Sharing with My Pen: A Poem

Updated on August 24, 2019
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Val enjoys writing poetry by always leaving a message of a life truism in each piece.

Image by Bruno Glatsch from Pixabay
Image by Bruno Glatsch from Pixabay

Enjoying my late summer holiday

in my European faraway homeland

I'm looking for some good poetic way

to express the joys only I can understand.

Suddenly elated with my old ties revived

with memories galore wherever I may look

with nostalgic feeling from moment I arrived

should I write a poem, or should I write a book.

So, just like many times before

these few words are but my codes

when I read them I don't need more

they place me on my childhood roads.

I just wonder -- why those true poets write

do they, like myself, just whisper to their pen

or they spend hours lonely in a sleepless night

in the need for understanding eyes now and then.

Is their creation merely a child of happy soul

so simple, while pleasing to the parent's eyes

or is it a child of a drive with an ambitious goal

eagerness to reach some culture market's highs.

Well, I cannot be in other people's shoes

we all do things for our own personal fun

sharing with my pen that's what I choose

but happy if it reaches a heart of anyone.

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    © 2019 Vladimir Karas


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      • Brenda Arledge profile image


        3 weeks ago from Washington Court House


        Nothing is impossible!

        Your hometown sounds amazing with all the wonderful architecture and people.

        Enjoy your time with your wife, family and friends, get renewed with fresh energy and a chocolate or two.

      • ValKaras profile imageAUTHOR

        Vladimir Karas 

        3 weeks ago from Canada

        Brenda -- Between any two exciting moments of my vacation I sit by this laptop and watch some inspirational/educational videos, listen to some music, watch babies in play with dogs and cats, and -- yes, take a peek at what's new on HP. I read everyone's poems, read some political crap to have a good laugh, and if I am doing it for too long, my wife is always around to interrupt it with a question, a comment, or a freshly opened box of chocolates.

        My home town is a fascinating place loaded with history -- and I mean something like a cathedral and a church built in 13th century, and an ambient of culture, architectural finesse, and people of a different mentality -- my mentality -- with whom I feel so much at home. At some moments we can even be caught daydreaming about moving back here -- but at this age of 74 it's not very likely. Although, with our proven "gypsy" spirit, nothing is impossible, :).

      • ValKaras profile imageAUTHOR

        Vladimir Karas 

        3 weeks ago from Canada

        John -- I agree, sharing with others it is -- but it's always a matter of a degree of an intent involved. To me it's like my behavior in everyday's life -- I normally let others know what I think and feel, but it's only a matter of my being myself, not much of an intention to be "liked" for that and basing it on that desire.

        By the number of my overall comments (only 34,000 per 446 pieces), I am not particularly liked for my "behaving" on HP, but I have no intention to do anything about it. I won't stop reminding people of their personality flaws, won't stop telling politically blind ones how they are wasting their time, and won't stop mentioning how I am not into any organized religion. And of course, I will never start counting syllables in my poems.

        So, I guess, this is enough of an indication that my expressing myself literary is not really gravitating around the readers' preferences. Just being myself, and that doesn't mean much of "sharing". Sharing means giving what people like to receive.

      • ValKaras profile imageAUTHOR

        Vladimir Karas 

        3 weeks ago from Canada

        Louise -- Your praising comments always remind me that I am not writing just for myself after all. Thank you, my friend.

      • Brenda Arledge profile image


        3 weeks ago from Washington Court House


        So happy to hear from you...I was beginning to wonder if all was okay?

        Glad to hear you are on Holiday!

        Enjoy each moment, live life to its its fullest.

        Yes, I too...just write. No need for thoughts before hand, just pen in hand...or in my case...tapping out the words on the mobile phone.

        Enjoy...see you back here soon!

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        John Hansen 

        3 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

        Yes, Val, it reaches the heart of this poet. I am glad you are enjoying a holiday in your homeland and chose a poem to express that. I look forward to reading more about your holiday in future posts maybe. People write poetry for various, because I love it lol. I used to write it just for myself, but now I enjoy sharing it with others. It is a bonus if they like what I write.

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        Louise Powles 

        3 weeks ago from Norfolk, England

        I always enjoy reading your poems. =)


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