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Not Me

The award for Poet of the Year goes to...

14 total reviews 
Comment from MAMONIA
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Excellent entry for the contest. Your words flow, and your message is quite clear to all of us. Wishing you the best of luck in the
contest.
Regards,
Marie

 Comment Written 20-Apr-2021


reply by the author on 20-Apr-2021
    Thanks so much for your review and kind best wishes!
Comment from Wendy G
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Oh, I am totally with you here! You have written about the very thoughts that appear frequently in my mind - and with great skill! I hope your entry does very well in the contest.

 Comment Written 20-Apr-2021


reply by the author on 20-Apr-2021
    Hi Wendy,
    Thanks so much for your great review and kind best wishes!
Comment from Kiara Wiggins
Exceptional
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The first line captured me. I sometimes wonder this same thing. But then the author goes on to fulfil her own wonders by creating gemstones and metaphors all throughout. Was the author once this stumbling beginner and grew into this great writer? This gave me hope!

 Comment Written 19-Apr-2021


reply by the author on 21-Apr-2021
    Hi Kiara, thank you so much for your exceptional review and six stars! I am honored and really appreciate your kind words. I am still learning and thought it would be fun to see how many of those poetic devices I could add to my poem. I've been writing poetry for a little over a year and during that time, took a couple of online classes. I have improved since I first started. :-)

Comment from royowen
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We all have to start somewhere, I started writing lyrics for other's music, then my own music, then developed a love for the power of words, but I'm still a student, a longtime "poet", but you'll get there, it's a journey. Beautifully written, blessings Roy

 Comment Written 19-Apr-2021


reply by the author on 20-Apr-2021
    Thanks so much for your encouraging review!
reply by royowen on 20-Apr-2021
    Most welcome
Comment from robyn corum
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Dear Mystery Humorist,

hahaha I couldn't tell if the ending was supposed to be a good thing or a bad thing - read like a greeting card? It's pretty danged hard to get any of your works selected for greeting cards, actually. I'd take it! haha

But I do understand your message. There are so many folks I read and think - why am I doing this? I will never compete. Good thing we don't have to compete, huh? We are each just right as we are. hahaha And that's my story.

Thanks!

 Comment Written 19-Apr-2021


reply by the author on 20-Apr-2021
    Hi Robyn! Yes, good thing I'm not really all that competitive. This was written very tongue-in-cheek. I threw in some alliterations and other poetic devices just for fun. But I had the last line written before I even started the poem! I got a review not long ago from someone who said "you poem was good, but would've been better if you hadn't used an aabb rhyme scheme." I was puzzled by that and wrote back and asked him why. He said it was because it made the poem sound like a verse from a greeting card! LOL :-) That was when I realized that writing greeting cards must be generally considered a lower form of poetry. If I ever had a verse published in a greeting card, I would be thrilled and would send it to everyone I know, even if it was a 50th anniversary card. he he he
Comment from Karen Estep
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Astute alliterations tell me you are a very composed writer, my friend. I must say I feel the same way quite often, only to return to the pen to be the simple writer I am. Great work. Good Luck in the contest!

 Comment Written 19-Apr-2021


reply by the author on 20-Apr-2021
    Thank you Karen! I made an extra effort as a challenge to see if I could add some assonance and alliterations into the poem just for fun. :-)
Comment from Jill McCauslin
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Oh you made me laugh because I think many of us feel this way. I really like your poem. Good job! And good luck with the competition. Truly well done.

 Comment Written 19-Apr-2021


reply by the author on 19-Apr-2021
    Thanks so much, Jill!
Comment from Kerry L Batchelder
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First of all congratulations on being Poet of the Year! Your poem kept me interested; really making me laugh at the end. Very amusing and colorful detail. I do love your style. Excellent!

 Comment Written 19-Apr-2021


reply by the author on 19-Apr-2021
    Thank you, Kerry! :-)
Comment from Dilettante junior
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Nice poem. It pens exactly what all writers feel on dark days when the muse disappears. But let me tell you my dear, your time to shine will come too, sooner than what you expect from what i read above. Bravo!

 Comment Written 19-Apr-2021


reply by the author on 19-Apr-2021
    Thank you so much for your encouragement!
Comment from Dolly'sPoems
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A very clever poem, love the subject matter, the rhymes and the metre. You could well achieve poet of the year! Much enjoyed and a great entry for the contest, love Dolly x

 Comment Written 17-Apr-2021


reply by the author on 18-Apr-2021
    Hi Dolly,
    Thank you for your great review!