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    This I speak true
    through rage and sorrow:
    here was a day that
    had no tomorrow.

    The poet who lives
    inside my head
    ignores me mostly,
    passes me ghostly,
    cold and without
    comfort in the
    maelstrom of my mind.

    And this is why
    I could not find
    the words with
    which to tell
    what swells my heart
    and quickens me
    madly to my fateó

    Now it is too late.

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    blue eyed floozy shakeysix's Avatar
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    May 2007
    St. John, Kansas
    Bien hecho Guillermo. (well done in English always sounds like a steak to me.) --s6
    Last edited by shakeysix; 07-23-2017 at 03:19 AM.

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    Grand Duchess Ambrosia's Avatar
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    Feb 2009
    In the Castle, of course.
    Excellent, William. Thank you for sharing this poem.
    "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."

    "You don't need thick skin, you just need perseverance." leifwright


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    Super Moderator SuperModerator Stew21's Avatar
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    Mar 2006
    lost in headspace
    oh my god. if this isn't an indictment on my ability to create a poem lately I don't know what is.

    You've done an amazing thing with this in that I relate immediately, but the form of the poem actually speeds the read to the proper pace for the ending.
    As usual, you made form suit your purpose.
    It resonates because it's something we all know, but you say it in a way that we all know that we know it.
    Fantastic poem, William.
    Sometimes I actually write stuff
    Like this...
    If a tree falls in Hesperides


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