Linda Winchell

(still working on it! / Chicago Illinois)

' A Poet's Outlet'


We poet's need, his or her outlet!
Where we can write down the words that clutter up our minds.
It is a curse to have such a talent
placing ones feelings, of words sometimes in rhyme.

Not just anyone, can master this feat
I'm not saying that, I really have.
But I have been pluged into this poet's outlet
the same as you, and for that I'm really glad.

I read some of your poems, then maybe you read some of mine?
Whatever the case might be, everyone different
and most of which are really fine.

I haven't a knack, for non-rhyming poems
It really isn't, this Poet's, poetic style.
But for those that do, I kindly read them through
and with wonderment puzzled, scratch my head and smile.

I think this currents, ' two twenty? '
Because, I go about writing, real fast!
But I always wonder, maybe you do too?
Thinking, 'How long is this streak of poetry, going to last? '

Whatever length of time we're all given
'Bravo! ', I say to you!
Now are we going to get a bill?
Pluging into these outlets used?
'Oh my! ', I'll have to end it here! '
Because I think, I'VE JUST BLOWN, MY POET'S OUTLET FUSE! '

Submitted: Sunday, December 21, 2008
Edited: Monday, January 19, 2009

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  • Susan Lacovara (3/22/2014 6:30:00 PM)

    Gifted that we can plug in to the outlet that is fed by the electricity.... pulsing poetry in our hearts. PEACE (Report) Reply

  • Mandi June (7/5/2012 9:03:00 AM)

    What a blessing to have the ability to express ourselves in verse! I enjoyed reading this poem, and you ate very right about finding our own personal way of presenting it. I, too, have trouble reading certain types of poetry, at times, but I can appreciate the talent and inspiration that manifests the work as it is put forth! We should always be encouraged to create art for the world! ! Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Ms. Winchell.... Much enjoyed! (Report) Reply

  • Shirley Hanley (12/22/2009 3:30:00 PM)

    I thank God for poetry... to me it's the pulse of the human soul put on display for all to see that underneath we are as one.

    Thanks for your fine expression of poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Myrtle Thomas (4/19/2009 2:55:00 PM)

    How perfect the title went so well with the lines of the poem, I think you were plugged in.I agree totally I have to write now when that spark hits. (Report) Reply

  • Bob Blackwell (1/15/2009 12:52:00 PM)

    Words, give us a reason to write, ideas come to us naturally, you are right it is our outlet. For me poetry gave me a tool to put my ideas, beliefs and philosophy, so I could share them with them all. 'Rhyming words doing verbs/ In fact all sort of words, / Some change, some rearrange, / as they dance across the page.' Bob (Report) Reply

  • Teresa Dearing (1/14/2009 8:18:00 PM)

    So true we all write differently and for different reasons, but mostly because the words won't stop. Mine come at night when I try to sleep and then fad with the morning light levaing me to wonder if it made sence at all or was I in a dream. T (Report) Reply

  • Fay Slimm (1/4/2009 1:06:00 PM)

    Yes it's true Linda - every poet is different..... and how gald we are of that eh? a fine and amusing poem..... thanks for this..... top mark too from Fay. (Report) Reply

  • C.R. Clark (12/31/2008 4:42:00 PM)

    I think this currents, ' two twenty? '
    Because, I go about writing, real fast
    I love it when the ideas come fast enough to just write as quickly as I can. Don't happen very often, for me. A great poem, Linda and I like your open philosophy about poetry. I, too prefer great rhyming but I enjoy others also. Thanks, best wishes.
    Richard (Report) Reply

  • Barbara Terry (12/28/2008 10:04:00 AM)

    Thank you sis for these wonderful words in tribute to our craft. Yes, we sometimes sit and ponder what those words in our mind mean, and so we write them out to see if they make any sense. I have so many thoughts rumbling around in my head, that this scrambled mind is so very cluttered with what I have yet to share. You have done every poet proud with this write. Thank you.

    Love & hugs,
    Barbara (Report) Reply

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