Oftimes I Wonder

Oftimes I Wonder

A Poem by David O Whalen (O Haolin in Celtic)

My first poem in a few years is basically about if I still have poetry in me (assuming I ever did)

Oftimes wonder why poets
Pen the words they do
Is it for themselves alone
Or to be shared by me and you

Are they truly lonesome folk
Or just generous to extremes
Perhaps sharing or baring
Their hopes and their dreams

As for me. it’s pretty simple you see
Like most I wish for comments and replies
But most of all I wish to cause a bit of glee
A smile or a wee sparkle or e’en a tear to your eyes

It’s selfish I know…but I bask in the glow
That I feel when I touch someone’s mind
Be it lightly or mighty…be it quickly or slowly
Oftimes I wonder…is mine…touched in kind?

© 2022 David O Whalen (O Haolin in Celtic)

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Author's Note

David O Whalen  (O Haolin in Celtic)
My first poem after atwo year hiatus. Be Kind!

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Not selfish at all. To bring pleasure to others is the most noble motive. Much more to be emulated than those who seek literary glory above all.

Posted 2 Years Ago

And a wonderfully truthful poem at that. A great return to your art. Looking forward to more new work. Thank you for sharing David.

Posted 2 Years Ago

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Added on May 23, 2022
Last Updated on May 23, 2022


David O Whalen  (O Haolin in Celtic)
David O Whalen (O Haolin in Celtic)

Las Vegas, NV

Born in Kentucky, teen years in Loveland Ohio, old in age, young in mind, I'm not human, I don't believe in religion, love. faith or trust, I do believe in: lil' kids, ol' dogs, leprechauns, and water.. more..