Bonnie Alden Phillips

(Concord, California, USA)

Love Me - Love My Poetry - Poem by Bonnie Alden Phillips

I once wrote some poetry - the best,
the finest POETRY
My POETRY came with a capital
"P".
My POETRY was distinguished
POETRY, proper, complete line of
Verse POETRY - honorable,
prehistoric, geographical POETRY
Divine, instinctive, even religious
POETRY -
I sent it to the magazines
The very good magazines
The very best magazines -
They returned it to me every time!
I once wrote some inferior POETRY
Low in style, irregular in measure
POETRY
Undignified, trivial, absurd POETRY
inadequate, mischievous, comic
POETRY
Some stuff like this - A CRIME -
I sent it to the magazines
The very good magazines
The very best magazines

They kept it every time!
Now, I ask of you - my question is
fair and brief - I ask
Of you - your ear I pray and beg you
give -
Shall I write intuitive,
comprehensive, reasoning
POETRY
Specific, Godlike, Capitol
committed POETRY
The sort I think will live?
Or shall I write inferior, very bad
POETRY - the kind that soon is
Dead - and send it to the magazines,
the very good, the best magazines
THAT I MAY LIVE INSTEAD!!!


Comments about Love Me - Love My Poetry by Bonnie Alden Phillips

  • Samrjai (2/7/2020 3:49:00 AM)

    Love is a pure sensation, a way beyond happiness or sadness.
    https: //youthwaypoetry/what-is-love-poem
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  • Samrjai (2/7/2020 3:48:00 AM)

    Love is a pure sensation, a way beyond happiness or sadness. Love is an island between the sea of emotions.
    ++1++
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    Billu(2/7/2020 3:50:00 AM)

    Great bhai. See this youthwaypoetry

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (6/30/2018 3:09:00 PM)

    i read again and had a laughing moment at the ending. a rather extended, nice, gratifying laughing moment, if you MUST know! i still don't know if you are alive, but i'll spend the time, because this poem was SOOOO entertaining, to tell you i now will be entering it into my July showcase asap. i will send you a PH message to explain the showcase to you. thanks. bri :) (Report)Reply

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  • Aqua FlowerAqua Flower (6/30/2018 3:06:00 PM)

    Hello I enjoyed this poem. My opinion is to write intuitively and always Straight From the Heart! (Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (6/18/2018 3:22:00 PM)

    are you still alive? still on PH? i LOVE this poem! ! ! to MyPoemList! thanks. i write crude-rude poetry as well!

    bri :)
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  • RAJA YASIR (3/21/2018 8:07:00 AM)

    THE PRECIOUS TRUTH (Report)Reply

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  • Safiyyah Manjra (11/28/2017 10:25:00 PM)

    well this is funny and makes me laugh... laughter is good and it helps people stay alive... but intuition helps people life... so write intuitive (Report)Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (9/10/2017 11:33:00 AM)

    Shall I write intuitive,
    comprehensive, reasoning
    POETRY
    Specific, Godlike, Capitol
    committed POETRY
    The sort I think will live?
    Or shall I write inferior, very bad
    POETRY - the kind that soon is
    Dead - and send it to the magazines,
    the very good, the best magazines
    THAT I MAY LIVE INSTEAD! ! !
    Nicely asked.
    Great truth.
    10++
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  • Walterrean Salley (11/20/2016 3:33:00 PM)

    (Love Me - Love My Poetry - Poem by Bonnie Alden Phillips.) Personally, I would continue to write the best. Seek to do your best, and no less. (Report)Reply

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  • Heather WilkinsHeather Wilkins (12/16/2014 1:57:00 PM)

    write all forms of poetry everything that comes to mind well done (Report)Reply

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  • Randy Resh (12/15/2006 11:19:00 PM)

    write both. If you write for masses- then it will last longer, see wider distribution. What is your instinct? If you write traditional, then perhaps you will be remebered by critics, earn a few awards. But your poetry will not see a wide readership. Perhaps, academics, students? Who is your audience & what are your instincts? (Report)Reply

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  • Tom Shillito (6/10/2005 6:43:00 AM)

    A fantastic poem. It captures the dilema that we all go through when writing poetry: weather to go for the traditional, crafted style of the cannon poets, create beautiful work but be shunned by contemporary critics, or to go for formless postmodern rambling, be praised as being fresh and radical but gain no real artistic reward from your work. To earn a living churning out dross or to try to earn your place among the greats? (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003



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