Writers of Poems (WOPs)


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Food for thought and just my opinion.

Writers of Poems (WOPs)

What a diverse group we are a collection of WOPs

Many thousands in numbers all posting on OPs

 We fling words and phrases in all sorts of styles

Some tragic, some yearning, some chalked full of smiles


Personalities aplenty you can find them all here

Some friendly, some chatty, some nasty, some sincere

We have WOPs that write tomes and WOPs that write little

WOPs that write of beauty and WOPs that write of peanut brittle


WOPs are not timid when commenting, they say what they think

They may tell you they love it or they may tell you in stinks

Some pontificate and boast as if they alone have the answer

Some demand poetic purity and act as sole executioner.


     But most WOPs are kind and have a clear understanding

Poetry is many things to their fellow WOPs, poems not withstanding

So they read and comment and offer advise here and there

They bite their tongue when they have to and continue to share.


For what is most important is not that purity be upheld

But that free expression be granted and accepted in the meld

For all those purists that find their participation in doubt

We WOPs hope you will stay on and find a way to chill out.


©Copyright Charlie Gragg November 4, 2009   

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am2anangel commented on Writers of Poems (WOPs)


great write loved it. I myself don't mind constructive criticism on my work. But i've had a few completely not get my point. Thank God the ones that do outweigh those who don't. I know the punctuation in my work is atrocious. But it's the words a true poet can see and look past the gramatical errors. well done. -Tonya

Artie commented on Writers of Poems (WOPs)


Once again, top notch my friend - 10 from me......



Thank you Sir.

mamasan commented on Writers of Poems (WOPs)


Serious but written in a light-hearted way; at least to myself it seems. And, I respect your opinion but your shortened version of the title just has to go; and though dad is long gone I will never let on that I belong to a group that uses the 'w' word. So with a a hip and a hop I am out of here; just to make sure dad isn't around. lol



Thanks for reading and commenting.



read your status and hope your intention to find inspiration is met...of course you already know it has to come from you. Even Jimmy Durante knew that that is why he sat right down and wrote himself a letter...rofl

stellar commented on Writers of Poems (WOPs)


This is very witty and catchy...So true, Really true...I really enjoyed reading this one,,,lol



Thank you my friend.

WordSlinger commented on Writers of Poems (WOPs)


Mr. Hampton, your poem is more than whats meets the mind. Can I please post this , if not please erase this.. ===================================== This is what sadens my poetic heart, not one of you have signed up at historychannel.com This is 2009 and you have the tools to Make History Every Day, and you all,,, are to scared to raise your poetic voice. I believe in poetry, always have always Will/Shall with or with out you. John E WordSlinger [url]http://boards.history.com/topic/New-Series/New-Episodes/800027505[/url]

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

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