The OP Poets Parade


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    Simple verse

    The OP Poets Parade


    The poets come the poets go

    Never ending in a ceaseless flow

    Words in countless forms are posted

    Some are praised and others roasted

    Friends are made and then forgotten

    Leaving a trail of those disheartened

    There are poets with the strangest names

    Embroiled in poetic rhyming games

    Some haughty and above the crowd

    Others down to earth… yet proud

    Proud that their words are read

    Even though not too widespread

    Proud that someone liked their write

    A prelude to a restful night

    And when they wake in the morn

    It just might be the day a great poet is born.


    ©Copyright Charlie Gragg July 12, 2010

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    DrewMcNee commented on The OP Poets Parade


    You shine a gentle spotlight of truth upon our quests and end with your heart giving hope. An apparently simple flow but one that deserves many a read. Drew.



    Thank you, I appreciate your kind remarks.

    icu2 commented on The OP Poets Parade


    Hamp, I like this very much. It really has the poet totally pegged. Nice.



    Many thanks.

    stellar commented on The OP Poets Parade


    your wit is really exceptional are really excellent in this kind of writing about the poets here in OP...I really enjoy this piece...thanks for sharing...^_^ v



    Thank you. Your comments are appreciated.

    JadedJezzabel commented on The OP Poets Parade


    very clever.....a poet anthem of sorts.......write on my friend write on......



    Nice of to to drop by and comment. Thank you.

    gogant commented on The OP Poets Parade


    A very agreeable sense of write for us all. A goody, for sure..............................................................gogant



    Thank you my friend.

    Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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    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