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i still write poetry
by john k zimmerman

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 Something of an anthem --
Something of a Battle Cry
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I Still Write Poetry

as a youth, shallow and inexperienced,
i smoked a pipe and wrote poetry,
the pipe is gone, the poetry remains

as a lover i wrote poetry to melt my ladies’ heart,
“seize the day, my sweet, whoever...”
the loves are gone, the poetry’s still here

from time to time the Censor in my head
has convinced me, or nearly so, that i
should grow up and put away my pen.

sometimes the world has so wrung and
worried and wearied me that for a time
there seemed no room nor time for poetry

but the laughing muse who fills my heart
with sight and song not check nor censor
knows. the poetry flows and overflows

i can not stop it. i will not try.
in spite time and tides, toll and tally
i still write poetry



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Reviewed by Carrie Deveney
Great!! Strongly written. I especially like how you show poetry as something that endures even when other important things do not. I loved it.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Yes you write right on okay...never put that pen down....I only started to do this 3 months ago.....so I have a long way to go....but not with out my friend okay
love
tinka
Reviewed by jing javier
very good.. yes, continue writing..
Reviewed by N. P. (Reader)
i fully understand your point, yes it's exactly as you describe... very good poem
Reviewed by Shawn Field
Write on mah'man . . . write on.
Reviewed by na na (Reader)
Poetry flow so the story goes and there goes John a tracin' to catch up with his pen. Hand in air he is writing everywhere.
Go Johh go! Bill Murray
Reviewed by Calendula Petal (Reader)
and dont you dare stop either....I mean, what else would we do with all those loose words whizzing round in our heads........eh?
Reviewed by Chester Hardy lll
Beautiful write John.
Reviewed by jude forese
we are always poets at heart...
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
12-13-02

Your Just Rewards are Not In Or Of This World!

Thank you For Your Comments...

TRASK
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
don't stop...go, go, go
Reviewed by E T Waldron
And beautifully so...well said!
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci
John,
This is so on! I really adore this!
Thank you for sharing, and I am glad that you did not put that pen down...never put that pen down!

Hugs,
Maria
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
and we are thankful that you do. this is beautiful...brings tears to my eyes! well done, john! (((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)

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