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Ah yes! Finally it’s. Friday!

18 May
Ah yes! Finally it's. Friday!
Keep them in your heart - Peace, Faith, Love, and Hope.
Crap, I had my whole day planned out, then I read the label.
Delving into the Delphic Maxims.

Keep them in your heart - Peace, Faith, Love, and Hope.
Thank God and Goddess it's Friday.
Delving into the Delphic Maxims.
Weaving spiritual practice into daily life.

Thank God and Goddess it's Friday.
Surgeon General: It's hazardous to breath in Paradise City.
Weaving spiritual practice into daily life.
Dogs barking just to be barking.

Surgeon General: It's hazardous to breath in Paradise City.
Friday Friend Hugs! (((HUGS))).
Dogs barking just to be barking.
Almost the weekend, writing a Friday Pantoum.

Friday Friend Hugs! (((HUGS)))
Crap, I had my whole day planned out, then I read the label.
Almost the weekend, wrote this Friday Pantoum.
Ah yes! Finally it's. Friday!

A Magnificent Gift

4 Dec

What a magnificent gift

Is the ability to write.

To share with others

Our wit, knowledge, and insight.

Inspiration flowing

Onto the page,

From the mind and heart,

Its impact we cannot gauge.

Some will be positive, and

Some will disagree.

Though the negatives be discouraging,

From your art do not flee.

Of poets, novelists,

And bloggers,I know,

Critics quick to cut us down,

But go on, we must, with the show.

A magnificent gift

Bestowed by the Divine,

We share with the world

On pages and online.

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.

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

Nevermore

7 May
Nevermore, he quoted me as saying.
Nevermore, was I, the Raven, quoted.
Nevermore, indeed, Mr. Poe.
Nevermore, for Mr. Edgar Allan Poe.

Nevermore, is a long time, an eternity.
Nevermore, of course, what else should I say?
Nevermore, shall Mr. Poe read his poetry.
Nevermore, shall he defame and call me craven.

Nevermore shall he drink, his thirst alcohol drowned.
Nevermore shall he eat, illness took his life.
Nevermore shall he write, his bones turned to dust.
Nevermore shall he be ignored, posthumous fame he earned.

Nevermore, shall he know the sadness I still feel.
Nevermore, his spirit burdened by body, lifted in wingless flight.
Nevermore, shall he look upon me for inspiration.
Nevermore, shall I witness his mad genious.

Nevermore, my friend, shall we converse about poetry.
Nevermore...

Do Not Mock Lightly Sir Dylan Thomas

23 Mar

Do not mock lightly Sir Dylan Thomas,          
Though you may think he may not hurt a fly,    
To no good end, will it come, I promise.      

Gentle sir, let not your comments be crass,    
Though of true belief on the by and by,        
Do not mock lightly Sir Dylan Thomas.          

If satirical thought you make alas,            
My head I will hang low as I do sigh,
To no good end, will it come, I promise.       

Of his brilliance you continue to razz,
Show no surprise when he gives his reply,      
Do not mock lightly Sir Dylan Thomas.          

I implore you, my friend, to show some class,  
Should his left and right raise from you a cry,
To no good end, will it come, I promise.       

On the day I attend your Hallowmas,
From wounds delivered by Him, you did die,
Do not mock lightly Sir Dylan Thomas,          
To no good end, will it come, I promise.