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by Kerowyn Rose

I admit fully to the possibility
that 85% of my poems are
written to catch your attention.
I imagine you searching my
name on the internet, stumbling
upon something I've written
or curiously looking for me
in the poetry section of a local
bookstore and finding my
chapbook there, your fingers
turning pages, eyes skimming
until you hit something that
simply resonates within you
and prompts you to email or call
with that question, "Hey, was
that about me?" so I can giggle,
blush and say, "Oh, everyone
asks me that about my poems.
It's mostly made up stuff based
a little on reality, here and there."
Except for you, it is always 85%
true... until I need to find a new
way to get your attention...

-- Jen


Posted on 09/02/2012
Copyright © 2023 Kerowyn Rose

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 09/03/12 at 06:47 PM

I wonder maybe if we read poetry because the poets, (like any of us here), have been haunted by the inescapable tyranny of time and morbidity; have suffered the pain of loss, and the more wearing, continuous pain of frustration and even failure; and have had moods of unlooked-for release and peace. We see it in ourselves and others. Enjoyed you thought provoking poem here. Thanks.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 09/26/16 at 02:36 PM


Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 12/09/19 at 09:46 PM

Although I write to please myself first, it's always with others in mind as well. Nice work Jen, and congrats on POTD!

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