A Poem by michaelgallatin

Author: michaelgallatin
Created: March 07, 2017 at 11:11 pm
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: Ars Poetica | Personal | Psychology
Upload Stats: 4.83 Stars by 3 users with 5 comments and 286 views

These Thoughts  

It seems that I am strangely fated
to write poems low or highly rated.

Soon I'll have 800 which is quite a feat
but there's a few that even I delete.

For I'm not perfect and don't claim to be
as I feel what I feel and see what I see.

And up until I meet death in that hearse
I must put all of that down as verse.

Because that helps to quell the pain
and it serves to keep me halfway sane.

For this sad world demands a cost
and without my poems I would be lost.

And so each is a piece of my very life
with good times or with pain and strife.

There's lovers I have known and kissed
and friends who will be always missed.

Plus places fine that I have seen
with a mind worn out or one that's keen.

So all those thoughts my friend I give to you
and now at last this piece is through!

Michael "With This Post I Made It To 800!" Gallatin

Last Modified: March 07, 2017 at 11:18 pm
© michaelgallatin - all rights reserved

Author Notes

It's an accomplishment to be sure. About 200 poems a year, 4 in a week, one every other day, Not too shabby! Some may be close to drivel. Some I like a lot and think shine a bit. The important thing as I said is that all are pieces of me; thoughts, philosophies, feelings, family, friends, places I have been, events that have shaken me, my feelings about why I write, etc.  I share them with you to come close for a moment, share a thought or a feeling, a tear or a laugh, love or anger. And I read your poems to do the same in reverse, to share pieces of you. We are all connected in this crazy world and on this site is one of the kinder, nicer, sweeter connections! Thank you friends!

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Comments & Reviews ( X 7)

March 20, 2017
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Well...im already dead and I can tell you all about it if you want to hear a story...I am glad you will leave these things behind when we go into the unknown...and even if you dot have kids then you can have other family members way down the road to look at them!!
(who is currently dead)

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March 12, 2017
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that is quite a feat. holy crap i hope to have 800 in my lifetime. I would love to hear reviews from you on my stuff.

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March 09, 2017
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Sentiments shared here!
Sweetest connections are made here my friend, for of like minds we are ~ perhaps not exact in thought and deed but we our every hunger feed through exchange of verse some we do not rehearse but comes straight from the heart and soul - just!

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March 08, 2017
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Congratulations. I feel like a sluggard in comparison since I produce only one new poem in a normal week. I, too, cull my portfolio occasionally so that the sheer number doesn't overwhelm anyone who may be scanning it.
At your current pace of four per week, we can expect poem 1,000 in just 50 weeks--less than a year! Keep up the spectacular work.

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March 08, 2017
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Good for you.
On another site I am just under 800. Haven't written much since losing my husband. Just keep them coming. Valentine

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