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A friendly reminder



A Latin term is “aster”.. meaning only partially resembling

Or “second rate” in cases where one is negatively articulating

Going hand in hand with “doggerel” as in marked by inferiority

Especially when critiqued by those who claim superiority


For those that might occasionally pontificate

And look down upon us as poetasters

I can readily relegate

Their opinions to those of criticasters


The moral of this write is simple

We may be just the “the little people”

But poets we are also dear reader   

And we welcome your open chider

But no one here has been so appointed    

To assume the role of the one anointed.

So comment you may as poetic teacher

But please shed the cloak of the pompous preacher


©Copyright Charlie Gragg July 25, 2010  

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Olan01 commented on Forever–aster


Oh, how correct in meaning, structure and rhyme. It is so easy for one seat themselves upon a throne and perceive all others as their subjects.



My thanks go out to you.

DrewMcNee commented on Forever–aster


You express wise sentiments just so. It is a deserved chiding. Drew.



Many thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting.

ginga commented on Forever–aster


Charlie, Here, here and amen brother! You have let the royalty poetry gurus know what it's really all about! ty for the gutsy poetics! ginga



It seems that it needs to be said from time to time. Thank you.

bloomingsun commented on Forever–aster


amen! this is well-stated, well-intended, well-advised as well as well-balanced. ...well anyway, lol...



Well......thank you vet much.......................Hampton

Charlie23 commented on Forever–aster


Thank you for this one dear hampton! ... It almost wish I could I post it as the commentary to my poem on another site... Says so much in your lines! Also made me smile!



Thank you. I felt it needed to be said. You have my permission to post it if you like.



Thank you!

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

Hampton’s Poems (111)

Title Comments
Title Comments
Searching 5
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
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
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