Gillian Commerford


Don't be A Poet


I told my mother:
'I want to be a poet'.
She said: 'There's no money in it'.
I never was much interested
in making money.
Impractically
I knew the need to feed my soul.
I knew that money could keep me fed and clothed
but poetry would make me whole.

Submitted: Saturday, November 17, 2012

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  • Gold Star - 5,611 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (8/31/2014 10:35:00 AM)

    I feel the same way you do about poetry.In my 40 plus years of writing I have earned a little less than $50.00 but I have put in almost a lifetime of writing..to me poetry is a means of expressing my thoughts, ideas and viewpoints..I love discovering new poets..I do earn a living doing something else..without my gift of poetry i would feel that I would have to find some other talent to make my life feel whole..wonderful poem! ! ! a ten from me.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 33 Points Mark Dillon (6/1/2013 11:58:00 AM)

    Well written and a goal well worth achieving (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,521 Points Lyn Paul (11/17/2012 11:54:00 PM)

    This is beautiful Gillian, being whole is much more important. would love to know what Mum would say now. Though I could do with a win in the lotto. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Caroline Bulleck (11/17/2012 10:40:00 AM)

    I like this poem. It's well written, flows and I like the message too: It's better to fulfill your dreams and be happy than to have all the money and be empty. A very good write. (Report) Reply

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