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The Poem That Failed

Rating: 2.3

There is a place where significance ends -
that is the place where the metaphors tire
and the similes dimmily fail to inspire
and the poem runs out in a meaningless flood
but the poet won’t give up and declare it a dud

for the critics they spot and the readers they know,
you can get up and go, it’s the end of the show…for
there is the place where significance ends.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Scarlett Treat 28 August 2006

Can any poet EVER say die on something we are working on? I don't! I put them back for a while, because even I can admit it needs work, but I just CAN'T give up on my babies! ! Scarlett

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This is touching even with its comedic element, Miguelito! I enjoyed it very much.

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fanniesson - 28 August 2006

thoughts so true loved the read

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Michael Shepherd 28 August 2006

No, me neither, folks - the first draft of this one was a sour little thing! But it's good to know it!

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Giving in or giving up Declaring any piece a dud I think not so my learned friend and think tis not, tis not the end.... t x

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Raynette Eitel 28 August 2006

I love this, Michael. The good poet knows when the end has arrived. Oh dear! Raynette

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Geoff Warden 28 August 2006

A truth set in humour and yet I too could not put my words to death....

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