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November 25, 2016

A Poem for You

(This poem is for You, it’ll only take a minute
You’ll know it’s not mine ’cause there’s lots of rhymes in it

And it doesn’t ‘need’ to be profound,
Your poem, yours to use, just a part of your very own sound):

This, then, is My poem, my gift
Just a tiny perfect fraction of the life I’ve lived…

My poem, then, but one glittering shard
A dazzling spark from a life made of many such fascinating parts…

My poem, then, this lovely gift and present
May remain the same as when presented

Or be amended, addended and/or suitably edited
To properly reflect this particular, complexly beautiful existence before it’s ended…
[cont. please!]

Or superseded by a later poem or similarly artful work that I judge
To be a better reflection or recollection of all this fudge.

So, then, I dedicate this, My poem, to You
To do with whatever you choose to do

Just as I did with this, my gift from that wonderful man
My friend/lover/partner/brother/in-law/relative/neighbour/fellow poet/member/worker/human soul etc. etc.
[Delete or amend as appropriate]

JPF Goodman


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  1. Anonymous permalink

    Just one month before Christmas, and right on the black friday, you know how to sell yourself fellow!


    • I hope you’re right, but fear that you are wrong. I should by now be inundated by correct responses to this gift, which clearly states that its purpose is to give people a starting point for writing poetry of their own. What about you, anonymous? Will you be delighting me with anything other than sarky comments? Have you filled in the gaps with your own beautiful thoughts? Believe me, if I did know how to ‘sell myself’ I would. Otherwise, have a lovely Christmas etc etc.


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