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Monday, December 05, 2011
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Some may say

They – are . . . . . . . .

What are they?


Seekers of the unspoken

Just trying to unshackle


Just speak and puzzle.


Give there own opinion

Peel off each layer of the crystal onion

Write too much

Speak too little

Too hard to penetrate

Too easy for goodness sakes




Some may say . . . . .

I do what it takes

Too easy to dissimulate

Tries too hard to impact the world

Just trying to impress ONE little blue eyed girl.


Some may say

It takes too much of my day away

Can’t digest

Lead me on a quest

Stops too short

Don’t know where to end

Jump to the last page

Get me to where you send

When all you make

Will be given to your next-of-kin.


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Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 1/17/2012
You're one of my very favorite poets and NEVER...NEVER stop creating.
Reviewed by Axilea MU 1/15/2012
Facets of poem writing, and this poem shows them in a dynamic way,which I like. Poetry is multifaceted and always has something new to offer us at the right time.

Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame 1/11/2012
I am so thrilled to have discovered your Den..
I see I have much reading to do here..
Thank you for being you and gifting us with your wisdom, love and pure talent.


Vesna :)
Reviewed by Janna Hill 12/8/2011
A diverse, dissimulative and sometimes detached lot... Poets are odd creatures.
:) Janna
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 12/7/2011
Poetry is so comforting as an outlet as life moves and changes ~
Your style is jazzy!
Reviewed by Paul Judges 12/7/2011
People will always have their opinion, yet we must write for ourselves first. Good poem.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 12/6/2011
I agree, Doug, it is easy to hide ones feelings from others. And, considering the great gap that divides people on the internet, where everything shared is two-dimensional, I believe that it's wise to remain (in certain instances) detached. Now ... the idea that financial success burgeons after an artist has passed is not entirely inclusive, (IMO) although there are many examples that can be cited to support the notion. As I said before, I believe your insights are beginning to sprout in unique ways. Keep up the honest moving work. Peace and continued inspiration ... richard
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 12/6/2011 is good to paint forward, sometimes we never know to whom or when, but words drawn is an art perceived differently by each viewer, that is the beauty Doug~
Reviewed by Deborah Tornillo 12/5/2011
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