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“Did you write this about me?”
I folded my hands and looked out of the window
Black gray trees speed by in a blur

“Did you? Am I here in these words?”
It isn’t that I don’t want to answer
It is that I cannot

“It is a beautiful poem”
You may call it these things
But I am just a channel…an outlet…a something

“This line here is describing me perfectly”
Yes, we are kindred spirits
Fellow travelers and we are alike

“But…why do you say this…here…?”
Because words are seeds
And I cannot control how or if or where they will grow
I am the words in the poem
I am the poem in the words
And that is all ye need to know
Words are Seeds

Matthew 13:1-9, John 1:1-5, John 8:58, “Ode on a Grecian Urn” John Keats

I write for my own enjoyment. Period.

Before I post something here, I say to myself "well, I like it" then hit the SUBMIT button.

If other people like or are touched by something that I wrote, well, it is the most amazing high that I have or ever will experience.  It is amazing to me when I get a comment like "this line here....says this to me...." and it was not my intention to say anything like that.  I am always amazed by perspectives.  Diamonds change colors when you look at them from different angles.

But I'm a realist.  I teach English to 15 year olds and watch them glaze over in inattention as I speak about my passion.  But at the same time, they dance and get excited when a rapper repeats " mudder F---ing n----r" for 20 minutes.  It is poetry, after all, isn't it?  The verbal equal of a photo of a crucifix submerged in urine?

I am a realist.  I go to Barnes and Noble or Books a Million or any other bookstore and see 100 yards of shelf space dedicated to fashion magazines, Civil War magazines, self help books, dozens of Kharm Sutras, teen zombie and vampires, sections on pop stars like "Lady Gaga" (as if her words will be studied though the ages)...tons and tons of crap.  But only 2 feet of shelf space for poetry.

No I don't buy much either, I'm a realist, just seems a lot of modern poetry is uninteresting.

Perhaps I'm a snob...perhaps I'm not smart enough to understand...damn if I know.

But still I write.  Everytime I write, I'm thinking "this is the last time...I have nothing else to write".

But still I write.  I look back on some of the things that I've written and say "this is crap" or "man, I like that"'s like someone else wrote it.

I've asked friends, real writers, to come here and read.  I ask for their real opinion.  What ever anyone says, I'll still write.  But I'd like to know "Is there anything here that is publishable?"  

But I am, after all, a realist who writes.  Things are what they are, right?  Please read my stuff (I always hate to call them "poems"...realist) and tell me what you think.  You can't hurt me.

  • Listening to: tinnitus
  • Reading: words
  • Watching: words and pictures
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: coffee


Ton ton Jeff
United States
Old and getting older

Current Residence: Figmant of my imagination
Favourite genre of music: Blues, anything lyrical, simple, classical, folk, rock
Favourite photographer: Laflaneuse
Shell of choice: the one I'm under
Wallpaper of choice: raspberry
Skin of choice: mine
Favourite cartoon character: Pogo
Personal Quote: We has met the enemy and he is us!!

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JenZeePops Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wanted to wish you a good day. :) (Smile)
Zaphod-Beeblebrox58 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Good day to you, too
JenZeePops Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug:
Zaphod-Beeblebrox58 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
I looked at your profile and I understand now that I am the recipient of a random act of day brightening.

Well done and thank you again.

(The hug was nice, too)

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AbyssinianMaid Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you :)
SEH-art Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Thank you. :)
Lweeling Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav, take care dear ! :hug:
Lergahin Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot Jeff :hug:
I hope you're doing well ^^
Zaphod-Beeblebrox58 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
I am, and to you, too :hug:
Lergahin Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah :hug:
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