All poets really want

is a little encouragement


we need that kind word

any bit of praise

some encouragement

to continue


we need that connection

on the other end

wait for a response

anticipate reaction


without it

we are just lost words

fumbling for a phrase

hoping for a period.


◄ A Lighthearted Poem

Sad Returns ►


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Ruth O'Reilly

Fri 11th Oct 2019 19:40

I always enjoy the way you just so honestly express what everyone who writes poetry feels d.knape. I actually have lost lots of poems that 'visited me' because I thought ' who would be interested in reading or hearing it?' Lately I'm just writing them anyway!!

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Don Matthews

Fri 11th Oct 2019 14:40

You've been reading my thoughts friend....haven't you?

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Trevor Alexander

Fri 11th Oct 2019 13:27

So true. And yet many of us are loth to give that feedback ourselves - I know I'm guilty of that!

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