did not win, I do not regret spending my time on translating. I can sincerely say that I spent it with great pleasure. Good luck in your creative activity!
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Paul Callus
Date: 11/8/2018 6:36:00 AM
Thank you very much, Inna. Pleased to make your acquaintance. No, I did not know about the contest, but I happened to come across a Russian translation by a certain Galina Granovska (@ poetry site Whispers). I tried to contact her, but all in vain. I would be happy to acquire a copy of your translation. ~ Regards // paul
Date: 9/15/2018 7:44:00 AM
Good Morning Paul. I came across this entry when entering the top 100. Your title caught my eyes and your words kept my attention for they speak for us all. This entry is poetic and describes what we call this art. Poetry is about emotion and the emotive factor is present here. Well done and stated. May this day find you well. Just to end my thoughts to you and your entry, may the poet and poetry always be now and always.
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Paul Callus
Date: 9/17/2018 2:19:00 AM
Thank you very much for your insightful feedback and the rest of the thoughts you shared with me, Lisa. People like you are a guarantee that poetry will always be held in high esteem. ~ Been reading your latest poems (Never Alone and Like an Eagle), both examples of lovely poetry. Best regards // paul
Date: 7/6/2018 4:38:00 AM
A very poetic display of emotion it is. It's beautiful!
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/6/2018 3:59:00 PM
Your delightful comments are truly appreciated, Karen...thank you! Regards // paul
Date: 5/3/2018 3:00:00 PM
Beautiful poem. Kind and thoughtful.
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Paul Callus
Date: 5/3/2018 3:08:00 PM
Thank you very much, Susannah. A pleasure to have you stopping by. Regards // paul
Date: 11/29/2017 12:24:00 PM
Great words mate, I don't believe a single one of them of course. The proof of my mistrust being written in each and every line. A well deserved win.
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Paul Callus
Date: 11/29/2017 3:11:00 PM
Thank you, Scott; your comments are appreciated, and they also bring a smile! Regards // paul
Date: 11/26/2017 8:12:00 PM
Ohh Paul, your intimate poem clutches at my heartstrings; so genuine and emotional it is in its heartfelt soul-baring of bittersweet musings. Beautifully expressed throughout, your last stanza sparkles like perfect melancholy tears my lovely friend! P.S. Please see poet's note on 'Finespun Fingers'. Warmest wishes ~Susan
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Paul Callus
Date: 11/27/2017 9:07:00 AM
Hi Susan! This poem is genuinely expressive of a particular moment in life, when disillusion paid a fleeting visit. That last stanza happens to be my favourite! Though this poem did well in all 3 contests, it was not written with any contest in mind. ~ Warm regards // paul .....p.s. note taken of poet's note :)
Date: 10/7/2017 1:41:00 PM
You've done a fine job with this, Paul, and I don't read you often enough, but I would disabuse you of the notion that the world has seen the last of you. Still, it's the thing we poets often say to ourselves and our all muse, all too frequently lost in his aimless peregrinations.
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/7/2017 2:45:00 PM
Thank you, Mark. I echo your words....time is never on our side, and it's impossible to keep up with all the writers on this site! Our muse goes into hibernation sometimes, but it never abandons us completely. Best regards // paul
Date: 9/17/2017 4:40:00 AM
The creative arc. Well written. Thanks for sharing....................peace!
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Paul Callus
Date: 9/17/2017 6:20:00 AM
Many thanks, Richard. Pleased to make your acquaintance. Regards // paul
Date: 8/20/2017 10:57:00 AM
awesome poem and well-deserving of its placement -JT
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/20/2017 11:24:00 AM
Thank you for the lovely comments, JT. Best regards // paul
Date: 7/9/2017 6:57:00 PM
WoW! awesome write, first place as it should :) going to faves. Thanks for liking my Gone Fishing :)
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/10/2017 3:35:00 AM
Many thanks, Debbie!! I'm so pleased that you like it...and the fav is much appreciated, too:) Best regards // paul
Date: 4/21/2017 10:36:00 PM
Never underestimate yourself Paul, I can clearly see that your pen is indeed one of gold, many would be very envious of. A 7+++
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Paul Callus
Date: 4/22/2017 5:24:00 PM
You are too kind, Maria:) Thank you! Regards // paul
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