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Dare I?
by Felix LeRoy Perry

Friday, August 13, 2010
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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Dare I?

Dare I…put quill to parchment

bare my soul to all eternity

fearfully reach forward in time?

 

Dare I…set down in word lines

that may be quoted or misquoted

at the mere whim of a future reader?

 

Dare I…risk slanderous remarks

in future where I may not be free

to defend the truth of this bard?

 

Dare I…unburden thought and deed

as if in silent confession or concession

to the morality of tomorrow’s time?

 

Yes, dare I must…for I am Poet

I must compose as I draw breath

for writing is a bard’s lifeblood…


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Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 9/14/2010
The thought of not writing would not enter my mind. Yes, we all dare to write . I loved this poem Fee
hug
Kat
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 9/3/2010
I'm so glad you dare, because my life and many others are enriched when you bare your soul. Lovely poem Fee.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 8/31/2010
Felix,it is perhaps the only brave trait many poets possess. The fortitude to lay bare emotions that will be interpreted, misinterpreted and enjoyed or despised by countless that will succeed us. Language will evolve and ours will become esoteric. Relevance will be lost for much our renderings through the tests of time. But when the ink flows onto the parchment it is too late. So boldness be my date when the moment to share seems right. I wrote a poem a long time ago, in the infancy of my poetic career that expressed many of the same thoughts you share here. Yours written with far greater expertise than mine. May peace love and joy be always with you my friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Axilea MU 8/29/2010
Perfect conclusion Fee, it is both a right and a duty!

Axilea
Reviewed by Morning Star 8/27/2010
And you are one fantastic poet Fee
So yes do put your quill to parchment
Take the dare!
Your words captured a true bard!
Wishing you Peace Love and Light...Yolie
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 8/27/2010
Perfectly said!
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 8/24/2010
Yes! and by all means take the dare, that's what a poet does by writing our words down for others to see. Thank you for sharing.

May the Lord Bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and walk by your side. With love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister Barbie.
Reviewed by Cela Shearer 8/19/2010
I agree, grandchildres and great. I really enjoyed your insightful poem.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 8/16/2010
Well said, Fee. We can't please everyone:) Hugs,

Sheila
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 8/16/2010
... and I think you already did! Dare on, and continue to infuse your readers with the full-blooded red cells of heart and soul that are always so stirring and passionate. Your poems are often a lifesaver. xx
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 8/16/2010
yes...you may dare, and you have wonderfully sketched your poetic thoughts...best wishes Fee, neerja
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 8/15/2010
..as a writer, do you have any other choices...dare on!

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/15/2010
Dare On!
Reviewed by jude forese 8/14/2010
you flare to dare is beyond compare ...
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 8/14/2010
Oh dear Cuz you know you Dare open the doors and stand as naked as the new born for all. You are a poet, an excellent poet with no fear of sharing your words. I love this.

Love ya face Cuz XOXOXO, Rose
Reviewed by Deborah Tornillo 8/14/2010
Excellent poem Fee......I dare you to bare it all!

Deb
Reviewed by Richard King 8/14/2010
Felix LeRoy Poet. He who dared. This does make one stop and think, however. These words I'm spreading all over the place, will be there for eternity. Wow! What prower!

Thanks Dick
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 8/14/2010
Fee,

Yes, as your last line states "Yes, I dare..for I am Poet, I must compose as I draw breath, for writing is a bard's lifeblood. And what we do without dear Fee's poetry? Quite incomplete. Keep on movin' the pen!

Mary
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 8/14/2010
Yes, you must dare..write on Fee...
Peace, love and light,
Amber
Reviewed by pat medlin 8/14/2010
dare you must...what great write...want to hear more felix
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 8/13/2010
Oh Yes!!
You Better...You Better...You Bet!!

Bards R Poetry
Vickie
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/13/2010
Dare you or dare you not, that is the real question...e
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 8/13/2010
Perfectly put, my friend! Couldn't have said it any better. Thanks Fee.

Hugs,
Anna
Reviewed by D Johnson 8/13/2010
Amen!

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Paul Berube 8/13/2010
You got that right, Fee. Well said.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 8/13/2010
"I must compose as I draw breath
for writing is a bard’s lifeblood…"...bingo, perfectly said Fee!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/13/2010
Dare away, Fee, dare away! Very well penned; bravo! Write on!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 8/13/2010
And you must dare because you are wonderful at it and because your poems are a gift to all who read them, and we all need courage, we just need to know how to sit up tall and say, if I might say something that I actually never do say out loud, "screw the world!"
Write on bardic Felix!
I'll be reading...
Blessings,
Christine
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