Message to Papa


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Thinking of others would be a good way to start off the year.

Message to Papa


We commend you dear friend for your able assistance

Always responsive when called upon when we meet resistance

From the tiniest of problems to those of large measure

You take them all in stride with never a word of displeasure


Well, we seek your guidance once more in a matter we all do lament

It seems there are thousands of poems on OP without one single comment

Now we know it can be said “that’s life suck it up”

But that’s not much consolation for those with an empty comments cup


It just doesn’t seem right that these poems should languish without notice

While others bask in glory; that result just doesn’t suffice

We respectively request that you champion our latest good cause

And seek out a solution to bring these poems some minimal applause


One approach that we offer, may we be so bold

Is to maintain a separate OP section devoted to those “out in the cold”

In that manner those of us that wish to read and observe

Can provide at least one little comment and give them the attention they deserve


©Copyright Charlie Gragg, January 15, 2011



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Teardrops commented on Message to Papa


you get your point across in everything you write . Loved the poem and the content Marie

ginga commented on Message to Papa


A passionate plea to the unread poems. A compassionate poet would only think of this plea and selflessness. ty ginga



Thank you. Papa read and responded before his sudden and unfortunate departure.

WordSlinger commented on Message to Papa


I try to promote ideas, and poets as much as possible. A poem game maybe need'd say like a HD Tv can be given away, lol The Poem is right, lol A random poem pop up, if one decided, to have that option thrown their way. All in all it's a great site. thank you for your perfect poem in it's all acord, love it, thank you WS



If people who normally go without comments on their poem(s) get a comment or two now and then they will be more motivated to stay and participate. That's my take. Thanks for providing input.

JadedJezzabel commented on Message to Papa

01-17-2011 are just the sweetest boy ever....................



I bet you say that to all the boys, Thanks a bunch.

MindNumbing commented on Message to Papa


So very true, hampton. There's a "buzz worthy" section in the forums that has proven to be quite useful on this subject. I'm hoping there will be other ways to draw attention to the lesser read poets here on OP, also. Thanks for posting this :)



Thanks, I think we will hear more about "highlighting" the forgotten poems as time goes by.

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