“Well, what is this site all about?” I can hear you ask. “Poems and ponderings? Why in the world would I want read mushy poetry?”
Okay, now I’m gonna tell YOU something! If you think you’re about to read “mushy” “lovey-dovey” poetry, well you are 98.6% wrong.. Oh, you will find some touching and loving words here, but hey, that is part of life and part of being a human being, it’s an emotion…And emotions run the gamut, and so does my poetry, and if you take the time to visit on a regular a basis, you will find that what I write is more of a story, (though usually in rhyming form) than the poetry that you may be used to reading. You will find poems about love sure, but you will find some about hate, about God and spirituality, veterans and war, life and death, including suicide,(obviously not my own) murder, nature and time, labor and management along with stories of heroes and heels. Oh, and did I mention humor, you will find quite a bit of that in my writings, if you visit regularly… And the list goes on and on. There are so many categories that I cannot mention them all in this introduction.
I do hope though, that I have piqued your curiosity enough, for you to take a look at what I have in store for you when you stop to visit here, @poemsandponderings.wordpress.com. I am looking forward to hearing from you as well, that is what the comment section is for, please do not hesitate to use it, that is how we bloggers gauge our success on what we are doing, and decide if it is worth the effort, and believe me it does take an effort to put your thoughts into words and then to share them with amazingly wonderful people like yourself, (a little rump swabbing goes a long way) who are of immense intellect and refinement.
Thank you so much for coming this far, I hope you will enjoy the journey!
*Aka Jack Downing… (among other aliases and sobriquet’s, as you will learn as we go along.)
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Poetry has not been a lifetime activity for me, I began writing a few years ago, as song lyrics [though, I have zero, zip, nil, nada, nothing, in the way of musical talent].
I just started writing, a friend of mine suggested poetry, and the rest, [as they say], is history.
I enjoy, the writing and the thought process involved, and when the final product is complete,[hah, it’s never complete, it’s simply good enough for now], the satisfaction of seeing it in print, brings some sense of accomplishment.
I am hoping to bring different emotions, to the reader, as my work, [it seems to me], has few, if any, corrals. So please read and enjoy, and by all means, don’t hesitate to comment.
Just so you know, poemsandponderings.wordpress.com, is not your grandma’s poetry. It is an eclectic collection of poems, interjections, reflections, recollections, and lyrics. Some are short, some are long (maybe too long), some are not poems at all. Please bear with me, if I publish something that offends you, please do not take it personally. That is why I call it eclectic, and I will most likely offend everyone eventually. Though that is not my goal, it just seems inevitable.
Good to see you at Mr. DaG’s site. I like your Good Shepherd Posts.
Thank you seeker, Mr. DaG provides the ideal forum for many types of artistic expression. I just write what comes to mind at any given time, although lately my muse has become a sporadic visitor. I hope that you will visit at least sporadically, as well. Thank you again for the thumbs up..
Sporadic is good so is surprises. I am the same way, Jake.
SURPRISE! Here is a question for you to ponder seeker.. is our sporadic, spontaneity a redundancy or an anomaly? lol
Okay, I’ll buy that.