BIRDS OF A FEATHER

poets are a different breed

we see the world askew
for words we use
and thoughts we choose
appear to us as new

but these old adages carry weight,
and have for many years
and how a poet expresses them
can bring one full to tears

we all have come to fill the world
with poems, prose and rhymes
even if the words we choose
were used a million times

ideas can take a different slant
with every twist and turn
to see from new perspectives
surely gives us much to learn

so we come here nearly every day
to stoke poetic fires
to share with all our where-with-all
and profess our heart’s desires

flock together poets all
whether plain or pretty
take this prompt and have a ball
and write your little ditty

birds of a feather; poets en mass
joined in this community
writing beauty from within
to give our purpose unity

So if you have a way with words
and aren’t afraid to show it
join our ilk and speak your heart
and you just may be a poet

(C) Walter J. Wojtanik

dVerse Poets Pub – Tuesday Poetics: Community

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31 thoughts on “BIRDS OF A FEATHER

  1. Bravo. This rollocks (i’m not even sure that’s a word but hey…poets right?) along and spreads poetic joy in it’s wake.Fabulous answer to this evening’s prompt. You sir are most welcome in this community.

    1. I’d have hated him too, but he had a right to express as we all do, and I like to read dVerse as diverse, and that’s what we are. I don’t write a lot of political poetry, but I also defend a poet’s right to do it. Each to his/her own taste!

  2. Glenn Buttkus

    Hear, hear–cheer, cheer– & damn rights, as a dVerse community poet, for damn sure–I ain’t afraid of no words !!

  3. Excellent write and I agree. To be a part of this community is such a positive experience.
    Everyone is cordial patient and I learn from each and everyone who contributes. You are right – a different breed, indeed!

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