There will always

be the critics

waiting to criticize

and put me down

for this or that

saying I failed

no one wants

to publish me


and yet I sit

here unfazed

by all of that

with an open beer

and a sore arm

and it doesn’t 

really occur to me
that I’m a failure


as I continue

to write poetry

in spite of

all the odds 

against me which

I supposedly

can’t overcome.


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Overcome those suckers. You are poet! :) slc



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they are abundant but we are

they are abundant but we are armed with verse