“An entertainer gives people what they wanted… an artist give people what they didn’t know they wanted!”  Josh Groban


Which poem that I wrote

…stopped you in your tracks

…made you think

of what’s long forgotten

…challenged preconceived notions

or stretched your perspective?


What do you look for

when you read my poetry?

Are you left hanging…

Or pleasantly surprised?


My goal in writing poetry

is to write in such a way

that you will not

have to read it again…

And // you will not be able

to forget what you read


Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Shared with d’Verse Poetry Pub for open link night.   https://dversepoets.com

The quote from Josh Grobin  came from his interview with Dan Rather on The Big Interview at AXS TV.

72 thoughts on “Poetry

  1. i learn some thing new every time you write about your history and family. somethings i remember well, like the coke ovens they really made an impression on me and the lives that were built around it.

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  3. Great post! I write poetry, too, on my site on here. I add new poems and lyrics 6 days a week, actually. I am new on here. You have earned a new subscriber, buddy. 😉

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  4. The poem made me pause after every line, just to rethink, but it was amazing. I write poetry too. Mine consist of similes and metaphors- which are hard to comprehend. I’m bad at expressing myself, but poetry makes it easy!

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