Because of the Supportive Few: A Poem
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.