Dejan Stojanovic

Rookie - 18 Points (March 11,1959 / Pec, Kosovo (the former Yugoslavia))

Simplicity - Poem by Dejan Stojanovic

The most complicated skill
Is to be simple.

To say more while saying less
Is the secret of being simple.

To not say all that can be said
Is the secret of discipline and economy.

To leave out beautiful sunsets
Is the secret of good taste.

To hide feelings when you are near crying
Is the secret of dignity.

To cut and tighten sentences
Is the secret of mastery.

To keep the air fresh among words
Is the secret of verbal cleanliness.

To write good poems
Is the secret of brevity.

To go against the grain
Is the secret of bravery.

To risk life to save a smile on a face of a woman or a child
Is the secret of chivalry.

To go where no one else has ever gone before
Is the secret of heroism.

To expect to be kissed having bad breath
Is the secret of a fool.

Words rich in meaning
Can be cheap in sound effects.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 23, 2010

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