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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And this is most great honor for all of us here. Your words describe our creativity and talents. Our desires and dreams. You should be our speaker on public form. well done.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Carol Cashes

2 Months Ago

I am humbled by those generous words. I have no problems with public speaking, but there are so man.. read more
WRITER-----------TYPEWRITER

2 Months Ago

I just want tried to say. This poem is really great. You celebrate us in very honor way.
I, too, have been learning as I go, it's nice to be able to learn by reading, when I first started, I was very self-conscious about my writing--now, I'm only semi-self-conscious--a fine poem, Carol!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Carol Cashes

2 Months Ago

Thanks for reading. It was my honor to write it for those who have encouraged me to try.
I love this! I've come across so many talented poets here at the Cafe, and they are all so generous with their support. :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


Carol Cashes

2 Months Ago

Yes, they are. I have been welcomed and encouraged to continue to write, in any genre I try my hand.. read more
aww....this is soo good.... beautiful.
i loved it...❤

Posted 2 Months Ago


Carol Cashes

2 Months Ago

I'm glad you enjoyed it. It was my pleasure to honor the phenomenal talent on this site.
I read, and I read again, then I leave the page... Then I come back, read again, then once more... Perhaps I need another read... It just feels GOOD to ingest this with my eye-holes... A poetess of immaculate form... Amazing wordplay, and succinct delivery of thought make this a classic in the making... A coming of "poet" story... Hah, loved it loved it loved it... Say your name with pride, never disdain, Miz Carol the Gray

Posted 2 Months Ago


Carol Cashes

2 Months Ago

Miz Carol the Gray! In more ways than one, honey, more ways than one.

I'm quite hono.. read more
Silente

2 Months Ago

Ahhh, Amongst all my silliness... I missed this response... The most important one of them all...! Y.. read more
how awesome is it to have this place? Friends, good times, amazing reads, and the sharing of ourselves.... add on another layer of seeing how you feel reflected back like this just deepens the connection and sends the positive energy, appreciation, admiration and love back out to us. Lovely writing and sentiment.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Carol Cashes

2 Months Ago

Thank you for reading it in the spirit and love with which it was written. I would never have guess.. read more
That was so much fun! thank you

Posted 2 Months Ago


Carol Cashes

2 Months Ago

I'm glad you had "fun". I was sweatin' bullets the afternoon I wrote this. I'm haven't written a po.. read more
Richard Layne

2 Months Ago

I'm glad i found it too. Lots of good people and great writing.
Chuckling here... welcome to our world.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Carol Cashes

2 Months Ago

I HATE feeling out of my depth, and when I first got here and began to read poetry, I felt a little .. read more
Chris

2 Months Ago

We "poets" are a strange bunch ...chuckling here
Thank you for writing this piece for us! I really enjoyed reading it! Thank you Carol! ^^

Posted 2 Months Ago


Carol Cashes

2 Months Ago

*bowing* No, Joey, THANK YOU!!
Joey Nizz

2 Months Ago

Hehe you are most welcome ^^
third stanza from the top and the third stanza up from the bottom are the strongest in the run. this was an homage of humble praises and wonderful energy. i laughed when i read it was going to be a story and it was set in iambic format, laughed as i read it for it's obvious wit, and i laughed trying to picture you stepping out of the writers pit and into the poetry corner of the room. carol, i am pleased to have read something with as much lightheartedness as this poem contains. you have made my day

Posted 2 Months Ago


Carol Cashes

2 Months Ago

I'm so glad you liked it. I would never have considered myself a poet until I joined this site, but.. read more

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Carol Cashes

Biloxi, MS



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