Ode to Writers Cafe Poets

Ode to Writers Cafe Poets

A Poem by Carol Cashes
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Homage to you all

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To all the poets of the Writers Café

I hereby pay homage to your enlightening array

of verses and lyrics which delight and dismay

using words I never knew-much less ever say!

 

You whirl and twirl your prose in stylish assertions

like a merry-go-round, with no discernable exertion!

I find myself lost and complete in my immersion,

I’m a poet at heart! Who knew?  But I’m certain

 

that had I not read such moving prose

my mind would yet see poems as foes,

written in language though sweet as a rose

would remain closed to me. Now, in silent repose

 

I have uncovered an extraordinary world

of battles with soldiers, mighty spears hurled

and scuffles with conscience, depression-words slurred

by battles with alcohol-drugs, bodies curled

 

in tight fetal positions and sometimes much shaking

your longing for love, acceptance, need taking

by someone past known, or one of your making,

the words are heartfelt, not one of you faking

 

your desires.  And sometimes your merry wit

brings spontaneous smiles while I sit

reading and learning, my lamps long lit

far in the night, in my own writing pit

 

created by me for just this endeavor

to learn, to absorb-by all means whatever

I can assemble, no matter the weather

outside, while in here, soul becomes light-like a feather!

 

You’ve welcomed my elementary works,

praising and encouraging-it always perks

my ego, my pride-you literary Young Turks

pulling from me rhymes with insistent jerks


that I try!  That I exercise my ‘till now unknown skill

of making use of language and bend to my will

words whirling and twirling in the same spinning reel

that you, dear poets, labor to instill

 

in me the same love of articulate expression

that comes to you naturally, free of oppression

from form, format and most certainly repression

that hinders one from total possession

 

of powerful wording to say what you mean,

to mean what you say, padded or lean,

stanzas with heart, pictures now seen

of what’s in your mind-so sharp!  So keen!

 

Now I humbly submit, this prose-so tame

compared to you poets, and it might sound lame,

but this time, dear fellows, it’s not the same,

for this modest offering-is in Miz Carol’s name!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


© 2017 Carol Cashes



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Carol Cashes
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This brought a huge smile. I really believe the meaning of community has been lost for sometime now. Support and honesty. Such important things to us poets and writers. You can find that here. 24-7.
Awesome job.

Posted 1 Month Ago


I love this!! Thanks for all your reviews, on my poetry, Carol. I appreciate them very much.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Well said. Inspired by us. Pride in your work dear poetess. Thank you so much for this lovely tribute Keep the ink flowing!

Posted 1 Month Ago


You are very inspiring and thanks very much for sharing your talents.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Wow,
Wonderful way to sum up your experiences here on the cafe for writers!
This started slow and gained momentum to the end, as I read it.
Nice structure, too.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Hi Carol.
'I have uncovered an extraordinary world ...' This is so true. And it's interesting how what we read on WC influences us. In this work, I especially like the way you've allowed statements to hop across from one verse to the opening line of the next. And in that regard, I keep coming back to the line I mentioned above:

I have uncovered an extraordinary world
of battles with soldiers, mighty spears hurled
and scuffles with conscience, depression-words slurred
by battles with alcohol-drugs, bodies curled

in tight fetal positions and sometimes much shaking
your longing for love, acceptance, need taking
by someone past known, or one of your making,
the words are heartfelt, not one of you faking

your desires. And sometimes your merry wit
brings spontaneous smiles while I sit
reading and learning, my lamps long lit
far in the night, in my own writing pit

Nice job!
Nigel

Posted 2 Months Ago


The idea of writing a poem for the writers cafe members did strike me though the content would not be the same. The rhyme scheme at certain areas felt a bit force fit but the overall idea is spot on.. keep writing

Posted 2 Months Ago


Love it, really love the rhyme. Great poem.

Posted 3 Months Ago


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Zoe
Wow, what a lovely tribute! You seem no less than a poet. Loved it!

Posted 3 Months Ago


this is really good. i love your style of writing and the flow of the poem...awesome job!

Posted 3 Months Ago



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