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A Poet Grieves
by Felix LeRoy Perry
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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a poet writes whatís in his heart


the words like raindrops fall


on blank sheets of white they appear


in answer to the poetís call


 


sometimes words drip heartache


laughter often giggles aloud


anger sometimes froths the page


or hero worship tall and proud


 


bare our souls to the readerís eyes


our hearts to the world to see


brave the critics slashing tongues


if with us they disagree


 


i have written poems to cheer the lonely


poems to ease a broken hearts pain


poems to say the angels are waiting


to take a loved one home again


 


poems to give encouragement


words of congratulations to you


poetry to make you laugh


and ones to make you think itís true


 


one thing i know for certain


i only write what i believe


the cost is sometimes heavy


a cost a poets left to grieve.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

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Reviewed by June Thompson 10/13/2005
Oh how true this is!!!!!

you are right on with this one my friend
Loved it, felt it, held it close
Reviewed by The Smoking Poet 7/30/2005
Felix, in the end, the best of the best poem.... it is for us. Ourselves. Our gift given back to the divine.
Reviewed by jude forese 7/15/2005
a poet always writes from the heart as you always exhibit with your poetry ... strong statement, Felix ...
Reviewed by Linda Hill 7/15/2005
Another beautiful poem by you, my friend. Every poem you write that helps someone else is a blessing to you. Keep writing and don't worry about the critics. Your poems are awesome.

~Linda
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 7/15/2005
Felix-Honesty is my Policy! and I'm glad to see it is yours too-YOU shot from the Heavens with this one. I have 1 similiar- alittle diffferent in thought, but it's so close to the timing of yours.This is strange- I wrote today around 10:00A- (w/2 others following close and I now don't want to put mine out now,) Dah, not sure yet.. I will think on it and pray on it...YOu Poetry is moving, thoughtful and direct! That I find important! your a TRue Writers Friend! This is ExceLLenT!Add another feather in your cap- delightfully so, --- you earn it with every letter you know! SMiling at cha'--- Warm HuGs2U-Lady,SheeeOX Enjoy your DAy!

BleSSings small & BiG can be found in "Anything"~~~
Reviewed by Dave Harm 7/14/2005
How true... for me, to write is not only a way to grieve, but also a way to heal...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/14/2005
Don't I know it, Felix. Sometimes the words just have to cry the tears that won't flow down our faces--BRAVO! An excellent write--

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Sue Hess 7/14/2005
i've always said that what i write may not literally be about me but in one way it is always something inside me...we all write for so many reasons and all of them right. this is a great poem felix
Reviewed by Paul Williams 7/14/2005
Super write Felix, never be afraid of expressing truth

Paul;-)
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 7/14/2005
Excellent my friend!!!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/14/2005
excellent write, felix; very well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :(
Reviewed by M. B. 7/14/2005
A writer, a poet, must take risks or they don't grow and their writing doesn't evolve and challenge the hearts and minds of readers. I enjoy reading your work, dear Felix!

A POET GRIEVES has beautiful grace and cadence and speaks a message all poets will understand.

~Mari
Reviewed by Pierre Ortega 7/14/2005
We write to ease the pain of our truth.
Excellent Pierre.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/14/2005
Never feel sorry for being truthful Felix!!

That is and will always be a plus in my books and that of God!!

Warm love Tinka
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 7/14/2005
Oh I must agree, this is so powerful and honest,

Reindeer
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 7/13/2005
Felix, you really nailed this with the fantastic piece. Truth abounds within these lines. Thanks for sharing this with all.

Allen
Reviewed by Sandy Knauer 7/13/2005
Excellent poem, Felix. I believe honesty is the most important thing we can give to others, as well as the greatest gift we give ourselves. As long as we are honest, whether or not others like our truth doesn't matter.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 7/13/2005
I agree with Sherry. I, too, write from my heart. Whether or not it is agreed upon it does not bother me, as I am always true to my own feelings and expression.

I think we, the poets, do tend to speak from our mind and heart, and when that happens our expressions are genuine, we are also highly empathetic, so we are capable of feeling other people's pain and misery, thus in many instances we write to comfort the others.

A wonderful write, Felix!

Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 7/13/2005
I appologise for nothing that I write, for I write from my heart. If some disagree, that is good for it means that mankind has not shrunken to the mentality of cows, all following after the jingling of the lead bell. We are each unique and that makes for a difference of opinion sometimes. With age and time we learn flexibility and realize that different isn't the same as wrong. Wonderful write, Felix!!
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/13/2005
Never grieve over truths you write...excellent poem!


Eileen



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