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I’d like to write a piece of verse
to lift the attention
off the words on the page
to give imagination a great gift
and make the intellect a bit more sage.

I want it to be worth being enshrined --
without question,
regarded as fine art --
a lyric that long lingers in the mind
with images that lodge within the heart.

I want it to be hard to read aloud --
So heavy with emotion
the voice cracks --
And, when it is performed before a crowd,
Applause would seem to be anticlimax.

But mostly,
I‘m content when I can pen
a poem people want to read again.

The quickest way for me to learn something new is to first understand why I'd like to learn it.

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The following comments are for "REPEAT PERFORMANCE"
by poeteye

Wow James!
You've just spoken for every poet worth his salt!
You took the words right out of my mouth! Koudos my friend...HAPPY NEW YEAR!

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: January 7, 2015 )

not too salty
Thank you, Bea. As always, you're too kind. Happy New Year to you!

( Posted by: poeteye [Member] On: January 8, 2015 )

The lot of us
Dang. Nailed it. That's what you want; thats what I want-- we'll die trying!

Great stuff, this.

Thank you.


( Posted by: Pablowilliams [Member] On: January 12, 2015 )

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