When It Comes To Poetry Poem by Raymond Farrell

When It Comes To Poetry

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When it comes to poetry
I feel like David
Before he went out to meet Goliath
Saul offered him his armour
His sword, his breast plate
His helmet, his shield
But in the end he refused
Saying he had not proved it
For he was but a shepherd
Not trained in the use
Of weapons of war
He took merely a sling shot
And five smooth stones
But any giant can be slain
By such a crude weapon
If the stone finds its mark
And I can offer
No grand words
No breath-taking imagery
I commend all
Who operate at those lofty heights
But I am just
A simple man
Trying to propel his point
By straight forward means
Along a straight course
Hoping to find the mark.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: commentary
Pranab K Chakraborty 22 February 2016

...By straight forward means Along a straight course Hoping to find the mark.............. Such is the passion of a poet to penetrate the reader's heart. Illustrated well.

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Raymond Farrell 22 February 2016

Thank you for taking time to read and comment.

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Sandra Feldman 22 February 2016

You are more than a Sheppard when it comes to poetry. This poem is written beautifully. Congratulations for being chosen

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Raymond Farrell 22 February 2016

Thanks Sandra for your comments. I hope all is well with you.

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Edward Kofi Louis 22 February 2016

No grand words; living with the mude of life. Nice piece of work.

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LeeAnn Azzopardi 11 July 2021

I feel that too

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Chinedu Dike 02 June 2019

A witty and insightful analogy. A work of an intricate mind. Thanks for sharing, Raymond.

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Sandra Feldman 10 March 2019

Rotten, lying, infamous politician should read this poem and learn how to behave in life. But! Unfortunately, poets don't run things, crooks do! Wonderful, universal poem, that All should read and learn something good, for a change in the lost society of today.

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Sochukwu Ivye 29 October 2017

Humble words of a noble heart. I love these figures - allusion and simile inter alia - in play. An accomplished literary effort, dear poet.

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Sofia Kioroglou 22 February 2017

Lovely write! The kind of poetry that hits the reader hard. Join me on wordpress if you could. It would be an honor to have such an audience! Greetings from Athens, Greece?

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Raymond Farrell

Raymond Farrell

Perth, Ontario
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