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She has worn out her welcome, that, Like an old, scuffed-up welcome mat So much poorly written verse, It could not possibly get any worse I suspect she probably knows it, too, That she is wearing thin as an old shoe So, it is time that she put it to rest Like any most unappreciated guest, And take up another hobby of sort For at poetry, she is coming up short. Written August 31, 2021

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Date: 9/3/2021 10:43:00 AM
"I suspect she probably knows it, too, That she is wearing thin as an old shoe" I doubt that she does; as a matter of fact I hope that she does not. I think poets write from the heart because they have something they need to say.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/3/2021 10:52:00 AM
I do try to encourage all newbies who show promise. I love to see our group growing with good, caring writers. All of them can take a few lessons from you.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/3/2021 10:51:00 AM
So true, Caren. Poets should write from the heart. This was a fictional write, but I tried to be as realistic as possible. I really don't know any poetess who fits this description; however, I do know a few who cannot write worth a diddily. But, then, I read so much as I read through the new poems each day, as best I can. If you do that, you'll run across some "poets" who ought to be crocheting instead! LOL
Date: 9/1/2021 7:51:00 PM
Well put together. I think writing poetry is very therapeutic. Perhaps the poet finds pleasure in this and does not want a new hobby. He/she may get more confidence by reading other poetry and learn from this. It is a work in progress....
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/1/2021 9:17:00 PM
I think that's possibly true, Shirley, unless the poet thinks she is really a fine, accomplished poet and doesn't realize her shortcomings. That's certainly a possibility.
Date: 9/1/2021 5:43:00 PM
It's a great couplet and easily read, love your work !
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/1/2021 6:09:00 PM
Thank you so much, Paris-Maree. It was a fun,hopefully funny write.
Date: 9/1/2021 3:44:00 PM
Ooohoohoo! Hope you ain't talkin' 'bout me my friend. I always thought I wrote fairly pretty good verse. Robert Frost I ain't but then who is. God Bless, JB
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/1/2021 3:48:00 PM
No, Judy, the poem is generic, meant to be funny, and, perhaps, a nod to some poets/poetesses who write abysmal poetry but who think they are right up there with Frost, et.al. You are certainly not in that category!