The  Poet

The Poet

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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Good to be the word man. Good for the heart and soul to release thoughts to paper and pen.

"
                        The Poet

Many moons ago in the city of Monterey, Ca
I create many friends at the many Poetry readings.
I would read three days a week in the evenings.
I led some and I was a reader/listener.
They honored me by calling me the Poet.
I believe the greatest honor is when someone who loved the word.
Honored you by calling you the street Poet.

I learn many lessons from the old and new writers.
Good words I hold close and I tried to live by.

There are many ways to live and many ways to die.

We can chose to laugh, dance and celebrate each new day or
swim in the sorrow of hide and see misery and self-pity.

The old man wisdom is to embrace the good days and survive the bad days.

All of us will find death one day. A slow death or fast death. We must decide?

The coffee house Poet and self prophet told the young writers. We will rise and
fall many times. You have more to gain than lose.

The words we use can gain value with time and living

Love/hate
Joy/sadness
kill/heal
Peace/war
Strong/weak
Begin/ending
Far/close
More/less
Words/silence

A million decisions to be made my kind friend.
We must be guided by ancient faces and places.
Unmask the false hope. Learn to live for what is true.

Life is to be lived. Sometime we must walk away from the past.
Find new places and friends and be born anew.

Live my friend. Death will come.
What truly matters is what we do in between life and death,

Better to had danced, sang and knew laughter than to had wished you did.

                                  Coyote/John Castellenas




© 2013 Coyote Poetry


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Coyote Poetry
I hope all my fellow writers and poets had great holiday. Thank you for reading. I do appreciate.

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Quite enriching poem. Thanks for conveying meaningful messages. Few things for me to consider from your poem are:

Life is to be lived. Sometime we must walk away from the past.
Find new places and friends and be born anew.

Live my friend. Death will come.
What truly matters is what we do in between life and death,

Better to had danced, sang and knew laughter than to had wished you did.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

7 Years Ago

Old age allow us to learn what truly is important. Thank you for reading and the comment.
Praveeta

7 Years Ago

You are welcome.



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Beautifully written poem... Enjoyed the reading process

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

7 Years Ago

Thank you for reading and the comment. I do appreciate.
Quite enriching poem. Thanks for conveying meaningful messages. Few things for me to consider from your poem are:

Life is to be lived. Sometime we must walk away from the past.
Find new places and friends and be born anew.

Live my friend. Death will come.
What truly matters is what we do in between life and death,

Better to had danced, sang and knew laughter than to had wished you did.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

7 Years Ago

Old age allow us to learn what truly is important. Thank you for reading and the comment.
Praveeta

7 Years Ago

You are welcome.
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Pax
Unmask the false hope. Learn to live for what is true.

~ Every times I reach such wisdom in your words, your always so inspiring my friend. Your past have shape you in a very good person, better than the past. I believed that your heart have seen many things, good and bad. With that you've learned your wisdom to put into words of your poetry. It must have been nice to hear you in your poetry reading session, I never had gone to one. I am more of a listener than a reader. Your ending is really good and I could never have said it better than you. Great job!

"Better to had danced, sang and knew laughter than to had wished you did."


Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

7 Years Ago

Thank you Pax. It is always good to be with other writers and poets who enjoy the word. No competiti.. read more
A wonderful poem, full of wise words, hope, wisdom and truth.
I enjoyed reading this.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

7 Years Ago

Thank you for reading and the comment. I do appreciate.
Black Cat Fever

7 Years Ago

You're very welcome.
Well done.... the pen stands silent for the moment..taking it all in...well done.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

7 Years Ago

Good words should motivate us to write and think. Thank you for reading and the comment.
I really liked your poem. I loved how you put in opposites. Thank you for writing this uplifting poem.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

7 Years Ago

Thank you for the positive comment. I do appreciate.
PoetryPenPal

7 Years Ago

Your welcome!
This is really a good write -- i like quite a few lines.

Hope you holiday was happy and a good one.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

7 Years Ago

Thank you Mimi. I hope you are enjoying the holidays.
Thank you for all your words and thought, John.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a splendid piece, CP.
Really we learn from experiences- our own and from others. You're experiences has made you a man of thoughts, and now you're here to share those things for the benefit of others.

"Better to had danced, sang and knew laughter than to had wished you did._---perfect and powerful ending. Indeed it's better you have tried something than to wish you did.

Thanks for the share.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

7 Years Ago

Thank you for reading and the comment. Getting older is forced wisdom.

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A Poet and writer who love to read and write. My pleasure is reading about the bad and good in a life. Also to honor the Poets/Writers of the past by reading their words. Remembe.. more..

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