Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted March 8, 2021

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A salute to Mediocrity

by Mary Vigasin

A supremely talented poet looks at a bee and
writes words that make you weep.
These poets' rhymes inspire, sadden, and comfort their audience.
Their writings are abundant and rich.
Then there are writers whose stories of life or whose characters leap from the page.
They give their readers laughter, inspiration, and excitement.
Then there is the rest of us: the mediocre writer who looks at a bee hoping not to get stung.
The only time we will see our name in print is in the telephone book.
Yet we still put our poems and stories to pen.
Our characters may not be memorable or give the reader a wow factor.
Our poems may not be memorable to anyone or even rhyme.
We, who try to write poetry, once thought that haiku was an edible dish.
But they are our memories, our world, our joy, and the pain of loves lost.
The mediocre writer wants to be heard, to share, and to learn.
Most of all, the mediocre writer wants acceptance into a unique community.



I know this does not rhyme. As a non-poet, it is about my best effort that I can do.
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