• Sadness

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    The write speaks for itself.


    This past month I have been searching high and low

    seeking havens where distressed poets might go

    They fled the poets den in droves it seems

    to escape a deranged poets vile extremes


    The poets pen when used as a lethal weapon you see

    leaves wounds unhealed to the tenth degree

    And what remains after each atrocious attack  

    is a place so poisoned there is no turning back


    So the poets flee in search of saner realms

    where the raucous sounds no longer overwhelm

    And as they find new homes where expression can be reborn

    they write once more without fear of reprisal and scorn


    So my search goes on to find each poets lair

    where friendship and artistry are free of despair

    Unfortunate it is that jealousy and rage are such  

    that they can destroy worlds that once meant so much


    ©Copyright Charlie Gragg March 20, 2011  


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    MidniteAngel commented on Searching


    This is awesome and oh so very ture your words speak volumes of truth for all of us thanks for the write xoxoxoxo Lala MightAngel

    goinwest commented on Searching


    Hampton my friend so glad we're still here sharing our thoughts and feelings sans fear In this medium where 'all' can share Love lost and found without despair As we approach the coming New Year wishing all the best with life fullest cheer ~goinwest

    mufasa commented on Searching


    Amasing write ,and very true , even in chatting I am told its no longer safe.You write of truth.

    StandingBear commented on Searching


    Yes, an unfortunate series of events poisoned our comfy OP world where friendships and poetry were once shared freely.



    That's the message. Thanks for reading and commenting.

    Teardrops commented on Searching


    I truly wish i had written this . I love this site and have looked at others but this one was where you could tell you feelings and not get your head handed to you . Or should i say it used to be . Well i to am still looking Lost more than a place to write lost some great friends thanks Ham for writing what i felt Marie



    You're welcome and thanks for reading my version of the OP epitaph. Try You will find many of the old OP members are there including myself.



    i will make it a point to spend some time there thanks Marie

    Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

    T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

    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