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    Blah Blah Blah

    Are you a poet?

    I pose the simple question for you to ponder

    for your sake as well as others

    I can admit I’m not so you need not wonder

    as I have seen the work of the great poem writers

       

     expression is critical to soothe one’s soul

    so all should be free to try

    but you must ask yourself “what is my goal”

    before just letting fly

     

    many say they write only for themselves

    yet they post their poems none the same

    many write  epic tomes to fill a  dozen shelves

    and give it a catchy poetic name

     

     some questions one should pose

    whether it be their first or fiftieth write

    is my self-proclaimed masterpiece verse or prose?

    what audience might it delight?

     

    does my poem have meaning?

    or is it to cryptic to unravel?

    does the spelling need cleaning?

    or might it get the judges poetic gavel?

     

    does it flow in a reasonable manner?

    is my tempo or rhythm problematic?

    would my phrasing be considered banner?

    is my work smooth or downright erratic

      

    the true poet is a student of the art

    always seeking the next hurrah

    examine your work and write smart

    try not to be guilty of Blah Blah Blah

     

                   ©Copyright Charlie Gragg 2009          

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    Tempestlady commented on Blah Blah Blah

    10-11-2009

    Amen brother! Made me think that's for sure. But i am sure that was your goal. Write on....

    Hampton

    10/11/2009

    Glad you enjoyed it.

    stellar commented on Blah Blah Blah

    10-07-2009

    oh...it made me realize my own mistake...i am really driven by impulse...thanks for this poem..next time if i pose i will really review it...lol ^_^ v

    Hampton

    10/07/2009

    Glad to be of help. Thanks for reading.

    Artie commented on Blah Blah Blah

    10-04-2009

    The meaning of this, is exactly why I enjoy your work. You are never blah blah blah. 10 from me

    Hampton

    10/04/2009

    Thanks for the 10 I appreciate it.

    Charlie23 commented on Blah Blah Blah

    10-03-2009

    I'll admit I can be extremely quilty of "blah, blah, blah", those are the ones try to keep from contest. I agree it's an art, one I'm still a student of, many teachers here for those who pay attention to others form. One thing I notice in so much in your poems, you lay down the law, for all those who are quilty. Where's your badge Hampton? J/K. I'm a huge fan of yours, it just seems I find my faults, when I read your poems! Great write!

    Hampton

    10/03/2009

    We are all students at this point. I thank you for your gracious comments.

    Stryx commented on Blah Blah Blah

    10-02-2009

    This one could be the first one 'poets' should read before submission. Poetry - Eh - but content superb

    Hampton

    10/02/2009

    Thanks.

    Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.

    Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

    Hampton’s Poems (111)

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    The Poetess 14
    Nonsense 12
    Solitude 18
    Lame Limericks 14
    Message to Papa 15
    Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
    The Computer From Hell 18
    Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
    The Mind In Motion 13
    The Game of Poetry 9
    Silence 55
    WordSlinger 19
    Holiday Thoughts 12
    Sweet Mary 18
    From White to Grey to Black 19
    The Reckoning 12
    And All of That Jazz 16
    Today 25
    No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
    Lucky 10
    You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
    Saturday Night 13
    Political Change? 14
    The Female Gender 17
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
    Remembering 11
    This Web We Weave 13
    The End 16
    The Day the Clouds Cried 16
    The Path of Life 12
    My Mother Ruth 12
    Forever–ast
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    Humanities Challenge 14
    A Cowboy's Perspective 12
    July in Buda Texas 14
    The OP Poets Parade 20
    The Chatelaine 12
    Shot Through the Heart 17
    Poetry and Fine Wine 18
    The Man What Am 10
    The Final Beat of My Heart 16
    The Rainbow of Poets 19
    A Cowboy's Lament 13
    Of This World I am Not 17
    The Wee People 19
    An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
    The Scent of Love 14
    Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
    Memories of Times Past 13
    The Dance of the Poets 20
    The Confession 14
    Road to Obscurity 18
    Barbara 14
    Shadows 15
    Prescience 17
    Words That Bind 54
    Wondering 26
    New Year News from Buda Texas 13
    We Are All Witnesses 16
    Christmas 25
    A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
    The 9 ers 24
    Love Defined 27
    Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
    More News From Buda Texas 26
    Choices 26
    News from Buda, Texas 21
    In Search of God 21
    Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
    Out of the Darkness 15
    Visions from Within the Mist 18
    Baseball 12
    The Night Stalker 16
    The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
    The Sounds of Time 17
    The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
    Blah Blah Blah 14
    One Two Three 13
    Carpe Viam 11
    Love in the Afternoon 13
    The Moth 14
    Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
    The Creative Process 19
    The Truth and the Tribe 19
    The Long Wait. 19
    Feathers 26
    The Arrow 14
    Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
    Ghostly Images 16
    Friends 11
    Angels Without Wings 20
    IN MY OWN WORDS 13
    The Rider 16
    Pride and Shame 18
    The Winning Poet is.... 21
    Memories 13
    Politicians 67
    Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
    God's Visit 17
    Poets and Poems 20
    Love Thy Neighbor 13
    Renewal 8
    The Roar of Silence 17
    Blessed Are These Days 4
    Time and Space 5
    Life's Journey 8
    Gift To The Fallen 16
    Hunger 21
    The Antique Shop 30