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Because of the Supportive Few: A Poem

Updated on August 22, 2017
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Val is a life-long student of the psycho-philosophy of living and a devoted practitioner of many techniques that enhance personal evolution.

I abandoned a slow train of poetic success

with its destination far from many people's hearts

but sometimes in life it's not so easy to guess

where a good-bye ends and a hello starts.

For, back on that train there were a few

who seemed to have genuinely liked my humble verse

although I must say it to be honest and true

I did not really perform, or even rehearse.

I merely say in rhymes what I may think and feel

without much of a clue what poetry requires

with no poetic role model from whom to steal

just with an amateurish Muse that sometimes inspires.

Lorca and Shakespeare and all masters of pen

please don't mind my little imitation of your art

being out of my league along with all great men

while I'm just sharing whatever is in my heart.

So, with a memory of that generous, friendly pack

who encouraged my poetizing every step of the way

I am reboarding that slow train on its way back

pretending there is still a lot for me to poetically say.


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    • Michael-Milec profile image

      Michael-Milec 4 weeks ago

      Time might be a factor when to catch up a train arriving to the station where choicest food for soul is presented. Only this much of everything can be consumed at a time of need either poetry or prose, good or better, the readers are aspirants as appetite drives.

      I'll be here for you my friend as time permits, - after the hours of daily full engagement, plus some extra time spent on unplanned task.

      So, hello again my (old body-i like that) until the last breath when a good-bye comes naturally.


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      Ryan Fuller 5 weeks ago from Louisiana, USA

      Keep that train of poetry going. Great work. I love the picture you chose for this poem. And I am a big fan of trains too.