Tuesday, January 8, 2008

I Never Would Have Had The Nerve

Rating: 4.5
I never would have had the nerve
when you were around...
With your bright mind,
and your academic prowess
and your acerbic

A wordsmith par excellence -
published no less -
you penned
(I often needed a dictionary)

I never would have had the nerve
when you were around...
so I hid in the shadow
of your intellectual rigor,
typing your scrawl
(you should have been a doctor)
and offering you
draft after exhaustive draft
until it was perfect.

I never would have had the nerve
when you were around...
but you're not here any more
are you?
And I am learning,
day by day
to tell MY story.
Alison Cassidy
Jerry Hughes 24 January 2008's silly old dyslexic me who should be thanking you, and I do...
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Nimal Dunuhinga 18 January 2008
Life only teaches you about the life Alison and I can measure the depth of this valuable poem.
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Raveendran . 17 January 2008
vehement expression of rights nonliteral pedagogue acerbic figure
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John Nightingale 16 January 2008
Alison, you're not in the background any longer. This is brilliant.
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Original Unknown Girl 15 January 2008
Well Allie, I'm GLAD you had the nerve in the end.... you write brilliantly and this just serves to remind me what I've been missing. I must take a peek around your pages.... Great write! HG: -) xx
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Gregory Gunn 14 January 2008
Say Ally, you're not writing 'bout me, are ya? : <{) Pedagogically and perspicaciously (one of my personal favourites) ...HEY, look those up in your Funk and Wagnall's as they were oft' to say on 'Laugh-in.' Yeah, imposing perfection is kind of a drag, isn't it? No shrinking violet are you today, but a radiant, fragrant rose kissed by early morning raindrops, reaching for the sanguine Sun's resplendent beams like a 'Song Of a Second April.' For someone who hasn't been spilling poetic ink for an appreciable amount of time, relatively speaking, you are developing at a alarming rate. I surmise no one should be all that surprised owing to the fact that you've benn honing a decent craft in the Shakespearean thespian business for some spell now. 'Aye, that's the rub.' Affectionately, Greg
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Roger Cornish 13 January 2008
Excellent Alli! Your too bright to ever live in a Shadow! RogerX
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Meggie Gultiano 12 January 2008
And now you had the nerve to pour it all.. My dearest Ali, i always have that nerve reading your works..They are all wonderful and excellent, , Love, Meggie
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David Harris 11 January 2008
Allie, you certainly put your heart into your writing. You could hear it pumping through every word. So heartfelt and skillfully delivered. Loved it. Top marks and and thanks for sharing it my friend. David
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Janice Windle 10 January 2008
I love the sharp tone of this poem and you paint a clear portrait of its subject! Your writing is bright and clear and you certainly have the nerve now!
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