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What, Where, Who

If I where asked the what, where, who
That drives me to write poetry
I’d say that if I only knew
I’d leave right now this misery

But I’m afraid I’m not the sort
To answer in straight fashion
I have to offer my retort
With words of heartfelt passion

For just the other day I found
Encounter gave me food for thought
Soon the words they were outbound
Jumbled as they rushed and fought

Though ne’er the less inspired me
To battle on my way
Look toward the end and see
Which words I could display

Confess do I quite openly
That I am ignorant
Of  poetry’s technology
Coz grasp it I just can’t

I wouldn’t know a what’s it called
From a what’s its name
In my mind won’t stay installed
Confusion is its game

But I somehow, find I can
Muddle through at best
Organise a crafty plan 
And set my brain the test

For out there I see loneliness
Suffering and pain
A world in turmoil and distress
That cannot stake its claim

I look for every trait in man
Into the soul I stare
At his betrayal and flim-flam
Also the ladies fair

Dear love will always be there
And so will Demon war
And my thoughts on these I’ll share
Of that you can be sure

Laughter I would hope to bring
Sadness sometimes to the fore
Of natures forces I will sing
The list goes on galore

Yes I will write throughout the night
With hope to de-confuse
I’ll try to offer some insight
By giving up my muse

So now you know the what and where
But what about the who
Inspiring people are out there
Who knows - it could - be you 

And what about that misery
I spoke of up above
Well, I gave that up for music
Of the poetrysoupers love x

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013

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Date: 10/1/2013 12:45:00 AM
richard, just revisiting an oldie while I wait for a new gem of yours to read! this one was cute, And I am finally seeing the reply you wrote to my own comment back in May. Glad you think the sunglasses suit me!!
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Date: 7/21/2013 12:06:00 PM
I'm one of the people you inspire and encourage, for which I thank you. I see you won a contest with this one. If you find it missing, it's because it's now gracing my fave file. Well done, poet friend. Licia :-)
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Date: 6/14/2013 7:45:00 AM
This is great Richard, I can relate with your words.
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Richard D Seal
Date: 6/14/2013 7:04:00 PM
I can see you relate Rick, when I read your poetry I can tell well enough. Thank you for the enjoyment your words bring.
Date: 5/8/2013 9:56:00 AM
and I see this one scored in a contest too. Which contest was it, my friend? I finally am seeing your comment to me on my first time I responded to this poem of yours. Thanks for all your kind comments, you are a sweetie, my friend! and if I were good with technology, I'd be switching out avatars left and right and revealing myself without the glasses. haha, but it took a long time to find an Avatar I liked, so I 'm keeping to it!!
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Date: 6/14/2013 7:07:00 PM
Yes, I've heard women are fussy over pictures of themselves, aaaaaanyway the mysterious look suits you
Date: 4/24/2013 8:33:00 PM
I'm seeing this one on a winning list. congrats and goodnight...luv~ Linda
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Date: 6/14/2013 7:08:00 PM
thank you and goodnight lol
Date: 4/24/2013 7:16:00 AM
Hey...congratulations.... I can relate to so much of this...especially the would give up if I could...I find myself wanting to spend too much of my time here with friends at soup instead of doing what I should be doing........:-)
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Date: 6/14/2013 7:10:00 PM
Me too Donna, this is far to addictive to be good for us. Thanks for for lovely comment
Date: 4/21/2013 11:08:00 AM
Hello Richard, stopping by to bother you for a bit... I'm happy you enjoyed my DOMAIN poem wink! wink! Maybe you should read my poem called " Liquid Heaven "... I hope you read the poem. And about the poem of Brest Cancer~~ the poem is titled "PINK LACE". If you noticed the poem, changing pace--- it's cause the change pacing comes from the mind of men and women who were touched by it, or knew someone who was touched by breast cancer. I am glad you are asking about the poem. ~LINDA
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Date: 6/14/2013 7:12:00 PM
I mentioned it to my sister and she would like to read it, thank you I'll find and copy it.
Date: 4/4/2013 11:02:00 AM
today tomorrow, and yesterday is the answer... LOL... JK.... life is all confusing.... anyways,,, thought I'd stop by and read this one again... always~ Linda
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Richard D Seal
Date: 6/14/2013 7:01:00 PM
Confusing !!!! Your telling me ol
Date: 3/29/2013 8:06:00 PM
Sending to my favorites
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Richard D Seal
Date: 3/30/2013 7:31:00 PM
Thank you Richard, thats a real honour
Date: 3/24/2013 2:37:00 AM
Richard...I really loved this piece. I especially like the WHO bit...and how you ended it with YOU! :) Good job! Thanks for the visits and continued support. It means a lot to me. Hugs
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Date: 3/23/2013 11:34:00 PM
Good flowing poem Richard, and I'm glad you ended the poem, with the question about the who. Hopefully we at the soup are inspiring enough... Love that you took poetry here... Goodnight...~ Linda
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Date: 3/30/2013 7:41:00 PM
I'm certainly finding a great deal of inspiration from the poets here my Dark Friend. Thank you for your comment
Date: 3/23/2013 7:34:00 PM
Hi, Richard, I sure enjoy poems like this that give us a window into our fellow poets' souls. Hope this does well in the contest. Andrea
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Date: 3/30/2013 7:46:00 PM
Andrea, I might have to ask you to remove those glsses so I can look into your soul lol. Thank you for your comment.