I'll Quit Poetry..... [my PoemHunter connection; other members; a little Long]
Sitting quietly in my too-fancy chair, I hear classical music now fill the air.
[It’s a rare evening during which my wife and I don’t a movie share.]
Now the music’s stopped coming from down the hall; I did enjoy it.
I believe my wife’s at her computer in the “office”; she, the music, did employ it
I’ve been sitting in the dark trying to think what to write,
and my mental list of possible subjects is a miserable sight.
I’ve already quit college, three wives, and snowy winters, BUT....
this poem’s title refers to me quitting poetry WRITING; so WHAT!
Yes! I must insist that’s a great plan.... I feel I now have to follow,
and it’s a plan my readers must accept, though in pain they may wallow.
But be consoled, my fans. I don’t think it will be a great hardship to swallow.
There are plenty of mine already written, so don’t you think your lives will be hollow.
Of course I may miss the writing and may cheat once in a while,
but if I do I’ll try to write with exceptional humor and/or exceptional style.
And if I get a special request for a poem with a subject you choose......
I’ll try to not let you down, ...... or your sensibilities abuse.
[Hey, I’ve got other things in my life besides poetry to take up my time,
though I must confess that one of my favorite things to do..... is to make up a rhyme.]
I can now concentrate on submitting a backlog of poems, some good, some perhaps not.
Some you may praise, and some you may prefer to leave alone to just rot.
And we’ll all have time to sample more works of OTHER PoemHunter members.....
whose poems have been ignored while MINE have warmed YOU.... like red-glowing embers.
There are some poets’ names which I’d like to suggest,
but if they don’t interest you, then look at the rest...
of the long-standing site members AND those new ones too.....
who..... I think will be glad to get comments from YOU!
Elena Plotkin, Ruth Walters, and Valsa George are a few.
Gulsher (John) , R. G. Bell, and Shahzia Batool.
Hira Akhtar, Goldheart Bird, and Cassandra Jasmine are quite young.
Poetheart Morgan and Ellias Anderson might write “better” in their native tongue.
Adeline Foster and Felicia DeAnn Manning are ages apart.
Noreen Carden and Unwritten Soul write from the heart.
“The King That Was Big Head”’s poems are dubious art, while
Cynthia Buhain Baello hits the poetry target with her poetic dart.
Valerie Law and Greg Davidson wrote poems ‘bout dementia.
Babbling Brookes is a poet friend.... now ‘in absentia’.
“Is It Poetry” and Luscious Larry write poems curious,
while those of Vanessa Hughes and Diane Hine.... should not worry us.
Kanav Justa and M. D. Dinesh Nair are two fellows to read,
while Fiona Pimentel and Beach Girl are poets worthy indeed.
I’ve left out plenty of poets whose poems I’ve bitten,
who have helped make Bri Edwards, with PoemHunter, smitten.
(January 9 & 11,2014)
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p.s. when i was making rhymes in the stanzas which named other members, i sometimes paid more attention to the rhyming than to the truth or fiction of what i was writing, though i would not say i told any lies really. i have not read ALL of the poems of any of the poets listed (i don't think) and some i may not like so much (the poems) . some of the poets i appreciate more for their comments and messages than for the poems i read by them. all that said, you take a look, if you wish, and be the judges for yourselves. :)
Comments about this poem (I'll Quit Poetry..... [my PoemHunter connection; other members; a little Long] by Bri Edwards )
Still I Rise
The Road Not Taken
If You Forget Me
Edgar Allan Poe
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
A Dream Within A Dream
Edgar Allan Poe
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(15 April 1931)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936)
- Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
- Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
- Daffodils, William Wordsworth
- The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
- Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
- After a Death , Tomas Tranströmer
- If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
- The Indoors is Endless, Tomas Tranströmer
- A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
- If, Rudyard Kipling