63.1 poem to the line that never made it

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63.1 poem to the line that never made it

Billy Joe
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Joined: January 24th, 2010, 6:30 pm

June 9th, 2018, 10:29 pm #1

poem to the line that never made it

for whatever reason
whether not beautiful enough
or witty enough
or just plain sappy

maybe it was useless
didn't conjure any highs or lows
didn't look the reader in the eye
and tell it like it is
if only they could do that

maybe the poet forgot the line
spent the night trying to remember
now it was the line of all lines
the one he'd been waiting for
since he began writing
but aren’t they all

wherever they come from
because they are what they are
the poet laid them down 
like cards in a poker game

whether bluffing 
or a winning hand
it makes no difference 
to the reader
he's got his own hand
win or lose
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BobBradshaw
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Joined: January 8th, 2015, 3:05 pm

June 11th, 2018, 9:00 pm #2

The humor is good... my favorite lines:

didn't look the reader in the eye
and tell it like it is
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Billy Joe
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June 11th, 2018, 11:03 pm #3

Thanks for commenting Bob, these are pretty bad poems I've been writing, maybe 1 or 2 worth keeping. Thanks for picking out something good from this.
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