AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Peter Ralph, iElizabeth Parker, iRosemarie Skaine, iRichard Mason, iKim Lambert, iBettye Johnson, iRosemary Patterson, i

  Home > Literary Criticism > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

John Rockie Coppolella

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· Blog
· 140 Titles
· 1,029 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Apr, 2008

John Rockie Coppolella, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
New York at heart - photography by Albert Russo
by Albert Russo

The Big Apple in its many guises THE NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE 2008 BOOK AWARDS at the Book Expo America in Los Angeles in 2008. Finalist: City of Lovers- City of..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Goddess Guided Meditations
by Judith Laura

Audiobook and e-book containing guided meditations from Judith Laura's previously published print books plus 5 new meditations. Judith Laura narrates the audiobook...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



Popular Poetry (Literary Criticism)
  1.  As Whats Practicality Got To Do With It...
  2.  As More Thought You Seen Heard It All...
  3.  As What Did It Solve...
  4.  As If It Isn't Ebola Scare Its Now Rats...





Kindling Poetic Fire
by John Rockie Coppolella

Monday, April 09, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by John Rockie Coppolella
•  Dangerous Curves Ahead
•  Taking Stock
•  Me and You and Winnie the Pooh
•  Vegamania
•  God Impartial
           >> View all 100

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. -- Ernest Hemingway

I have been brutalized,
Technical roughnecks,
Chilling me braindead,
For jot, tittle, & specks.

Diacritical i’s & crossed t’s,
They did thrust in my back,
Like daggers and swords,
Mine enemies all attacked.

These are no ordinary foes,
They meant to do me harm,
Bald head down to my toes,
Awakened me in great alarm.

Running around in my head,
Shadow people dark powers,
Spooky things spoken to me,
Obscenely in midnight’s hour.

Mad-dog poets in previous  lives,
Likely some furiously jilted wives,
Stabbing men mercilessly using,
(P)oetic (M)ood (S)wings knives.

Do your best to be correct,
If corrected take with salt,
And remember to be polite,
Powerful  AD’ers rule the night.

If you rile them trouble is near,
You’ve acted foolishly my dear,
Sodom and Gomorrah is here,
Get thee out of there it’s queer.

Run like Mr. Dickens for the hills,
A Tale of Two Cities I left unread,
I leave this rule for others, If right,
Go ahead, Mr. Crockett, I’m dead.








Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/19/2013
Points well made, Rockie. Thank you. One ought not to be afraid of "offending" by sharing one's convictions. Sha'Tara (my friend) is an example of this. I'm afraid that I tend to be far more diplomatic most of the time. Thanks. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/10/2012
I have learned that critical thinking is sometimes not allowed. I always add a little salt in my pepper. if they leave me, I don't care. Some have left me more than once, just like lovers.

Nice little rant.

Ron
Reviewed by Clarence Prince 4/10/2012
"Do your best to be correct,
If corrected take it with salt." Firm words, Starman! Real strong words! Blessings!
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 4/9/2012
yep that PMS is a bitch :)



Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.