by Pete Marshall
Dreams are doubts that spinners weave
and hope is lost in make believe
for in this realm where lovers leap
where leeches suck and ogres creep
and truths are hid behind a screen
a flickered mask of hopes & dreams
a cradled babe for all to preen
and puff their pride beyond extreme.
Life that ebbs and gently flows
that hides the storm as tempers glow
and spawns a mind of vicious twists
who pray to Gods that don’t exist
but sit up high within the skies
and eek their truths with wicked lies
and from the clouds where heavens seek
to strike the damned and rule the meek.
Hope has blown though all my dreams
as spinners cut the threaded seams
that patched my quilt of sheltered life
embroidered thoughts of paradise
and apples scrumped from guarded trees
enlighten minds to trickery
and make it all so plain to see
that dreams are doubts that spinners weave
Today I am the host of One Shot Wednesday, which opens tonight at 10pm UK time. In my introduction tonight I mention an article by Brian Miller about Blogging & Commenting, and whilst I state that commenting and interaction can be fun I feel I must also explain my position on this as over the last few weeks I have not been seen about commenting as often as I normally do.
The reason for this is, to be honest, I enjoy reading poetry more than I do commenting. I find it very hard to read through everything that is posted and then think of a comment to write afterwards. I am much happier just reading the poetry, savouring it and enjoying it.
The detrimental effect of this however is that comments are becoming lesser on my own blog, but to be honest this I do not mind. If somebody is only commenting on my poetry because I comment on theirs then I would rather not have their comment. I want an audience that WANTS to read my work NOT because I have commented on their work.
I have found that by no longer commenting as often as I would I am achieving a clearer, more concise, critique of my work.
This does not mean however that I do not wish to comment, I love commenting on the wonderful features spotlighted at One Stop as much as I love reading the wonderful poetry submitted to One Shot.
My blog is purely a place to publish poetry which is there to be read and critisiced as one desires. All I ask is that if you wish to comment please do so because you want to.
Blogging can be and is fun...through One Stop Poetry a place has been created where Poetry can be celebrated and it is through One Stop where I enjoy the Blogging experience...as for this Blog, I am more at home socialising through either Twitter or email..
Thank you for listening and reading my work
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