On My Third Writing Anniversary: A Poem

Updated on July 9, 2018
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

By now I must be known as a smart-ass

seventh decade dude not acting his age

a writer not claiming to have literary class

just going through a self-expressive stage.

With the third year just about completed

of a strange hobby I never thought I'd do

thank you all for the way I've been treated

not telling me I "bit more than I could chew".

English is my second language as you know

my accent must have told on me in my style

if I didn't bother to keep my profile duly low

I'm grateful for not sent to a writer's exile.

Gee, I got me some impressive praises

that even my best friends didn't ask to see

jealous, or thinking those were polite phrases

well, on my deserted show I'm the happy emcee.

After four hundred-plus of this written stuff

I am not tired, no, no, I am just getting hot

O.K., an aging fart can use this as a bluff

although far from done, believe it or not.

So, if at the end I somehow forgot to clap

it's not because I think of this poem as bad

I just don't want you to wake up from your nap

but if you caught a verse or two, I am surely glad.


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    • ValKaras profile imageAUTHOR

      Vladimir Karas 

      2 months ago from Canada

      Shannon---O.K., I'll wait for you to come back....still waiting....still waiting....O.K.. I think somebody else has made you laugh, so you are busy reading their stuff.

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      Shannon Henry 

      2 months ago from Texas

      I haven't even read this poem yet. Just scrolling through the main feed here and saw your comment to Delilah and had to laugh. I can't stop and read because I've been summoned elsewhere, but I'll be back - I hope!

    • ValKaras profile imageAUTHOR

      Vladimir Karas 

      2 months ago from Canada

      Delilah---This little exchange of our friendly, and respectful, and humorous---but above all humanly-sound comments inspired me to write another poem. I won't name it because the rules are against our advertising our stuff.

      If you care to read it as much as I care to get another praise--lol-- give me an hour to complete it.

    • Delilah R profile image


      2 months ago from Kentucky

      lol thank you for the compliment and that's exactly what I mean, you aren't afraid to speak your mind and own your words

    • ValKaras profile imageAUTHOR

      Vladimir Karas 

      2 months ago from Canada

      Delilah---I am happy you liked it. Especially because it's coming from a deep soul and a fine and good looking lady. You see, considering my age of 74 I can afford to give personal compliments, being exempt from any suspicions, LOL

      Hey, didn't I say it at the beginning of the poem: "...seventh decade dude not acting his age..."

    • Delilah R profile image


      2 months ago from Kentucky

      Loved your poem Val, and how your words are honest and straight-forward. =)


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