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I Wish I Were A Poet

Updated on July 22, 2012

I’ve tried my hand at writing and

Find it very hard to do.

I sit and stare at paper bare,

Wishing I could be a poet, too.


How I love thee, wasn’t written by me,

Nor have I ever counted the ways.

Or would I have thought while wars were fought,

Poems were born in those hard days.


Great many men have taken to pen,

To express their deepest concerns.

But try as I may, there ain’t no way,

I can compete with Poe or Burns.


There are those who haven’t a clue,

Of what should be written.

But I am telling you I know it is true,

That once you rhyme you are smitten.


Each and every thought, a poem will be sought

And you cannot clear your head.

You’ll scribble all the time searching for rhyme,

Amazed at what you’ve written and said.


A writer’s done well, you can usually tell,

If a story has been told.

Or near the end the words may send

Chills that are blustery cold.


There may be a silence creeping through the audience,

Like you’ve never heard.

Or a teardrop falls or someone calls,

About your way with words.


I’ve tried my hand at writing and

Find it very hard to do.

I sit and stare at paper bare,

Wishing I could be a poet, too.


©kwd/2011

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    • The RV Guy profile imageAUTHOR

      The RV Guy 

      6 years ago from Somewhere In America

      Thank you for the kind words...

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Interesting. I think all we wrters suffer wiht our muses at times! Well put!

    • The RV Guy profile imageAUTHOR

      The RV Guy 

      7 years ago from Somewhere In America

      Thank you CrazyGata...

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      CrazyGata 

      7 years ago from Puerto Rico

      RV!!! awww!!! This is sweet!! Sweet RV Guy!!!

      Voted up and beautiful!!!

    • The RV Guy profile imageAUTHOR

      The RV Guy 

      7 years ago from Somewhere In America

      You are perpetually, too kind. Thanks.

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      Sunnie Day 

      7 years ago

      Good Morning,

      I think you are a poet..you just did not know it!!! :)

      Sunnie

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