I Got No Right On A Poetry Site Poem by Vallerie Lobell

I Got No Right On A Poetry Site

Rating: 4.7

I do not come close, what's lacrymose?
What's a sonnet or a pentameter,
What's worse I don't know open verse,
I got no right on a poetry site,

I gotta read more Yeats and Keats,
And Kilmer's trees to feel more at ease,
Never got chances at the creative dances,
Oh, when subjects turn to grecian urns,

Ameteur among sages, all my wasted pages,
Still having fun when day is done,
Trying to figure out what others are saying,
In words their writing is diplaying,

Some just zoom right past me, don't even have a clue,
Others come crashing down when they feel just like I do,
Seen some heads butting over correction and suggestions,
Try not to get involved, their own problems they can solve,

See many who are new with just a poem or two,
Try to give a good honest rate and encourge when I do,
Misspellings and typos I've had my share,
Hope to be excused, if anybody cares,

But this site has been kind and most people that I find,
Are aware of my plight trying to get the words right,
I'll check the local library cause I really want to learn,
Maybe there will be some improvement.....on my return,

Reinalie Jorolan 29 September 2006

been there girl......i hear yah well...English isn't my first tongue- its Filipino. I had my shares of doubts too about constructions...but i stick to one thing....of what my little heart feels and wishes to share. You're on the sam page. I hear your heart well. Take care. reinalie

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Brian Dorn 29 September 2006

Vallerie, I think a lot of us can relate to this, I know my dictionary gets plenty of use. There's no doubt in my mind that you belong... well done! ! Brian

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Francesca Johnson 29 September 2006

You've got EVERY right on this poetry site, Valerie, and you're doing fine as you are....I don't know what those things are either, ha ha. Great poem.. Love, Fran xx

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Cecil Hickman 29 September 2006

yes you do have a right and a very very great right(write) ..it flows very well with direct imagery and tells a story so very good, , , , blessings....Cecil

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Ivan Donn Carswell 30 September 2006

Vallerie, don't let despair choose your words unless its what you're writing about! You could have re-titled this verse 'I've got this Site on Poetry right...' and not only been right, but rather forthright. Practise makes poetry perfect, lots. Poetry is hidden within the poet and moves into the poet's words - if you keep them simple without too much structure. Eg: rhyme, rhythm and metre are the poet’s meat and drink but some let structure defeat the expression of simple words. Keep on writing. Ivan

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James B. Earley 25 May 2008

My friend write what you feel, as you feel it....in whatever manner you chose....as poetry in fact is 'the window to the soul.' Excellent composition!

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Ted Sheridan 04 June 2007

Put on some Bob Dylan or Tom Waits....save the gas...you just write from the heart and the gut.

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Prasanna Kumari 29 October 2006

i enjoyed it fully which brings out the confusion and uncertainty of a writer at some stage or other...but dont feel diffident with all your nice poems including this...love prasanna

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Duncan Wyllie 08 October 2006

Here! here! we all need time and space to grow and develope as poets, a strong write Love duncan X

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Ernestine Northover 08 October 2006

Hey! This is a good write, very well expressed and says what a lot of us feel. thanks for being our spokeswoman. Keep at it. Love and hugs Ernestine XXX

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