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Max Reif Male, 67, United States (7/18/2005 8:38:00 AM)

It can get a bit intense here. A person could conceivably spend 24 hours every day writing, posting, critiquing, and discussing poems on this site. I'm finding it to be an addiction. The process certainly 'cures writer's block', but I feel it messing with my mind. I'm not blaming anyone, it's my own addictive personality. Anyone else ever get similarly affected?

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  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (7/18/2005 11:30:00 AM) Post reply
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    Ho yes.. I was thinking just the same thing this morning, as I logged on here, wishing I were writing a poem instead...then guess what? I read another poet, and bingo! I tuned in to something in their work which grew another poem... so you never know, as Socrates said to Aristotle...

  • Rookie Raynette Eitel (7/18/2005 10:48:00 AM) Post reply

    I, too, find this site addictive. I am fascinated by poets from all over the world having needs for comments and (perhaps) help. I am happy to get comments from such a diverse group of poets. And yes, I have an addictive personality, but this is a good addiction, I think.

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