Vultures Circling

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Vultures Circling

 

I am hesitant to expose

my soft inner core

fearing vultures may be circling

waiting to tear me apart

 

But catharsis is good for the soul poet

 

But I want my soul left intact

- not in tatters

 

Don Matthews 19 March 2019

 

     

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    Don Matthews

    Tue 19th Mar 2019 13:18

    MC

    I understand what you are saying. At times I look at poems and wonder if they are talking about themselves or some made up person.

    When I write about my soft inner core it will be about me, not someone else. I guess I have to be brave and take my chances...

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    M.C. Newberry

    Tue 19th Mar 2019 11:00

    The craft of poetry enables the writer to create situations and pose
    questions without the need to be "confessional" in any overtly
    personal sense. .Did John Masefield really seek to "go down to the seas again"?!! Or was he merely blessed with an imagination that
    could conjure up vivid word pictures to resonate with the emotions
    and experiences we have in common?

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    Jason Bayliss

    Tue 19th Mar 2019 09:46

    Honesty is bravery, and bravery needs a little catharsis every now and again.

    J.

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    Tue 19th Mar 2019 07:48

    Don
    I think very brave and very honest, we could all live a fantasy and invent who we are - but would our poems lose there authenicity?


    Left to themselves vultures have been known to turn on each other,
    just stand back and watch the feathers fly.

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    Don Matthews

    Tue 19th Mar 2019 06:23

    I guess this is an issue facing many of us on WOL. How brave are we to expose our soft inner core to strangers, not knowing who's out there?

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