Poetry and Me by Don Matthews

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Poetry to me’s

About pulling emotions

Sad, happy, angry

Concocting life potions

Sometimes the potion’s

Concocted with sad

Draws at the heartstrings

(We’re not all iron-clad)

Sometimes the potion’s

Concocted with fun

Blues and dark shadows

Get scared off, and run

Then there’s the potion

That pulls anger out

Extreme emotions

The writer’s about

Doesn’t matter the emotion

A potion brings, hosts

It’s how you deal with it

That matters the most


Don is an Australian writer who focuses on humour.  He runs the ‘Flippant, Comic, and Serious’ website.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Don has captured the attention and heart of every writer with his honesty. Writing is so much more than just stringing words together. It’s a feeling that needs to be liberated. Writing springs joy, it gives wings to dreams, it loosens inhibitions, it vanquishes fears. May words be our friends and support forever.
    Congratulations Don!


  2. Thankyou Terveen. And yes, ‘It’s a feeling that needs to be liberated.’

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  3. haoyando says:

    Wow, what a creative presentation of poetry. Love this. It is so refreshing. There are so many different ways of doing one thing that it is incredible. This is just telling us to be more flexible, resourceful. Our mind should not be stuck in one form only or limited forms.

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