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Poets Are Like Cruises
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Saturday, April 23, 2005
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*Grins* My Muse is workin' overtime. LOL

Poets are like cruises -
Poets have a tendency to overpack
Their pen with too many outfits of meter
And rhyme and forget to leave room for free verse.

Poets are like cruises -
Some announce their arrival with great fanfare,
But the biggest doesn't mean that it's the best
Or that the stabilizers will always work.

Poets are like cruises -
One never knows what kind of waters they'll have
Or if their pen will have an oceanside view
Or if they'll reach their final destination.

Poets are like cruises -
Spending a lot of dough does not guarantee
You a seat at the Captain's table or give
Increased odds of winning at the Casino.

Poets are like cruises -
Good ones try different forms at the buffet,
Don't overeat and become bloated with praise -
And ALWAYS bring back souveniers for their friends.

Poets are like cruises -
One doesn't know if their readers will get sick
Or if there will be a disaster at sea -
That is a chance the Poet will have to take.

(c) 2005, Karla Dorman.


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Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 4/24/2005
yes very creative, I think i'VE went way pass a cruise Karla. I'm more or less in superglide. G
Reviewed by Dave Harm 4/24/2005
Very creative and how true...
Reviewed by Paul Williams 4/24/2005
Loved this one Karla I feel like the QE 2 now Lol

Reviewed by George Jackson 4/24/2005
Loved this, lol.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/24/2005
Very poetic and well crafted!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by john zimmerman 4/23/2005

poets stabilizers never work!

good write

love john+
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/23/2005
The longest cruise I took is when my motor died out about 50 miles once when fishing...drifted around for awhile till the Coast Guard showed up, thankfully...I think that poets drift around alot in a torrent of rough water...but end up like you have of late, becoming great poets...Ed
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 4/23/2005
You have come a long way with your wonderful poetry karla..
your friend in Arkansas. It's cold here and I love it!
Reviewed by Cynthia Castle 4/23/2005

Your cruise made it to its destination without any readers getting sick! Very unique, creative write. Keep that quill cruisin'!! Looks like smooth sailing for you!

Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 4/23/2005
It sounds as if you had a really good time on the cruise and doing this one.
Reviewed by Henry Stevens 4/23/2005
Fun poem. Good job. Henry
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 4/23/2005
Very clever write, Karla...while on a cruise and in the poetic realm, it is always a good idea to take a break and enjoy a bit of different scenery and cuisine at a port of call. Sometimes it helps us to broaden our horizons when we write...great message.

Take care,
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 4/23/2005
Real Poets Don't Have To Show It_

They Already Know It_

Yep, Lotsa Poets Here Are Just Blow-Its...

Reviewed by F William Broome 4/23/2005
Bingo! I'm booking passage on a cruise without a destination. That way, I'll never be disappointed if we don't get there. You've done it again! - Bill
Reviewed by jude forese 4/23/2005
the affinity to poets and cruises is very clever and original ... this poetic sojourn was a delightful cruise into a sea of creativity ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/23/2005
Excellent analogy Karla. You are spitting them out fast and furious!
don't spend them all in one day;-)superb poem!

Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 4/23/2005
I love the way your muse works
God Bless
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/23/2005
Enjoyed the connection you have made between poets and cruises :-) I wanted to dive into the photo! :-)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/23/2005
(((Kruisin' Karla)))

Still on cruise mode, eh?? LOL Ready for another, I see....LOL

Wonderfully clever write; your muse is on FIRE!! BRAVA!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :D

So...when's the next one? And can I come along, pleeeeeeeeeeease??? :)
Reviewed by Mary Quire 4/23/2005
Very orginal. Your muse is in rare form. I love the comparisons.

Best wishes,
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