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A Tell-Tale Bard

A Tell-Tale Bard

A sad tormented soul, one troubled bard
who struggled mightily with life and love.
Although his drinking made life rather hard
he yearned to quell the demons he wrote of.

 
With poisoned heart, he set about his task
to pen his poems on parchment’s weathered page.
While tipping up an alcoholic’s flask
he wrote to stem the sorrow and the rage.

 
But, life flies like a raven, black and sleek
to far-off shores where minstrel’s mystic woes
would offer him the words his heart would seek;
short stories that could curl a stout man’s toes.

 
One wonders while in death’s dark, wretched throes
the thoughts of one named Edgar Allan Poe.
 

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Deborah Evans

Hi  Dean  I  enjoyed reading all your works 
your second poem "Ecological Events of Epic Proportion"  put me in mind of 
Edgar Allen Poe, and then I read your third poem 
and it is about the man himself!
For me great writing I enjoyed the three 
Welcome To Cosmo 
Best Wishes 
Debs 
 

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Dean Kuch

Thank you very much, Deborah. That's very kind of you to say. I am happy to be here.
~Dean :)

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POETESSDARKLY

wow very well writ... I am totally enthralled by your talent

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Dean Kuch

As I am by yours, POETESSDARKLY.
Thanks so much for reading my work.
It's very much appreciated.
~Dean

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Cherie Sumner

Hi Dean...I love Poe!  It is so sad that his alcoholism took his life in the end, freezing in the snow...Such a prolific mind he had....usually dark and tormented feeling writes but brilliantly described....I remember reading "The Tale-Tell Heart" in high school and becoming obsessed to read his other works.. Great formatting and portrayal...I enjoyed.  Welcome to Cosmo! xo Cherie

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Dean Kuch

I studied Poe's work a great deal in college, Cherie. He is by far my favorite poet. As for stories, I'd have to give a slight nod to Stephen King there.
Thanks again for welcoming me here to Cosmo, and for reading my work.
I deeply appreciate it.
~DK

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Alexis Krysyna

Cheers Dean;
As I've known for a long time there are not many poets out there that can write as masterful as you in this poem shows no waiver away from that cognitive understanding.
-By the way, welcome aboard and good luck in all your future writings. CosmoFunnel.
I think you'll enjoy it here.
Take care and have a good one, my friend.
Alex,
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Dean Kuch

That's very thoughtful of you to say, Alex. I deeply appreciate that as well as the warm welcome.
Take care, buddy.
~Dean  :)

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Tina

I read one of your poems and liked it so much that I came to your page to read more, and was not disappointed. I love your writing. This one is another great poem. Congratulations on the nomination!

Tina x
 

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Dean Kuch

You're very kind, Tina. As a newcomer to the site, that's a BIG comfort. I'm still learning my way around the site; trying o figure out what I can do and what I cannot. It helps to ease the tension when you have kind members such as yourself giving you good feedback on your writing. Or caring to read it at all.
Thanks so much again,
~Dean  :)

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Tina

You are very welcome, Dean. I look forward to reading more of your work x

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Dean Kuch

Thanks again for giving my work a shot, ๔๒lคภкק๏гtгคเt.
I sincerely appreciate your thoughtful comments.
~Dean

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