A Poet's inquiry

by CRAFTY KEN   Aug 20, 2016

A Poet's inquiry

When you write your Prose do you hold your nose or need a garden hose, Heaven only knows!
Do other's hang on your every word or in their minds do they flip you the bird?

Praise from other's is highly regarded but a rebuke from some is quickly discarded, disenchanted lovers from you have departed, oh for some soothing balm for those who are broken hearted.

Was it love me and I'll love you or just keep the other's in que? Your goal of success may be put to rest with someone else being the best. Boo hoo, your ego and pride got swept aside, they married another and left you devastated, and sadness was your brother.

You say ok I'll smash the clay, start from the beginning and rise to a new day, failure will not steal my heart away. It is a new me you see, I'm writing my poetry and I'm filled with glee, he he.

My crumpled rejected words hit the floor but my talent comes alive, my Prose has come to life, filled with dreams and the gentle waves licking the shore.

Hello world it's me again, having learned great lessens that only life's experiences can teach, humility has become my friend and now pride has met its end.

Author Ken
August 20, 2016


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  • 2 years ago


    Thanks Meena and the others for your nice words that always encourage me. Yes I endeavor always not to offend as its said about the wounds of friends, they heal and not destroy.

  • 2 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    A poet has a lot to battle with and the one he/she battles with the most and frequently is with their Ego! It does come crashing down one day and he/she will sit back and tell ego to hang on and to get far ahead!

    I like how you have penned this without making it sound harsh. You have used humor and wit and gave this write imagery and laughter..well done!

  • 2 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Totally agree with the others, excellent.

  • 2 years ago

    by Em

    Ken, as always an enthralling yet humour filled write. I do like your stuff because it's,nit like anything I've read.


    • 2 years ago

      by CRAFTY KEN

      Thank you both for your uplifting words, SL has giving me much insight with my poems, I hope I have returned the favor. I will have to check out EM's work also.


  • 2 years ago

    by Ben Pickard


    Another lovely, moral lesson, littered with humour and...humility!
    Great stuff,


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