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Song Title Poems

15 Dec

I am in the process of writing my first song title poem. The title of the poem will be the name of the artist/group that the songs are written and performed by. The song titles will be in all capitals to distinguish them from the rest of the poem. My first song title poem will be written with the song titles from the group Stone Sour. I’m also going to be attempting to write this poem in Skeltonic verse. Skeltonic verse puts emphasis on carrying end rhyme for as long as is possible before switching to another end rhyme. This type of verse can be heard in rap and hip-hop music.

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The Renegade Poet On Facebook

19 Aug

If you are on Facebook, you can join me on The Renegade Poet Facebook page. Just type “The Renegade Poet” into search and like my page. See you there.

Posting Two Versions Of A Poem

10 Jul

Monday, 11 July 2011, I will be posting version one of “A Mother’s Song”. On Tuesday, 12 July 2011, I will post version two of “A Mother’s Song”. Version one was written for a friend I have lost track of whom was dealing with a lot of pain at the time I wrote the poem for her and her daughter. Version two was a revised version in memoriam of my mother whom passed away in 2008. Comments on and rating the two versions would be appreciated.

The Last Sigh

5 Jul
We came together
Years ago,
Made a life with
You as my wife,
And children we
Did have. But 
Time has shown
How little we 
Have known, about
Each other, compromise,
Acceptance of differences,
And now this is
The last sigh,
Before I say goodbye.
I've ranted and
Raged, cried, and
Denied the truth.
Now I know, 
Our paths have
Diverged, love is
Lost, and we may
Never know the final
Cost, I pack myself away,
Walk towards the door
With a tear in my eye,
Give one last shaking sigh,
Before I tell you goodbye.
A friend, you will always
Be to me, at least I hope,
And our children, our family,
We will learn to cope,
With time the hurt 
Will subside, acceptance
Of how far apart 
We had become, 
We will let it go
With the last sigh.

Now On Twitter

8 Jun

Following a request by several readers, I have set up a Twitter account so you can see when I’ve posted a new poem or general posting on my blog. My Twitter nickname is TheRenegadePoet.

Responding To Comments

5 Jun

Hello to my Blogging friends. I’ve had an unusually high number of comments posted this weekend compared to actual number of visits to my blog. So instead of replying to individual comments and having them lost in the comments where they may not be read, I thought I’d reply in a post.

First of all, this is a WordPress blog using the Bueno theme. I am quite happy with it. It was suggested that I link up with social media to improve my visibility. I publicize on Yahoo! Updates and at one time Facebook before it developed a glitch that I haven’t figured out yet.

I was asked in several comments if I had an issue with spam and how I dealt with it. Because a lot of postings are similar or exactly the same, the vast majority ends up being tagged as Spam. How do I deal with it? I slog through it like I have this weekend. Postings not in English I check with an online translator to see what is being said before I decide to erase permanently or approve with the original text and the translation. What irks me the most is the multiple postings of comments by those whom should have a mastery of English and cannot seem to form a coherent sentence. I appreciate that the vast number of this weekend’s comments have actually been posted to the individual poems instead of to the About page (another frustrating thing when they seem to be referring to one of my poems). I have probably erased at least half of what was posted because they were word for word copies posted by different people.

I’ve had one comment complaining about my latest poems being boring and asking when I’m going to get back to the great ones. Well, for every great poem that a poet writes, there are going to many that are not so great or mediocre. My goal for writing poetry is this: To make you laugh, to make you cry, to make you think, or to make you wonder. If I’ve done one of these four things with a poem you read, then I’ve done what I set out to do.

This blog is a one man show…literally. I don’t have anyone helping me. WordPress takes care of all the technical issues with the site, I just do the writing. As for those of you looking to contact me, I have an e-mail listed on my About page. Those whom have expressed an interest in do guest postings, I’m sorry, but I am only posting my own stuff on this site. You can always start your own blog for your postings and give me your link…I put it in my blogroll.

Thank you for all your supportive comments. Thanks to those whom don’t agree with what I’ve written for having the guts to say so. And for those whom have complained about spelling errors, which postings of mine are you referring to? Or are you talking about in the comments that have been approved that would be tedious for me to correct??

One last thing, if you can take the time to rate my poems, I will know which ones are truly great. Perhaps, then, I can write ones of similar context that will be just as great.

Thank you for reading.

 

Posting New Poems

3 Jun

I want to thank everyone for the positive comments and encouragement to keep going. Trying to write and post a new poem everyday is difficult because I don’t always feel inspired to write something. My Poetry Muse Chloe does deserve a break every now and then—time to relax and get a banana-strawberry smoothie (her favorite) while getting a pedicure at the 9 Muses Spa.

So I am planning on trying to post a new poem every three days. That gives me time to get inspired, write something, edit it and post it. It also gives me time to start planning with my Noveling Muse (whom is glaring at me as she files her fingernails because I forgot her name) what I will be writing for the next National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November 2011.

And if you could take the time to rate my poems so I can see how well I’ve done writing them, I’d really appreciate it.

Thank you,

The Renegade Poet