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Kindling Poetic Fire
by John Rockie Coppolella

Monday, April 09, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. -- Ernest Hemingway

I have been brutalized,
Technical roughnecks,
Chilling me braindead,
For jot, tittle, & specks.

Diacritical i’s & crossed t’s,
They did thrust in my back,
Like daggers and swords,
Mine enemies all attacked.

These are no ordinary foes,
They meant to do me harm,
Bald head down to my toes,
Awakened me in great alarm.

Running around in my head,
Shadow people dark powers,
Spooky things spoken to me,
Obscenely in midnight’s hour.

Mad-dog poets in previous  lives,
Likely some furiously jilted wives,
Stabbing men mercilessly using,
(P)oetic (M)ood (S)wings knives.

Do your best to be correct,
If corrected take with salt,
And remember to be polite,
Powerful  AD’ers rule the night.

If you rile them trouble is near,
You’ve acted foolishly my dear,
Sodom and Gomorrah is here,
Get thee out of there it’s queer.

Run like Mr. Dickens for the hills,
A Tale of Two Cities I left unread,
I leave this rule for others, If right,
Go ahead, Mr. Crockett, I’m dead.








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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/19/2013
Points well made, Rockie. Thank you. One ought not to be afraid of "offending" by sharing one's convictions. Sha'Tara (my friend) is an example of this. I'm afraid that I tend to be far more diplomatic most of the time. Thanks. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/10/2012
I have learned that critical thinking is sometimes not allowed. I always add a little salt in my pepper. if they leave me, I don't care. Some have left me more than once, just like lovers.

Nice little rant.

Ron
Reviewed by Clarence Prince 4/10/2012
"Do your best to be correct,
If corrected take it with salt." Firm words, Starman! Real strong words! Blessings!
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 4/9/2012
yep that PMS is a bitch :)



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