Kim Barney

I was born in a bank - - my mother went there and made a deposit
Kim Barney
I was born in a bank - - my mother went there and made a deposit
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Pretty Prose Or Poetry?

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My sister is a prize-winning poet.
She has won more awards for her poetry
than I could win in the rest of my life
if I lived to be a hundred years old,
and I don't WANT to live to be
a hundred years old.

If I make it to ninety,
I want to be shot
by a jealous husband.

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Saturday, August 24, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: poem,poems,poetry
I don't consider this a poem, but it is every much a poem as most of the stuff getting posted these days!

24 August 2019
Darwin Henry Beuning 25 August 2019

Kim, An interesting point of view! ! I completely agree. Enjoyed seeing you yesterday at the Thai Food Fair! !

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Kim Barney 25 August 2019

Thanks, Hank! You clobbered me in that game of chess when I tried that weird opening! My favorite game was when I forced a draw against Lee by harassing his queen with my rook. There was nowhere he could move that I couldn't threaten his queen again. Although he was a ahead, he had to agree to a draw!

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Belle Wassermeister 26 March 2021

You are absolutely correct, and I almost fell off my chair laughing at your jealous husband remark!

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Douglas Scotney 14 May 2020

good argument KB.......

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Me Poet Yeps Poet 30 August 2019

That brings up a huge question in my mind. Who is to say what is poetry and what is not? Yet Billy Collins has been Poet Laureate of the United States twice, and he hardly ever uses anything except free verse. I have composed FREE VERSE since I was born all read it 1100 +- each day check the internet IT IS POETRY FRIEND

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wes vogler 27 August 2019

read this with interest and commend you for the remarks.. Too many6 ranters calling themselves poets. Consequently the term 'poet' becomes meaningless and valueless

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Kim Barney 27 August 2019

Wes, old buddy, old pal! Thank you so much for reading and commenting on this prose on a poetry site!

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Kim Barney 25 August 2019

Why did Poem Hunter censor my reply to Hank by deleting the word P.A.W.N.? What in the world is wrong with that word?

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Spock The Vegan 25 August 2019

It's hard to say. Some words are profanity in another language. When the company I worked far spun off a new company they had people all over the world checking to see if the name offended anybody. But that's interesting since they post profane poems as poem of the day periodically as if the site is run by a robot. Or maybe the word was just too English.

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