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My 100th Poem

My 100th poem - and my last billet doux,*
(And please don't take my writing for granted);-
There's more I could tell you - and some that is new;-
(Though lust over love has been oft been supplanted).
Where poesy (it seems) appeals to the few;-
(There's a lot to say about things that I once did);-
And never has there been a much truer word,
Than what I've writ now in front of the World.

Though how can I say it's my last billet doux;-
What hope have I got,- when such are my failings?
Thus under my pen, my verse blooms anew;-
To describe my young self in emotional railings.
Well it's true (as a young man) I did go askew,
And my life was far; - far from plain sailing;-
So then, please excuse this my biopic;-
In which I write on various topics.

So I find it can't be my last billet doux,
(Merely a break, or a quiet hiatus);-
Should I go and hide from the World, and it's view;-
Or write and describe some more of my coitus?
It's hard to believe it would cause much ado,
In this graphic life, where half the World hates us;-
When really I write of the "damage done";-
And the abuse that made me an "orphan."

It's not that I here write with self-pity,
It's more that I say here God "please explain"
Or maybe a tale of "sin and the city",
And human potential that's gone down the drain.
I write not to seem too clever, nor witty,
(In fact behind lies emotional pain)
Of a type that's quite hard to comprehend;-
So I think that it's Karma, and death's not the End.

So what must I do to repay the sins,
That were likely acquired in many past lives?
When life's credits roll up,- will it say "fin";-
Or at this juncture, does my energy survive?
Well, I must go on;- and to live is to win,
To spite them, and say:- "hey I'm still alive";-
And like the Phoenix, fly above the Narcissist,-
Who can't triumph, in all his cruel self-interest.
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Posted: Aug 2017
About this poem:
I hope this explains some of the themes, behind my previous poems.
* Some use of irony here.

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godsprincessonline today!
LCBR: Congratulations on your 100th nicely written poem!

godsprincessonline today!
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Happy milestone post! Deeper stuff here...although you certainly don't have to explain/justify anything you've written. I think your lighter works are funny, the deeper work is moving. Thanks for sharing and congrats!
lovecanberealonline today!
Kathy, thank you very much for your thoughtful words/
lovecanberealonline today!
K_Ann, comment, and words of encouragement appreciated...super
You should consider publishing a volume of your poetry. This is quite an achievement. It is unfortunate that many publishers will not consider poems that have already been released via the web or previously released in another format. I think your work is good enough for publication as is the case for quite a few poets here. Congrats! banana
lovecanberealonline today!
Thanks, BU,... I have thought about this; although not quite ready, at this stage...x
ps...look forward to your next post...
Quietly lines on paper lay down,
The bouquet is made of rhymes,
The one who soul perceives the whole world,
Is called simply – the poet.

Accept my best regards,
Let your verses live forever,
Let good luck you accompanies,
Let every day pleasantly surprises.
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lovecanberealonline today!
Thank you Ummka...comment appreciated.... bouquet
Rachael_0622online today!
love can be real

Luv that name above
My turn is a coming for real luv
Your poetry is intriguing
Wondering what will come next
Cool stuff in here
Rachael_0622online today!

I too commend u on
Poem # 100
I an on around 50 I goofed to somehow make duplicates while editing
lovecanberealonline today!
Thank you, Rachael, your comments are appreciated... bouquet
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