Two Halfs To A Whole

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Two Halfs To A Whole

Post by bags123 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:20 am

Two Halfs To A Whole

A poet's only half as good
If all his work's not understood
By everyone who may have read
A verse by him from where it spread
On napkins, bags, or paper plates
Epitomizing works of late...
All destined to be thrown away
Unsculpted thoughts, unmolded clay

Disposed of by the other half
That treds a more pragmatic path
Where poets rarely intervene
They're nearly never, ever, seen
But those disposed reside within
Somewhere beneath their cynics skin
Appearing when the mood is right
And pragmatism's taken flight.
I prefer to keep an open mind,....but not so much that my brains fall out.- Carl Sagan
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Re: Two Halfs To A Whole

Post by LadySaturn » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:41 pm

Wow... Sometimes Bagsy you hit one right out of the park... I mean Wow.. :shock: :shock:

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Re: Two Halfs To A Whole

Post by bags123 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:21 am

Thanks LS,...I'm trying to improve my batting average. :mrgreen:
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Re: Two Halfs To A Whole

Post by DarleneG » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:54 am

Two halfs of a brain make a whole. It's as if you've seen inside a poet's soul! A great poem, bags :thumbsup:
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Re: Two Halfs To A Whole

Post by bags123 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:14 am

DarleneG wrote:Two halfs of a brain make a whole. It's as if you've seen inside a poet's soul! A great poem, bags :thumbsup:
What a great comment. Thanks Darlene. :hello:
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Re: Two Halfs To A Whole

Post by nekot » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:36 am

Another added to my favorite list.

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Re: Two Halfs To A Whole

Post by bags123 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:21 am

Thanks Carol. Hope things are going the right direction in the daily struggles. Whatever they may be. :hello:
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Re: Two Halfs To A Whole

Post by nekot » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:53 pm

bags123 wrote:Thanks Carol. Hope things are going the right direction in the daily struggles. Whatever they may be. :hello:
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Thanks Bags! Same backatcha!

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Re: Two Halfs To A Whole

Post by JukotoxKanashimi » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:55 am

it's interesting to read a poet now after having read 7 years back.....and hmmm, nope, still don't understand.

i jest! or do i?

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Re: Two Halfs To A Whole

Post by bags123 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:50 am

JukotoxKanashimi wrote:it's interesting to read a poet now after having read 7 years back.....and hmmm, nope, still don't understand.

i jest! or do i?
Glad I can still be mysterious Juko. Nice to see you back around. :hello:
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Re: Two Halfs To A Whole

Post by poeticpiers reborn » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:08 am

the sum of the parts is greater than the whole perhaps

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Re: Two Halfs To A Whole

Post by bags123 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:37 am

Perhaps. :mrgreen: :cheers:
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Re: Two Halfs To A Whole

Post by audiofool » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:27 am

Good poem, bags.

Pardon me if
I fail to understand
I don't make sense (sometimes)
just demands.

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