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Monday, September 12, 2016

Poor Man's Shrink (1996)

  This poem is one of my personal favorites, because I believe it succinctly states my writing style(s)... which is a bit of a conglomerate, just like my spiritual preferences. Also, I must note that I tend toward an ee cummings approach on grammar in my poetry.  A side effect of editing.. how can you break the rules if you don't know them?  Enjoy!  

(editor's note: why can't I get the background and text the same as the other posts?  I can't even find the same layout options page, dagnabbit! hmm... maybe i'll write a poem about it...)


                                                           Poor Man's Shrink
                                                     

                                      As i live this daily life
                                      dealing with what some would call strife
                                      i find i keep my sanity
                                      by writing what some would call poetry

                                     they dont always rhyme
                                     but theve all got a beat
                                     tho i doubt theres  a~one
                                     thatll bringya to yer feet
                                     some of em are silly
                                     (this ones leaning that way)
                                     and im sure ive naught writ one
                                     that took more than a day

                                     so with each new feeling
                                     that im dealt
                                     that i get the feeling
                                     ive not yet felt
                                     instead of paying a psychiatrist
                                     it appears ive penned
                                     a "written by me" list

                                     and each new solution
                                     that i create
                                     draws me nigh
                                     my desired fate
                                     that one day my poems
                                     wont be free
                                     and then ill get paid
                                     for my own therapy!



3 comments:

  1. I'll get the ball rolling! Excellent mastery of expression!

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  2. I've always loved this one. First time I ever heard it was at Frans in New Hope. Excellent flow!
    Author~ Jennifer Deese

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  3. I've always loved this one. First time I ever heard it was at Frans in New Hope. Excellent flow!
    Author~ Jennifer Deese

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