Shannon Chapel

Thank You, Dear Poets - Poem by Shannon Chapel

Thank you to my poet friends
Whom I’ve met on this site.
Your inspiration never ends
Not morning, noon or night.

Your lovely words have made me smile
And some have made me cry.
I read your work, and all the while
My spirit’s flying high.

There’s Mary, C.J., Moya, too
And David Darbyshire.
There’s Ernestine, but I’m not through
More names I do require.

There’s Slimboydim and Denis Joe
And Jeremiah Shine.
There’s Herbert and Uriah, so
Each piece will be divine!

I’m sure there’s more whose work I love
Whose work has touched my soul.
But I’ve been robbed by those above
And each one’s played a role.

Each one of you have reached right through
This screen and stole my heart.
What you mean – I wish you knew
Mere words can not impart.

I thought that when I joined this site
That it would entertain.
But that was only partly right
Allow me to explain.

You’ve become real friends to me
Upon you I depend
To always write, thus guarantee
P.H. will never end.

So thank you so, my poet friends
You bring the world such joy
And in respect this poet sends
One I hope YOU’LL enjoy.


Comments about Thank You, Dear Poets by Shannon Chapel

  • (2/19/2006 2:37:00 PM)

    That's how I feel about this site, Shannon, most of the people you name being amongst my favourites as well. Well, bless you, bless them, and bless all the other angels on this site. Warm regards, Gina. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/30/2006 8:58:00 PM)

    I thought you did an amazing job on this writing, Wow, I know it always feels nice to share your work and to read others and it is nice to have others to share our work with that really enjoy writing as much as ourselves... (Report) Reply

  • (1/9/2006 1:15:00 AM)

    WOW what a nice read, and you found something that rhym's with my name lovely poem Shannon (nice name by the way) and I think the more names you put in the poem the 10's you get hihihihihihihiihi
    Love Ya Shannon you friend until the end davey xxxxxx Kiss HUG
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  • Ernestine Northover (1/8/2006 11:08:00 AM)

    Sorry I missed this one Shannon, but last night, one of our dogs became ill and everything went haywire, so I didn't have anytime to read anything on Ph. This is a lovely poem indeed, I think it is hard to express how one feels about everyone on this site, they are all so 'smashing' and feel so 'family' it's really great. You have said all that in your poem which is lovely. Love Ernestine XXX PS Thanks for giving my name an 'airing' too! (Report) Reply

  • (1/8/2006 10:27:00 AM)

    I enjoyed reading your poem, to
    be mentioned in such company
    is very special. Thank you.
    I think it should be the other way
    round, because i look at your work
    for inspiration. Thank you.
    Kindest Regards Slim. x.
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  • (1/8/2006 4:47:00 AM)

    WOW! ! Thank you so much Shannon! Remember that it goes both ways, I value you equally. A lovely poem and lovely tribute - thanks, Moyaxxx (Report) Reply

  • (1/8/2006 1:41:00 AM)

    wow, shannon! i'll say it again. i'm honored and bashful! all i did was mope! my offer still stands! thank you again for including me. you've touched me deeply. js (Report) Reply

  • john tiong chunghoo (1/7/2006 11:12:00 PM)

    wow! ! good that you acknowledge people who inspired you. (Report) Reply

  • Cj Heck (1/7/2006 10:16:00 PM)

    Shannon, this is a wonderful poem - your use of rhyme and meter work well! I thank you sincerely for including me in such a talented group. I feel honored. You are an integral part of this Poemhunter family, too, ya know.
    Much love and thanks,
    (Report) Reply

  • (1/7/2006 9:53:00 PM)

    I'm so honored that you just took the time to read my poems! ! Thanks for this super kind poem! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (1/7/2006 9:19:00 PM)

    Shannon, I love rhyme and have attempted it myself. I think there is a lot more that can be done with it. It takes a good dicipline to do, without it sounding forced, and this does very well indeed, Needless to say I am honoured by the mention.

    Thank you very much,

    All the best

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  • (1/7/2006 8:58:00 PM)

    Very nice, indeed Shannon!
    And thanks for giving me a mention.
    As you know, I do both rhyming and non- poems and believe that -contrary to what Boxershorts JC says, rhyme is not passé.
    Well done
    Best wishes
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  • (1/7/2006 8:49:00 PM)

    Shannon, this was perfect! I love rhyming poems (obviously) and this one had the flow of perfection! I feel the same way about all the folks here (you included!) It is strange but so true! This is so nice and I am very honored to get a mention. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 7, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, February 3, 2006

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