Raymond Farrell

Gold Star - 25,306 Points (02/09/1954 / Perth, Ontario)

Raymond Farrell Poems

801. Such Are The Ways Of The Youth 9/20/2015
802. Anger 7/20/2015
803. What I Miss 7/5/2015
804. Five Steps You Die 6/28/2015
805. Haiku (Husband) 7/2/2015
806. Haiku (Deep Sleep) 6/8/2015
807. Haiku (North America Today) 5/10/2015
808. Chinese New Year's Eve In Hangzhou 4/3/2015
809. Politicians 4/17/2015
810. The Short Stocky Young Chinese Fellow 4/4/2015
811. Free Will 9/5/2015
812. The Curse Of The Media 6/26/2015
813. Civilization 7/7/2015
814. You Say We Need Peace 4/27/2015
815. Tonight As I Sit Under The Locust Tree 4/25/2015
816. The Lady At The Jewish Bakery 5/4/2015
817. When It Comes To Poetry 4/23/2015
Best Poem of Raymond Farrell

When It Comes To Poetry

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 ...

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The Art Of Teaching

The art of teaching
Is performed by teachers
With a range of talent
Across a broad spectrum
Beginning at the low end
With those who wish only
To tell you something
These are the most mediocre
The next rung up the ladder

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