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Poem - The Naked Poet

Updated on July 26, 2014

Singing without music
Nowhere to hide
A poem lives
WIth naked pride
Words standing alone
With deliberate syncopation
Powerful
Firing the imagination
Show them the skies
Lay your soul bare
You are the chariot
You alone must take them there......

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you Nayo (I hope you don't mind me calling you that for short)... why belabor the point... I reached the end and put the pen down and said "this is done."

      You are very kind to be so supportive of my work.

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      Nayothara 6 years ago

      AWESOME! Said it all and made it so simple! I love the subject, and it's size! Short and AWESOME!

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you daydreamer!

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      daydreamer13 6 years ago

      Nicely done!

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you Caroline....

      I'm going to be in Chicago on Dec 14-19... got a weather forecast for me?

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      Caroline Paulison Andrew 6 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Great job! Loved it.

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you again b.!

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      To the point...short and sweet. Thanks for sharing.

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      adrienne (I've always love that name by the way)... thank you and that's a bit unnerving to have such a research staff looking at my work! I hope the word was used in the proper context... Ha....

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      Adrienne F Manson 6 years ago from Atlanta

      Great poem! I had to pull my dictionary out on syncopation *lol* good job.

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you brightforyou...:)

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      Helen 6 years ago from Florida

      Gosh I love this! So clever.. succinct and perfect. Thank you!

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you acaetnna... it helps for those who have short attention spans... get in and get out!

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Short but awesome. Loved it!

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you diane... this was originally entitled "The A Cappella Challenge" but it is also the poets challenge because we are eclipsed by performance art....

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      dianeaugust 6 years ago from Tennessee

      I love the message of these words. They cheer us on--the poets of the world--to continue to say and sing our hearts' songs. Thank you.

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you 2patricias... your comment made me laugh... it reminded me of a conversation I had long ago with a friend about the use of the word Napolean in a song by Steely Dan (Pretzal Logic) and how they were able to pull it off so well....

      It works in the context of speaking aloud and the need for the poet to bring life to the words....

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      2patricias 6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      I've voted it up - anybody who can incorporate the word "syncopation" and make sense gets my vote.

      I really like this one.