Bri Edwards


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)

Submitted: Sunday, January 12, 2014
Edited: Monday, January 13, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

thank you PoemHunter and its members for sharing your poems and your comments and messages with me for the last year or two. i look forward to continued enjoyment/challenge on this site. good luck and happy 2014 to you all. :) bri

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. :)

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  • Rookie - 465 Points Frank Ovid (8/27/2014 9:10:00 PM)

    This is very entertaining! Really funny. I'm Luscious Larry, but I forgot my password, so I can't reach him. Poor guy. (True story. I'm Luscious Larry) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,040 Points John Westlake (8/27/2014 6:45:00 AM)

    You'll quite writing poetry? ? Unlikely. I've got more chance of going to the moon than that happening. Nice try though (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,627 Points Daniel Brick (6/14/2014 11:33:00 AM)

    Bri Did you pull the VOLPONE ruse on us? You know the play by Ben Jonson in which the sly Volpone pretends to be dying so his relatives will cluster around him, giving him gifts because they hope to get his big inheritance. Then he is miraculously CURED and he settles back with his relatives' loving gifts. Regardless of your intentions, you penned a clever poem, I especially like the stanzas naming and rhyming all the poets who will inherit your Poetic Mantle. Celebrity status is being named in a Bri Edwards poem! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 696 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (1/17/2014 2:16:00 AM)

    I hope u dont quit! Yor classical poetic entertainment even in dis poem is super! Just write on anyting n we wud b enjoying if it has yor poet's pen touch n name bri. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Hira Akhtar (1/14/2014 12:26:00 AM)

    dear sir bri edward, its an honour for me to see my name in your poem (listed above) ....I am really feeling proud seeing my name in the poem of such an impressive and well experienced personality....
    And I am from one of your great fans sir, so i would be grief sticken if you go from ph.I've been suggested many things by you and i think them as very precious gifts i swear....So, please never quit poetry or ph...
    regards.. :)
    hira (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 371 Points Noreen Carden (1/13/2014 7:20:00 PM)

    P.S. I am so proud you mentioned my name in your poem .Thank you Bri.I hope this year brings you all your heart desires and many blessings (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 50 Points Elena Plotkin (1/13/2014 12:47:00 PM)

    Thanks Bri for mentioning me but I don't buy it for a minute. Are you using reverse psychology? Because if you are it's working. Besides I'll quit poetry and I'm quitting poetry are two different things, so even your title finds it hard to believe that you will. I personally hope you don't and if you ever do quit, I expect your next poem to be entitled My greatest Mistake or Bri Edwards Returns. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,845 Points Valsa George (1/13/2014 6:48:00 AM)

    When you are about to leave
    And decide, your baton to other runners give
    All your fans will greatly grieve
    And with sighs, their hearts would heave

    They would miss the man with tricks up his sleeve
    Someone would fill the void, they can't believe
    And our poems with cold enthusiasm, they'll receive
    Such are the hopes which in your brain, you weave!

    Oh, Bri, I can read your mind! ....... However, thanks for giving me a prime place in the list of poets, you recommend to your readers! ! A Great Advertisement! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 931 Points Kanav Justa (1/13/2014 12:21:00 AM)

    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

    this must be the most pleasant part of the poem, , , cause you are going to get requests from me to write, , you will have to write one poem atleast evry weak, , , , , quitting poetry is no option for you, , , ,

    if we are bereft of your poems and the humour
    we might end up with a brain tumour
    we need a buffer which makes us gay
    for this very reason you will have to stay

    and yes i do fell proud to see my name in the list, , its a wonderfull feeling, , , but that wont stop me to have my revenge still: P (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 234 Points Shahzia Batool (1/12/2014 7:16:00 PM)

    My Vote of Thanks:
    - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Mr. Bri, It is indeed an honor of its own kind to be included, occupying a part, in the list of great poets, so I am honored … thank you so much!

    Your Title and your own line:
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    (I'll Quit Poetry.....)
    Do you think leaving poetry is as easy as you have left your college,3 wives and snowy winters? It reminds me of Elizabeth Bishop’s poem ONE ART in which she says THE ART OF LOSING ISN’T HARD TO MASTER…I lost my mother's watch. And look! my last, or
    next-to-last, of three loved houses went.
    The art of losing isn't hard to master.

    Your quote and my complaint:
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    (though I must confess that one of my favorite things to do..... is to make up a rhyme.])
    If rhyming is the plea, then where is the rhyme with my name? ...as A FEW is going with YOU and TOO mentioned above…
    And are you sure that my name is included in the list of poets who are QUITE YOUNG?

    Another imp. Complaint:
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    (I’ve left out plenty of poets whose poems I’ve bitten,
    who have helped make Bri Edwards, with PoemHunter, smitten.) …yes, where is Aswath Raman?

    Your Poets notes:
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    Good luck and Happy 2014 to you too...

    regards,
    Shahzia Batool... (Report) Reply

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