Sometimes ... Our Poems Mean Something to Some People
Blog Posted:7/14/2012 10:51:00 AM
A few days ago, I posted a blog about a poem I wrote a while back, "The Day We Burned Doug Richter", about a childhood memory. I had just learned Doug, the subject of my poem, had passed away.
I had long ago moved away from that location and lost contact with my many boyhood friends, but, through facebook and other social networking tools, I have reconnected with a few - even those I didn't know so well - and, that is how I learned about Doug's passing.
I then wrote the following poem, copied below, and put it on facebook. This poem has gone somewhat viral on facebook amongst Doug's family and friends, being copied and posted on many a facebook page and receiving many touching comments and tears.
I don't post it here to brag or anything, I just think that it is neat to every now and then, have this talent that all of us here share , noticed by a few and mean something to some one. It makes all those other lines we write that go by unnoticed more bearable when we touch somebody with a rare gem. So, I thought I would re-post it here. I am sure all of you talented poets know what I mean. I am sure you have all achieved the same confirmation at one time or another with your writing, too. I hope so. Joe