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An Ode to Poets

Updated on April 3, 2013

Ode to the poets

Reflecting on the poet, builds inside of me intrigue

But poetry's a concept some find hard to conceive

It's difficult for some to write with words that rhyme

writing lines of feeling deep in word and  thought sublime

I’m curious as where this type banter will finally end

Will a new pattern of thought and speech with in me begin?

And will verbiage of this type contrive change inside my soul define

Should I bring out my meerschaum pipe and perhaps a glass of wine?

Isn’t rhyming just for poets and writers blessed with gift of song

I might find myself working on it through the day and all night long

Abandoning my work and setting aside priorities

Bringing forth discord, and instilling curt disharmony

Perhaps it is best if I retract and sit this venue out

Besides of my abilities I must confess I have my doubts

Imagination may soon fade and my inner fears win out

Novels and short stories shall take it's place and win the bout

So to all the gifted poets and writers of song and rhyme

That within your endeavors, much happiness will you find

As you put ink to paper, or on pale parchment grace with pen

Your imaginations flourish, and bring you great joy within

For poetry is created often from chaos or from loss

From Love that’s gone aria, heartfelt pain a pearl's cost

From emotions expressed within now dangling from a cuff of sleeve

Left unprotected, heart wide-open to the critique’s impede

From emotions deep beneath the skin exposing wide the heart

Expressing oft the pain and betray deep feelings too impart

So to contrivers of words and lyrics written in pages of time

May you bring forth inspiration and cause reflections in our mind

That we might pause a moment and depth of feeling may we see

And perhaps realize incentive embedded in your soliloquy

And as we reflect upon it may in its revelation see a glimpse

Of the world inside the poet and visions inside their mind us lent.


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    • Springboard profile image


      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      Poetry is really, in my opinion, the purest form of raw human emotion on display. I think that elemental fact is strongest in this written form than any other written form. The more I read it, the more I appreciate it, and the more I appreciate the power of it. As emotions run the gamut, so does poetry run the gamut. It's as varied as life, as are life's experiences.

      In a way, poets are perhaps the most exposed of all writers.

    • must65gt profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thanks Moneylady and Springboard for dropping by and taking time to read. Poetry is fun but it can go so many directions with relation to the authors mindset when writing time draws near. Thanks again... Stu

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      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      Very interesting stuff. Wish I could say I could write poetry at all. It's a tough craft to say the least. So little time to get out the point, and yet the poem often speaks volumes.

    • Moneylady profile image


      8 years ago from Texas

      The poem you wrote was a pleasure to read. Good job!

    • must65gt profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thank you Ulrike and Hello. Poetry can be filled with emotion, dripping with cynicism, reveal tragedy, express deep compassion or embellish romance. But always a poem should cause one to pause and reflect. I appreciate the time allowed to read my words and the kind comments

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Lovely poem and I loved reading every line of it. You are super.

    • UlrikeGrace profile image


      8 years ago from Canada

      Poetry is not an easy venture to aspire to....hats off to you for the courage to travel this road. I enjoyed this 'ode'...well done...

      Poetry is a lonely, exposing genre...both in the reading and in the writing...probably why the Bible has so much in it...a person says lots with just one word...

      Bless you SA...keep writing

    • must65gt profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thank you Quill and thanks for reading'

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      8 years ago

      Well done, very well done.



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