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We don’t reward or revere poets…
by Ed Matlack

Sunday, December 18, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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No Emmy,

No Oscar,

No nobel


No trophy,

No ring,

Not even are we told truths, just lies


Poets don’t reap great rewards,

Mostly it seems we make most bored,

A writing muse we do possess,

Sometimes we seem to do our best,

And others we trip on our muse & do less…


So when we do of others read,

Take into account how we get our thought seed,

For some, poetry can for life them feed,

As we don’t usually get our just reward,

Till we die, then our poetry does maybe get revered,

After all our thought & sweat we have into it poured…

© ed ~ 12/18/11


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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 12/21/2011
There are poet laureates, but I don't know exactly how they get that designation. As for me, I'd rather be a starving poet then some so-called laureate expert at poetry. Edgar Allen Poe et a tree, spit it out as paper, and wrote on it in his own blood.

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 12/19/2011
I didn't know Paul Revere was a poet no wonder I didn't my reward. Patrick
Reviewed by jude forese 12/18/2011
you can say that again in any words your heart desires ....
Reviewed by Paul Berube 12/18/2011
So, so true, Ed.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 12/18/2011
True. All that is true, but poets are poets, at least these days we have a way to have our poems read via the Internet. That is something.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/18/2011
If you go before me, Bro, I'm gonna revere you with a poem. (And I usually only do that for animals!) Merry Christmas.

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