Marilyn Lott

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Life I Live As A Poet - Poem by Marilyn Lott

The life that I have lived as a poet
Has always messed with my head
It doesn't matter if I'm busy
Or lying nearly asleep in my bed.

Thoughts come and thoughts go
So let them go, you might say
But when one is a poet
It simply doesn't work that way.

Like drifting out in outer space
Thoughts go floating by me
Some can go but others, I know
Just simply cannot flee.

So I write them down quickly
And I usually know that soon
There are words that will join them
Until it is like a blown up balloon.

I backspace then I think, I add again
Until it's a poem... I will know it
So, my friend, it is part of my life
My life, for many years, as a poet!

Topic(s) of this poem: poet, poetry, writing

Comments about Life I Live As A Poet by Marilyn Lott

  • Hassan Hayati (12/22/2017 11:38:00 PM)

    Yes many people can have thoughts, but the poet extracts the effective thoughts, which might be sweet or sad but in a way that almost every one likes. Congratulations for being accepted as poem of the day. (Report) Reply

    Marilyn Lott (12/23/2017 2:46:00 PM)

    Thank you, Hassan, so much.

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  • (12/22/2017 6:26:00 PM)

    Wonderful and funny poet.How true it is to live as poet writing the words of the Muse.. a ten.. (Report) Reply

    Marilyn Lott (12/23/2017 2:47:00 PM)

    Thank you, Lorraine.

  • James Mclain Is It Poetry (12/22/2017 3:49:00 PM)

    Hey Marilyn congratulations on your poem of the day.. James McLain (Report) Reply

    Marilyn Lott (12/23/2017 2:49:00 PM)

    I just discovered it today, wish I had seen it yesterday but it is a thrill and an honor. AOL puts my mail in the trash and other places. But makes me happy to be recognized.

  • Bill Cantrell (12/22/2017 2:35:00 PM)

    Outsting poem! Yes, words appear out or nowhere at ant given time, and soon, others join them quickly....I write my words when I'm driving many times then finish when words join them later. You perfectly penned the process my friend (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/22/2017 1:49:00 PM)

    In outer space! ! To embrace the truth. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • (12/22/2017 11:12:00 AM)

    I understand because of the knack you are noted for at writing you have become an excellent poet......Marilyn.......
    Cong. for being the P.O.D...........thanks for sharing.......10
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  • Savita Tyagi (12/22/2017 7:12:00 AM)

    A fine poem of poetic thoughts and processes. Poets will be around as long as these thoughts messing up our heads are around. Congratulations for this excellent member poem piece. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (12/22/2017 6:45:00 AM)

    Yeah, the mind can't take a rest and likes to wander even into outer space. Excellent drop. Congrats. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (12/22/2017 4:53:00 AM)

    Like drifting out in outer space
    Thoughts go floating by me
    Some can go but others, I know
    Just simply cannot flee.
    - - - - - Many thoughts cross our mind, but those which touch our heart will stay with us.A poet; s heart is sensitive and he would feel restless unless express the emotions in a poem.

    Nicely penned poem.Congratulations as the Poet of the Day for this brilliant poem with which all poets relate easily.
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  • Tom Allport (12/22/2017 3:04:00 AM)

    a poem of once a poet always a poet that is the burden and the price we pay for writing such telling words in a particular way? .......................well penned Marilyn (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (12/22/2017 2:03:00 AM)

    This is exactly what happens with thoughts of anyone who is interested in poetry. Write is so candid, and expressed genuinely too. I too have already put somewhat similar thought differently though, in to a haiku- A live birth. Many a times I have been trying to catch some thoughts back after letting them go. Very seldom I could succeed. That's how poets do. Poem deserves nothing but the highest possible. Congrats for being the member's PoD. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (12/22/2017 1:20:00 AM)

    Marilyn, such a brilliant write... congrats for being chosen...a huge 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (12/22/2017 12:45:00 AM)

    Absolutely fantastic. We all would like to relate with what has been expressed here.
    Thanks & Congrats. Your poetry is so delightful.
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  • Robert Murray Smith (12/22/2017 12:43:00 AM)

    Marilyn, your poem describes well the process. In my case words flow as soon as I write. However, I bounce words off anything at all.

    A poem worthy of this category.10

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  • (12/22/2017 12:36:00 AM)

    I can totally empathize with you. I used to find it somewhat frustrating. Especially when sleeping. Now, I go with the flow. And I actually find it fun and challenging. Marilyn, Congratulations on Poem Of The day! (Report) Reply

  • (12/13/2017 6:37:00 PM)

    This is a poem I can perfectly relate to! It's funny how images, experiences, and sometimes random words that join other random words suddenly find themselves forming into a poem. Thanks for sharing Marilyn. Take care. (Report) Reply

  • Ruta Mohapatra (10/28/2017 12:05:00 PM)

    A good poem about writing poems. I think all poets go through that process of catching the right thoughts to begin a poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

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