I Am Not A Poet Poem by Kevin Patrick

I Am Not A Poet

Rating: 5.0


I am not a poet
But a linguistic Beachcomber
Scouring the pleated sandy shores
For whatever grimy grains of meaning
That glint from the minute corners
Of my wandering mind


Here and there
I pick up phrases and expressions
Like delicate crafted driftwood
That was throwing from the ocean
Of human language
And runs down my feet
From the English Channel
And the great lakes of thought
I take these words and find a home
In my mind, and try to craft them
To communicate my heart and soul

I do not hunt of poems
But forge for words that need homes

Sometimes it rhymes and sometimes they chime
But in the end these words are mine
And they will be with me
Until the day I die

Saturday, September 5, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: poetic expression
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sylvia Frances Chan 25 April 2021

Great write, great thoughts, these words will be immortal, this poem will be immortal poem and the poet remains immortal. Fantastically worded.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 06 September 2020

A well penned poetic expression. Truly fantastic...10+++

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Sylvia Frances Chan 07 August 2021

The Title has unlocked the secret: I cite your last stanza: Sometimes it rhymes and sometimes they chime But in the end these words are mine And they will be with me Until the day I die.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 07 August 2021

Ah! The poet is ending his scintillating poem. Once again thank you so much for sharing, your poet friend Sylvia Frances Chan

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Linda Bella Wassermeister 22 December 2021

I beg to differ, Kevin. You are indeed a true poet!

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Dr Dillip K Swain 14 April 2022

A great knowledgeable person once said, ' I have just collected a pebble from the great shore of knowledge'. A poet is never satisfied with what he creates but he satisfies his audience beyond his level of expectation. I profusely admire this humble poem.

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Sandra Feldman 09 January 2022

Very fine confessional work where feelings and personal ideas delve deep and communicate beautifully who you are and what you feel.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 25 December 2021

Typo: a poet is a down to the earth person

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Dr Dillip K Swain 25 December 2021

But you are a very good poet. A poet is a down to the earth! Liked the humble expression, 'Here and there I pick up phrases and expressions like delicate crafted driftwood'...Top score.

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David Wood 23 December 2021

A really well penned poem, full of poetic expressions, I wish I was happy with my poems, I never am and often thought about deleting them and going back to painting landscapes or people.

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