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Total Nothing is Still Nothing

Updated on March 14, 2012

I found allot of nothing

Nothing I said as I pondered

Nothing was here

Nothing was there

Nothing was everywhere

No matter where I looked,

There was nothing

So I sought to add more;

More of nothing to store

So I gathered all of nothing

And more of nothing

My nothing increased,

Yes, my nothing grew

And it grew and grew

Before long,

My nothing was huge

But still, it was nothing;

Others became jealous

They wanted my nothing;

I had more than they

So much nothing I had

Of nothing, I was glad

There was nowhere to play

Or nothing to say

Oh, the nothing, the empty

The blank, the not

The absence of all

The nothing it's called

But nothing is and nothing will be

Nothing I see with nothing to flee

My nothing,

Your nothing

All nothing is free

So much nothing, I have

Much nothing I give

So as nothing you take

Let nothing forsake

The not of the thing;

For nothing plus nothing

Will never be something

┬ęCopyright 2012 Dr. Lee W. Outlaw III


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      Theresa Ast 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Very unusual and quite interesting. :)

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      Drtruthman 6 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Thank you teaches12345, I appreciate the read and the comment. It was allot of fun. Lee

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      Dianna Mendez 6 years ago

      Nothing wrong with this poem, Drtruthman! I think nothing can be peaceful at times, as in this poem. Interesting point of view.

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      Drtruthman 6 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Well, it is not consistent. sometimes it is just a computer glitch but if it rejects and claims it is duplicate even though they can prove it and you don't remove it within 72 hours, they will close out your account. They did it to many professional authors and poets. As i used to tell my writers at the Miami Herald, you just don't argue with the editor so I just move it to one of my other blogs or sites. I started my own Poetry site last week and will start allowing other poets to post on there. It's tough with the "robot-editors" they're not perfect and the Human editors can't do it all so I do understand the Hub's reasoning. It is business. they want original writing and if the web crawlers decide what we write is duplicate, it is hard to fight it rather, poem, short story or article. I wrote about this in a Hub called "Taking a Chance" which got lots of interest. You can find it in my profile. It's also kind of funny. Thanks, Lee

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      Michele Travis 6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Hub rejected a poem? Why did it do that? I have read strange short poems. that does not make any sense.

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      Drtruthman 6 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Thanks Susan, I wrote it to make a point. Hub rejects the beautiful original love poem you read on my other site. It just came to me out of "no where" and I didn't even write it on Word first. I wrote it directly on the Hub and did it in about 10 minutes. "Nothing" just flowed through my mind....guess because there was "nothing" there. I have had numerous emails and re-pins on this one. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Lee

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      Drtruthman 6 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      As I told Michele, this was my response to Hub rejected my last 2 poems. As always I value you, the "Love Poet" reading and commenting on my work. This just came to me last evening out of "no where". I didn't even write on Word first. I wrote directly on Hub in about 10 minutes. I am getting all kinds of emails and Pins on this one. Thanks Debbie. I appreciate the time and hope you like where I moved your other article. God bless you too, Lee

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      Susan Joyner Stumpf 6 years ago

      And this poem is nothing short of fantastically hilarious. First thing i read upon waking up and I'm still cracking up

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      Drtruthman 6 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Thanks Michele. I wrote it to make a point. Although I am actually an award winning poet which I don't talk about, lately everything in the way of poetry, Hub has rejected. So, ironically, I decided to write about nothing.....LOL

      Glad you like and I appreciate your taking time to read and comment. I apologize not getting to your Hubs but will shortly I have been tied up with political assignments and my new publishing company editing books.

      Thanks again, God bless. Lee

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I want some of your nothing.. LOl... hey great poem.. loved it.. I think I am jealous I want nothing too.


      voted way way up sweet friend

      God bless you


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      Michele Travis 6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Hi Lee, This is a really interesting poem. I loved it! No one has ever written a poem about nothing, which is the reason it is a great poem. Thumbs up!


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