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Why A Poem Is More Than Ink On A Page

Why A Poem Is More Than Ink On A Page Why a poem is more than ink on a page its heart, soul and sweet treasure at any age can be expressing sorrows and deep rage or gems of wisdom from a brilliant sage, a singer that lyrics so sweetly move or artist that dares to share cool groove a magical huntress, for true romance a bold gambler, willing to take a chance. Why poems are more than just paper ink stained they are truth, often from those painting, deep pained they are treasures, from those with braver hearts or valiant cast dreams from across star charts, a warrior, singing of courageous deeds or farmer, planting hope and true word seeds a sailor, sailing through turbulent storms a paper kids sitting in college dorms. Why poems are gifts that the reader rewards they are aces in life's hands of living cards with wins that can benefit one and all or valiant words sent to answer a call, a lost soul, asking for some great relief or sinner unburdening darkest grief a lover, horribly lost in a maze a phoenix rising from hot, fiery haze. Why a poem is more than ink on a page its heart, soul and sweet treasure at any age can be expressing sorrows and deep rage or gems of wisdom from a brilliant sage, a singer that lyrics so sweetly move or artist that dares to share cool groove a magical huntress, for true romance a bold gambler, willing to take a chance. Robert J. Lindley, November 9th, 2000 edited, July 13th, 2006, March 7th, 2020 Note: We write because we must, we write because we should, we write because to not write is a heartache, we write to unburden our souls, we write to give to others, we write to record we existed, we write to say we are imperfect, we are loved, we are forgiven, we are hopeful, we are dreamers, we are artists, we are painters, we are craftsmen, we are fighters, we are lost, we are found and we care about more than just ourselves, etc..

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Date: 3/26/2020 6:13:00 PM
Hi Robert, I am with Paul, your end note is heartfelt, on, so true. Again, you put out your message in such a meaningful, poetic way. All should read this piece to know what poets should stand for, my friend. Jn your wonderful, poetic grace, you make me think. This is an excellent piece. A definite fav. Have a wonderful evening. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 3/20/2020 3:53:00 PM
This is excellent, Robert. Perhaps people will finally start to understand what a Poet and his works stand for! Your end note is very heartfelt...definitely a FAV. Regards // paul
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Robert Lindley
Date: 3/20/2020 7:58:00 PM
Thank you my friend. The end note truly is deeply heartfelt and most sincere. God bless...
Date: 3/16/2020 10:20:00 PM
Beautiful truths. Well penned.
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Date: 3/20/2020 7:57:00 PM
Thank you my friend. God bless...
Date: 3/16/2020 3:20:00 PM
Ah, Robert. Even if not feeling well, you still post magnificent verse. I do admire you.... Panagiota
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Date: 3/20/2020 7:56:00 PM
Thank you my friend. God bless...
Date: 3/11/2020 7:43:00 PM
Great message here, Robert. Is there a reason to write? ...one needs no reason to write.. although, there are truly many reasons to write. Wonderful poetry my dear friend. Thanks for your SM bringing me to the gem. Blessings Charlie
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Date: 3/20/2020 7:56:00 PM
Thank you my friend. God bless...
Date: 3/8/2020 12:53:00 PM
Robert, Very introspective Rhyme. One that finds an answer why. "Painting is literature in colors. Literature is painting in language." -Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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Date: 3/8/2020 5:28:00 PM
Thank you my friend. A very interesting and on the mark quote... Poetry is the gifting, the singing and dancing what they Heart and Soul encompasses. God bless..
Date: 3/7/2020 1:58:00 PM
A very thought provoking piece Robert, so many reasons we put pen to paper, so much out there to inspire us. Tom
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Date: 3/7/2020 3:21:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Yes so much out there that invites us to paint, to polish to convert into words. Invites us to create , invites us to give of ourselves with the hope that such my truly help and thus enrich others. God bless....
Date: 3/7/2020 1:29:00 PM
Big one here Robert...I like soul of the words...the message it unfolds...you spoke as a living POET...
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Date: 3/7/2020 3:19:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Your words and insight hits home and speaks loudly to me. Every morn that I wake- I say what a wonderful day. Why? Because I actually woke up- and have another day above ground. God bless..
Date: 3/7/2020 1:05:00 PM
Poetry is all that, Robert, love ever word. Hugs Eve
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Date: 3/7/2020 3:16:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Yes it is all that and so very much more. Oft at times it can be everything to the author..A soothing balm, a saving grace even.. God bless.
Date: 3/7/2020 1:00:00 PM
Hello Robert Lindley, Hello my friend. I hope all is well with you. Yes i agree we write for all the reasons you have mentioned. I enjoy to create poetry and read it. To create poetry gives me enjoyment. Have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 3/7/2020 3:15:00 PM
Thank you my friend. So very true, we write because we so enjoy it... Although sometimes getting the creation to meet our goal is frustratingly vexing. Even then we enjoy the immense challenge of it. God bless.
Date: 3/7/2020 11:14:00 AM
Such beauty and grace spills with profound effect, upon the poetic page and upon one's heart, from the soulful fountain of your golden pen, dear Robert. You extol the virtues of and the desires for creating poetry with such passion and love that sweeps me up and takes my breath away. Your exceptional thoughtful depth and artistry shines yet again, my wonderful friend. Your poet's note is exquisite as well.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Date: 3/7/2020 11:33:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Having been ill, I almost decided to wait until later to post my blog and this poem. But my inner voice chided me not to be so lazy. I am truly delighted that you found such favor with this piece. I hope you may have time to read my new blog posted today. As it deals with the subject of the great importance of poetry in this world. God bless you my dear friend. Hope you gift us more of your exceptional poetry!
Date: 3/7/2020 11:13:00 AM
Poetry is this and so much more Robert. i know I would have struggled if I hadn't picked up my pen when my hubby had cancer surgery - my aim is to make folk smile and if I write poop then so be it - but its MY poop and I will never stop trying to bring laughter to soup:-) I vote this is on the first page of the anthology Robert!!!:-)hugs jan xx
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Date: 3/7/2020 11:30:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I have been ill these last few days and am on the mend but have made the effort to get on today and post. To me Poetry is about giving of self and praying such helps others. This poem is an effort in that vein and I hope it lets other poets know that they are so very, very important to others and this world. As so many here have definitely been so to me as well! God bless..