Sunday, July 16, 2017

A need for them to counter the scorn

                                                                                      Attribution: Fritz Geller-Grimm
Image: Opening Up to Counter (here)

11 of 12 given words:
see cream brutally face need 
scorn poet flee skin storm mask 

To see the cream of the talented souls
Brutally kissed off from a lofty perch
Scions of society bidding for a hold
A face-up was in the works to emerge

A need for them to counter the scorn
A poet not to flee but to stake a claim
By the skin of their teeth they rode the storm
Avoided putting any one of them to shame

A convenient tool to mask their efforts
That struggles were not seen as failures
Talented writers could progress in spurts
To showcase creations of their endeavors

Brenda's Sunday Whirl #308
Kerry's at Real Toad's -  the tuesday platform

13 comments:

  1. A need for them to counter the scorn
    A poet not to flee but to stake a claim

    I need for this too! Thanks for sharing, Hank.

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  2. Such depth and wisdom in this one, Hank!

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  3. I love "By the skin of their teeth they rode the storm."

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  4. A convenient tool to mask their efforts
    That struggles were not seen as failures
    Talented writers could progress in spurts
    To showcase products of their endeavours............I enjoyed your poem,Hank, especially your ultimate stanza

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  5. A poet not to flee but to stake a claim...oh my goodness these are such welcome and strong words. Digging in to take a stand...

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  6. This is a strong piece Hank with a deft use of the given words. The harder the road to success the better a person will be as they learn so much on the way.

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  7. The more one picks up along the way as they struggle to make it and appreciate it more.

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  8. Wonderful poem, and reads like a victory song. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Thanks for linking to Monday Writes this week
    And
    You can read
    My response to Mask

    much love...

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  10. May the world be sprinkled with talented writers...

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  11. A real deep piece... Great work!

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  12. always admire rhyme as I struggle with that!

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