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In Protest

Post  mikeschultz on Sat Mar 24 2012, 15:34

A singer chooses songs and is chosen
By whispered secret coded messages.
A poet writes poems of time frozen,
Snapshots, portraits, landscapes of the ages.

Poets and songwriters and novelists,
“I’ll take ‘Long-Shot Careers’ for ten, Alex.”
But who can argue when the Muse insists
And leaves us no peace but to write our best?

Days in continuation of the last,
The story continues to unfold,
And the writer writes as the painter paints,
Hoping to write a story never told.

Each of us is a story with secrets,
Closets filled with fears and hopes, and with dreams,
Places to hide and embrace our regrets,
Deep inside, where no one can hear our screams,

“Stop the madness and end these senseless wars!!!!”


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Re: In Protest

Post  looby on Mon Mar 26 2012, 05:50

no such thing as madness.. just an expression of creativity!!!! x

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Re: In Protest

Post  mikeschultz on Mon Mar 26 2012, 06:31

Okay. Thanks. deep thought
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Re: In Protest

Post  Teresa Jane Price on Mon Mar 26 2012, 08:32

This emoted thoughts i felt. Very Good read.
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Re: In Protest

Post  BC Williams on Mon Mar 26 2012, 09:33

Madness verses creativity = possibilities!

Great writing Michael . . .

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Re: In Protest

Post  mikeschultz on Tue Mar 27 2012, 07:02

Thank you Teresa, very much. I missed you at the Pen & Quill meeting. Hope all is well, or getting better. Take care. Very Happy
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Re: In Protest

Post  mikeschultz on Tue Mar 27 2012, 07:04

Thanks, Bev. I value your input and thank you for your votes of confidence. Thanks again, and take care. bird

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Re: In Protest

Post  Little Owl on Wed Apr 04 2012, 09:00

Such insight into one's life. So much I can read between the lines. Well done poem. I don't know what it is about this poem, but I feel unsettled as if I have missed the mark somehow. I will have to do some self-reflection. A poem can bring out different emotions in everyone who reads it. I like this poem of yours.

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