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A Masterful Admonition

Updated on October 21, 2010

Dear Poet

Give us a line

whisper a clue

why we are we and you are you

tell us how you write

give us talent so we might match

tell us where your soul does burn

that makes the words come out

without fear

yet fire to the soul

we burn

What is it that makes

you do what you do

when we try and cant

are we less then you?

I cant see why

you have the choice

to seek to be heard

to find a voice

that tells the world a bit of you

that shows that you are growing too

that reproves the weak

while helping the growing

that says something that is worth knowing

Tell me what makes you pine

for a pen that spits out

verse like mine

Tell me what you would do

and who you would teach

how you would woo

what hours at it you keep.

I just cant see it

or else I would

Venture and fail

then fail again

take your lumps like the best of men

show the masters that you will learn

from them and not hold sacred

your unskilled pen.

For pride you fail and thats the truth

for arrogance you are discarded

when you try

forsooth you actually write an expression at all

For as it was said to me

so I will say to you

they care not what you write

until they know

they matter to you.


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    • Jaggedfrost profile image

      Jaggedfrost 7 years ago

      Hmm ink ejaculation wasn't a great title. lol But I will give it some thought for the next decade. Thanks for stopping by.

    • garynew profile image

      garynew 7 years ago from Dallas, TX and Sampran, Thailand

      Can you change the title back? I liked it better (as we commenters have you doing nothing but changing titles for the next decade).

    • Jaggedfrost profile image

      Jaggedfrost 7 years ago

      Maybe the title is a bit obscure and refers to a conversation I had with some of the other poets concerning a certain mentality amongst poets. I will see If I cant come up with a better one.

    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      The poem is lovely, I like it, but I can't see how the title applies.