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To all those who kindly have declared a poet me, you know who you are:

 the Old Masters of Authors' Den



A poet, you say?
Why, I am no poet on any day;
rather, I am a poet-aster,
an inferior rhym-ester—
who doodles with word play.
Now, I agree a writer I hail,
spinning yarns and weaving tales:
fact and fantasy, though little pay.


A poet, you say?
Why, come with me on any day;
Authors Den reveals Old Masters,
not one a poet-aster—
who dabbles in word play.
Many there be, but I name only a few;
Peggy, Eileen and even Sue:
heart and soul, though little pay.


There is Karla, Karen and Pat,
whose rhymes are juicy and fat;
Lowell, George, Andre and Bhuwan,
all the ladies hearts have they won.
Ah, and La Belle, the little brat,
with a bee in her bonnet:
buzzing with truth in a sonnet.
They are poets spilling hearts on paper mat.


Oh, I cannot name them all,
though each should stand tall;
for they weave beautiful tapestries,
full of love, secrets and mysteries,
spun from ups and downs, successes and falls:
all from the yarn of meaningless words.
They take flight like colorful birds,
A precious message in each call.


A poet, you say?
Why, I am no poet on any day;
knowing neither sonnet nor ode
or other poetic secret code.
To the ins and outs I say,
Why, what is a quatrain?
On one track four trains?
See now why I receive no pay?

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©copyright 2003 Bonita M Quesinberry, R.C. 121103


CHECK OUT THESE OLD MASTERS of whom I poetically speak:


William Montgomery, Alla Harper, Amor Sabor, Andre Bendavi Ben-YEHU, Andy Turner, Bess Warley, Bhuwan Thapaliya, Bruce Humphrey, C. E. Laine, Carmen Ruggero, Carolyn Red Bear, Cassandra Brewer, Ch'erie Perrette, Christine Patterson, Crystal-Rain Love, Cynthia Borris, Dani, David Livingstone, Deborah Frontiera, Eileen Waldron, Elizabeth Stember, Floria Kelderhouse, Gaye Dale, George Carroll, Gloria Lewis-Vaughn, Handsum Hart, J. G. Joseph, Jan Nunn, Jeff Mason, Jerry Bolton, Justin D' Souza, Karla Dorman, Kate Clifford, La Belle Rouge, Lady Anita, Leland Waldrip, Libby Stone, Lowell Bergeron, Lynn Barry, Marie Wadsworth, May Lu, Michelle Kidwell, Munayem Mayenin, Nicole Davis Vergara, Oirdheirc Mor, Patricia Eichler, Paul Bruce, Peggy Bertrand, Regis Auffray, Rhonda Hayman, Robert Montesino, Robert Jude(Ace) Forese, Robin Ouzman Hislop, Rodd Jokre, Ronald Cox, Safi Abdi, Sandi Schraut, Sara Russell, Scott Zachary, Siddharth Katragadda, Southern Horizons (Lisa), Steve Vernon, Tinka Boukes, Christine Morell, and Sue Hess.


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Reviewed by Hanley Harding
A great fun reading. Lately, I have been receiving so much bad news... this makes me smile...! Thanks!

Reviewed by Jeff Mason
Incredibly well-put! But... HEY... I'm not *[OLD]*, nor am I a master. I learn from you... as much as you learn from me; you poet-aster. :)
Reviewed by Marie Wadsworth
Lol. Only a true artist (and yes, for you naysayers writing is an art) would say something like this. Such modesty. I'm that way too (I hope). I don't know what I did to be classified as an old master poet -- Is that good or bad? Lol. Write on! I enjoy the high caliber of your work. I saved this. It is excellent, poetess!
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
Oh just didnt want to leave anyone out...That says a lot about you...This is so are just so sweet...and you are a POET...a brilliant writer....if only I could write like you...have a great holiday friend...blessings to you and yours...floria
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya excellent have captured everything that needs to be captured here my dear n luck....BHUWAN
Reviewed by Robert Montesino
How could I have missed this one! You have without a doubt a beautiful soul & magical pen!!! Thanks for putting a feather in all our caps!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I am with the others on this and truly, humbly honored. Thank you, Boita. Love and peace, Regis.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

i am honored to be included in your list *THANK YOU*

but you are still a poet :) and i love you and your works BRAVA for your talent and encouragement and friendship *THANK YOU*

((((HUGS)))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
..Oh yes you it or not!! A great poet-ess...wonderful tribute to your fellow poets!!

Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
Bonita... you made me cry! What a wonderful tribute. And what do you mean you're not a poet? What is it you wrote, then. I agree with Peggy: It's in your spirit.

Reviewed by jude forese
superbly written tribute ...
Reviewed by Handsum Hart
a most charming write, you clever lady

Reviewed by Crystal-Rain Love
Very nice tribute, very thoughtful of you. You surely brightened the day of quite a few of us!
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
Just darling Bonita......A beautiful poem....ty, Dani
Reviewed by Amor Sabor
Excellent work, dear Poet.
Reviewed by P. Michaels
Bonita, you do very well for not being a poet. Very nice tribute to your fellow poets. Thank you.

I've been writing poems, while waiting for my second book to be published.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Bonita, only a poet could have written this!I'm honored to have my name that close to yours, and the other poets.;-)Superb, my friend!
Reviewed by Christine Morell
A very charming tribute by a charming poet ( I do say :) )
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
Well then we have a whole lot in common! I don't see me as a poet either. I just write.
Now all those you mentioned I have to say fit the heading of being poets! Very good Bonita. Lisa
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Wonderful tribute to the poets here at AD and to yourself whether you believe it or not :-)
Reviewed by Chrisdan Gannon (Reader)
Neat! Very clever! Almost as satirical as me being a reviewer!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
This was Good Bonita!!

Love Tinka
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