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why don't you read me?
by Steve Patterson

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why don't you read me?
is it because i don't read you?
maybe that's true .

but you write to be read
you write to be fed
your ego
so let it go

i just write
so that i might be me
can't you see?
you might if you try
but then again why?

all the petty BS
politics, romantics & all the rest
guess we're all doin' our best
but what's the test?

you bore me to tears

tell me your fears
your dreams
your hopes & schems
by all means
speak to me
so i'll see
Who You Are!
write from the Heart
not the mind
find that part
that hurts, that skirts
that laughs & loves
tell me what you're dreamin' of's

don't be silly
don't be prophetic
or chilly
that's pathetic

with all your might

from your soul
from your whole
from deep down in that hole

don't critisize others
we all be sisters & brothers
in poetry
can't you see?

so introduce yourSelf to me
show me how it Be
with you
show me how you Feel
show me how you Deal
show me what's Real
you show me yours 'cause i always show you mine
then we all might just find

so interest me
then we'll see
if i read you
will you read me
guess we'll see

but please
cut out
all this bull shit
that's it
read or don't
i still won'tstop writtin'
stop fightin'
for a poet's poetry
for that's the way it be
that's mewhat about you?
whatch' gonna' do?

petty little fights
or just
writes & writes & writes.

so why don't you read me?
'cause i don't read you?

guess you know now
hopefully how
i don't
i won't
be a part of all this bullshit!

that's it!

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/25/2003

i always read you, but don't always have time to comment

love the lines

" introduce yourself to me
show me how it be
with you
show me how you feel
show me how you deal
show me what's real..."

i agree--emotions laid bare, for all to see

that's what i love about your writing--no b.s., you lay it all out on the table


(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 8/25/2003
I read you Steve! Actually, I enjoy reading a variety of writing/poetry styles/forms and subject matters! It makes for exciting reading experiences.
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 8/25/2003
Your a straight shooter Steve! When I do read your writes it's very enjoyable! ~Z~
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 8/24/2003
I read you every time you post. I never thought you wanted feedback. This writing was very well written. You exposed yourself of need. Nicely done.

Reviewed by Erica Ivory 8/24/2003
I read you when I am around... Wishing you well
Reviewed by Alain Gracio 8/24/2003
You are wasting time and space! I think you know why they don't read you
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 8/24/2003
Hi Steve,
Never read you before, but after this read, I'm gonna! (Not sure if there's an underlying current here, but I like your style.) I especially like this:
"so introduce yourSelf to me
show me how it Be
with you
show me how you Feel
show me how you Deal
show me what's Real

Some real emotions here - I could feel every word. A powerful write. Bravo. Bravo!

Reviewed by jude forese 8/24/2003
couldn't agree more...
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 8/24/2003
Wonderful thoughts and viewpoint Steve, Stop by everytime I see your name up..Love your poetry!

Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 8/24/2003
I do read you night Steve.

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