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another Buk joint because I can
by Patricia Gomes

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A dear friend of mine was recently torn a new one by one of the harsher critiquing boards. I keep tellin' her to stay outta those places! This one's for her.

another Buk joint because I can

they get pissed
at me
these poets
who admire my work
and then
beat themselves up
because I wrote
the piece in 10
while they agonize
for a month
over line breaks

tell me your secret
they demand
as if it's buried treasure
or the key
to a Young Thang's

here is my secret:
I write
I have something
to say

if there's nothing
to say
I shut up.

good advice, no? or
would you rather
I write
like those windbags
those twits
who produce
for other
windbag twits
and sweat alliteration
choke on meter
twist their brains
into a knot
for cleverness
dry wit
and 69 words to rhyme
with fellate
so that the revered
pale, pinched-nose
poets can have
a thing
to critique, rip to shreds
while frantically searching
for their own
69 words
30 of which
will be in Latin

I have no tolerance
for windbags
and twits
or the vanilla boredom
they bring

I've become a snob
but am told
I'm delightful
and charming
so I press on

when I have something
to say

P. Gomes 2003

In the Wee Hours

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Reviewed by Rodney Bohen 4/25/2003
Smiles, sings and shines she does!
Rodney Evan Bohen
Reviewed by A PAX 3/11/2003
Art is an extension of the soul
Some souls whisper, some roar
I applaud and respect any efforts made
Even if I find them tepid

But I would never critize anothers would be like saying...gee lady...u got one fucking ugly baby! lol

but I can think it!!!

lol....ahhhhhhh you got me smiling!!!
This is great!!!
Reviewed by Adam Walsvik (Reader) 3/11/2003

Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 3/10/2003
Oh yes Patricia.. the ones that come in minutes with feelings are the best..Oh I like form poetry..sonnets etc..but I also admire the poets as yourself that write with soul..and oh well...every once in awhile I can too..LOL..this was so great to read..thanks for your support...floria
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 3/8/2003
Superb write ! and I give this an 11+
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 3/8/2003
Poetry is personal. What is great to one, may annoy another. We can correct spelling and/or grammar for the sake of refinement but thoughts, style is 'each artist/poet' for themself. No one has had your experience, your life but you! Fabulously put! Sandy
Reviewed by Melissa Rives 3/8/2003
Very awesome indeed!!!!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/7/2003
hahahaha....well done
Reviewed by Mike Ill (Reader) 3/7/2003
mmmm... i love this. a "fuck you" poem that doesn't suck.
Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J 3/7/2003
Pat, that 69 shines !!!!

Love from India - Joel -
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 3/7/2003
Oh yes! I love this! says everything I wish I had the courage to!


Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy 3/6/2003
rules are made to be broken, and poetry is where breaking the rules is part of the charm. To each his own, metered, footted, or free, that is the freedom of a poet's art.
Reviewed by Madame X (Reader) 3/6/2003
Really great write. I go in lulls...sometimes inspired, sometimes not.
I really enjoyed this write.
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 3/6/2003
My Guru!

I am just going to say DAMN!!! Love it when you get down and dirty! HUGE, HUGE, GRIN!!!

Love You,
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 3/6/2003
Great form and content, Patricia!! :)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/6/2003
Way to go P. if you have nothing to say, say nothing, that's a motto I try to live by.Fine work!
Reviewed by Bill Murray 3/6/2003
I thoroughly agree with you Pat. When I write and it is good, it pours out. I do use rhyme and meter, but I wasn't taught it.
It flows naturally. Those that have little to say here at AD ... say it in a thousand pedantic ways and never make an impression.
They are fairies that fly around with words that lack meaning and go nowhere except back to their very educated minds. Your words are powerful and influence your readers. Don't ever change the way you produce your poetry. And screw the critics who pretend to be lions and knights with strong credentials. The ones they bring to the table are usually written on toilet paper. God love you! I do! Bill
Reviewed by Erica Ivory 3/6/2003
I keep a book with me in my car and next to my bed... And write whatever comes to mind.. whatever is on my mind.. Great Write
Reviewed by Erica Ivory 3/6/2003
excellent:) in my opinion if theres rules its not art; thoughts cant be contained in the brain, they have to be let out on paper or some other medium, so how could they therefore be contained in something as small and base as metre and rhyme? i wish i had more words to say in support of your freind but i think youve said it best anyway
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/6/2003
P.Gomes, excellent words to live by. I always like to say what comes from the heart. I feel if I make mistakes then they are mine to make. I write first and foremost, " pour moi "
Reviewed by Josephine Bohen 3/6/2003
you and me both
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 3/6/2003
This is so gooooooood!!!!
I loved it and I hate those sites to they have a meter on the front page pain vs no pain Ha.....
Reviewed by Amber Lynn (Reader) 3/6/2003
Amen! Thank you for saying what is on my mind. You've still got it, and obviously what you have to say (when you do have something to say) is worth listening to. Great Job.

Amber Lynn
Reviewed by Christine Morell 3/6/2003
Mine are out quickly too before the emotion passes or the memory fades or I forget what I was feeling passionate about!
Love your writing and love this.

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