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A poet I am not
by Robert Harrison

Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I supose this is a thank you to all who have given me so much encouragement.
Please accept it as such.


A poet I am not, tho perchance some word,
Some phrase or picture painted with symbols
Of accepted poetic beauty has pleased the mind,
Even the very soul of some sympathetic reader.
Who by chance stumbles upon that which in
Their desire to discover some remembrance of
A forgotten past, some assurance that the romance
Of words still has power in their interpretation, to
Bring back that, which was lost. In faith, the age of
The romantic verse still has influence to please, too
Bind up the bleeding heart of some remembered love.
Therefore with furrowed brow I write that which is
Within myself all that is pent up, all that is seeking
A blessed release, to be set out in some congenial
Appearance, some pleasurable design, either to be
Accepted or to be rejected. No matter the outcome,
The unspoken word is written, the gates of their
Prison opened. Thus having been so move on.

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Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 1/10/2007

Outstanding wise composition in contents and intention..."A poet I am not" has delivered the picture of a true Poet.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Victor Farrell 11/13/2006
I think all of the above...or below?...are absolutely right. There is a difference of three years between us; let it all out. I do, good bad or indifferent. It cleanses!
Reviewed by Paul Williams 11/9/2006
Your doing ok in my book Robert, this is an exceptional exposition on the poetics we all have but don't always use. A poet you are Sir...

Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 11/8/2006
Very nice poem, my dear friend, God Bless, Holly
Reviewed by J M 11/8/2006
Words hold the power of life and death changes your words always tell a story, a nugget of wisdom well done once more.
Reviewed by Rusty Daily 11/8/2006
Interesting. A poem titled, 'a poet I am not' that describes a poet, and a good description at that. I think I'll keep this one.
Reviewed by SaPAth AnANd 11/8/2006
You are a true Poet sir,and with conviction I believe Iam not mistaken after reading your fine poetry.

Bom Bhole!
Reviewed by Steve Ralph 11/8/2006
a poet sir, you are, for if this is not poetry in it's truest form,
then I know not what is.
thank you for sharing.

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