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  Not A Poet
by Mark M Lichterman
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Dedicated to Jerry Pat Bolton who struck the flint bringing this spark of a remembrance forward.




Not a poet,

yet oftentimes a word

a thought

will cause my mind to

spiral backwards

to the younger days,

to the long gone

younger days

when by a window

the vision

of falling snow

brought to life

within the widened sphere of a streetlight,

when by a window

I would stand transfixed

in the warmth of my home

while in the background

children playing

or watching TV,

the scents of the kitchen

bringing the sense of my home to me

as I would watch the sparkling

white accumulation building

beneath the light of the streetlight,

then, “Honey,” my wife would say,

then from the window I would turn,

and as my wife and the children,

and the six of us,

with our dog expectantly  

standing nearby

would sit

and talk,

and laugh,

as the sparkling white snow

now widening to cover our world

fell to earth...

outside the warmth of my home.





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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 11/10/2009
Yep, you're a poet. And a really good one. Patrick
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 10/30/2009
A few of us maybe deserved to have a home that your poem tell us about and that only existed in our dreams.
And when great Poets said that you are one of them, well, that should be the proof of it for the rest of us.


Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/30/2009
I used to say, Mark, that I was not a poet, I just write poems / I thought it was "cute," but after a while I stopped, because I knew I was a poet / This is good poetry / You are a poet . . .
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 10/30/2009
Dear Mark,

I beg to disagree. You ARE a Poet!

You paint such a warm scene with this wonderful poem. This is a home filled with joy and love.

Reviewed by Eugene Williams 10/29/2009
You are a poet great piece enjoyed it reminded me of my own thoughts very good

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