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Raven's Verse

Updated on September 2, 2014

By: Wayne Brown

You showed up three weeks ago

Posted a story, a poem or two

Pretty thang you are

Your profile says it’s so

You had more fans than I

In just about an hour or so

At least you have no naked aunties

In your stable there

You don’t need them

Not with your smiling eyes

Your raven black hair

You’re a little poet don’t ya know

With metaphor and symbolic gesture

Words that ebb and flow

I wish I had your looks, your style

I’d have fans lining for me

Extending at least a country mile

Me, I’m just an ole cowpoke

Not here for money, only for show

Writing is something I do

Some serious, some not, some joke

When I get the words to flow

Now I start to understand

You’re a pretty her and I’m just a him

I start to get what I did wrong

Maybe I should have used a girly picture

Written under a pseudonym

I can write about adventure and drama too

I can turn a bit of humor

Something to tickle me and you

I even write a little verse

But it’s the hardest of them all

Maybe cause I’m just a him

Could that be the poet’s curse?

I’ll just plod along and take my plight

Scribbling my scratch on keyboard

Long into the wee hours of the night

The fans will come to your door

With sight of your raven tresses

I will plod right along

And wish with your ease

I could gain their masses.

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    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      7 years ago from Texas

      I wrote this at a time when I was feeling exactly as you feel right now. Luckily, with some encouragement from others, I didn't give. I remember when I saw "Clear Lake" hit the boards for the first time...Wow! Then I knew it had all been worth it. Write from your heart; write from your soul...bare yourself to all. Write it the way you feel and to the best quality you can attain...and don't second guess what you do. In the end, you are the one who must be happy with your work. If it reflects too much of others and not enough of you, that time will never come. WB

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      Truckstop Sally 

      7 years ago

      Funny hub!! Hard to make sense out of how everything works. I see you are celebrating your 1-year anniversary here. Congrats! I am just trying to get some of my hubs to be in a "Some of Truckstop Sally's Favorite Topics" subhead like you have: US Campaigns/Elections, Ode, Nonsense Poetry/Music . . . Maybe I don't have enough hub yet??

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @Grandma's House...this one never really got much air play...early in my career here. But your observations are correct and never once did I again here from the pretty one....Quote The Raven..."Nevermore" LOL! WB

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      Grandma's House 

      8 years ago

      How did I miss this one? I love it! Sadly, there is a lot of truth to it but it no longer matters - I saw your score hit 100 and you do have fans lined up for miles!

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      8 years ago from Tylertown,Ms

      he she it does not matter lol i am a she and until you came along to my page i was over looked also lol. i am like you in someways i do not care to write for money i am doing it so others can see my point of view on things. i live thru my words. i loved the poem and cant wait to move on to the next one.

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      You are so correct, Petra. I am also amazed at their ability to prosper on the scoreboard...a flaw in HP. I will check out your new hub! Thanks. WB

    • Petra Vlah profile image

      Petra Vlah 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles

      Between fake identities and multiple alter ego, the game some self-serving hubbers play never ends. It could be funny at times to see the chameleonic personalities at play, but most of the time is just sad. (just wrote a hub about it today)

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas know how to make us old cowboys feel good. Thank you for your kind words. I have been writing a bit of poetry this past week just to get a feel for it. It is difficult for me...much more so than the other stuff. But, I'll keep trying to get my legs. WB

    • KFlippin profile image


      8 years ago from Amazon

      Great poem, it really flowed with rhythm, rhyme, and energy. And you don't need a mustache, you're the most handsome cowpoke on hubbpages!

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      The inspiration was CC...Sometimes the numbers just don't add up...gotta be a gender thing...WB

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      8 years ago

      Is she for real or no Wayne? No matter, them kind are for others to dream about, we have our own to tend to.

    • sunflowerbucky profile image


      8 years ago from Small Town, USA

      Go for it. I'm trying to figure out how to copy and past some nice knockers onto mine!

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Thanks, Bucky...what do you think about a fake moustache on me?? WB

    • sunflowerbucky profile image


      8 years ago from Small Town, USA

      I think most people use fake profile pics! Great poem Wayne!

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Well, thank ya, maam! Miss Laura, I feel like a school boy learning his ABC's when I get around your poetry. I was inspired by a real experience on this one. I admit to gaining some comfort in the genre but I doubt I will ever be able to spin the magic into words like you can! Thanks for encouraging me though! WB

    • lalesu profile image


      8 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      Wayne Brown, I adore your raven haired beauty! and your poetry, as well! We hers need make no apologies when up against the charming words of a him like you, haha! Plod along with your easy Texas style, my good man.

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Thanks, Sam...I really wish HubPages would set up a site exclusively for the aunties. It is interesting, they don't want you to use profanity in your writings but it's okay to post nude pics of your aunties! Go figure. Thanks for the kind words on the poem! WB

    • samboiam profile image


      8 years ago from Texas

      At least you have no naked aunties.

      Oh for real.... I am so tired of that crap. But on the other hand I did enjoy reading this poem. Keep up the good work.

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      MPM...thank you for that "big Texas style welcome" I sure appreciate. I have been trying my hand at poetry so I can convince myself that the other stuff is not so hard. So far, I am finding that to be true. Thanks for stopping by. I'll keep trying if you'll keep reading it! Thanks, WB

    • manlypoetryman profile image


      8 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

      Great one...Ha! You're dang right that the poet's curse is coming from being a him...but hey...thanks for showing up...and giving it your "manliest". Surely...not even words can compare to a Raven-haired beauty...but then why would us "men" want to do with out their looks or style to grace us with symbolic gesture and metaphor? Enjoying your poetry works, fellow "Texan". With three months of being on Hub pages under your belt...a "Welcome" on my part...may be a little bit on the "late" side...but please allow me a Big "Welcome" none the less...if you don't mind. "Welcome!"


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