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What is a poet?

What is a poet?

I have poetic doubt
Please help me out
I don't feel like a poet
Should I speak different
I have dreams of not being alone
But yet to write, I need a aching soul
How do I find happiness?
When I seek the hopeless
Am I supposed to feel something
When I get called a poet?
I whisper to myself they're only words
But the people that read, love and hurt
I get embarrassed by this label
Does this make me unstable?
Every human has these feelings
If I write these, is it my weakness?
I had my time to be a childish fool
Family was my choice, so I grew
To write my stories and what's going on
Gives me a sense of pride of being strong
But I'll not accept this and I know it
This is why I don't feel like a poet
Am I that strange to embrace my pain
Or is it just me, I'm a weird old Wayne
Does success define who I am?
These words, I just live it
It's not enough, to be a poet
What is a poet?
Not me...

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Wayne Stubbs

Self doubt is the hardest emotion to defeat, it's strange after all these years, I found a place with the same passion as me,
thanks John 😊👍

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Gerard McGowan

It's just a label, many a poet were not called poets until they died, I am Gerard, I am something, I'm not sure, I am. You are you, Wayne if you want or poet if you want, but you are a cosmic being bringing heart and soul to this odd world. 

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Wayne Stubbs

Haha thanks very much Gerard, along with it being an odd world it's also weird and wonderful? There's always a bit of darkness in my light If that makes sense, 
thanks for your comment Gerard 😊

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sparrowsong

Hello Wayne...

Would you prefer Sir Wordsmith?

You're not a poet?

I am not a Poet?

Perhaps, I am more of a?

Umm...

I'm stuck...

Opinion Please?

☺

Great write!

Thank you for sharing...

Hugs...

sparrowsong

 

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Wayne Stubbs

🤣🤣 excellent comment sparrowsong, 👏👏👏
I'm stuck too... 😊💓

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Cherie Sumner Taylor

Hi Wayne....I was so insecure to share my poetry publicly on Cosmo.....I wrote for me....and did not now if what I wrote would go over well.....I think writing is something innate within us and we just have to express that which is unique to us as individuals...and that is what makes you a poet....No amount of self doubt will change that.....You have already been read and embraced...lol  Honest write....xo Love  n Hugs

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Wayne Stubbs

Thanks Cherie for your wonderful and supportive comment, believe me it's very much appreciated, thanks 😊💓

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Wayne Stubbs

Thanks for pin sparrowsong and John 😊

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ConflictedSoul42

I'm glad you told me to check this out, it's very well penned and relatable. Excellent poem 😊

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Wayne Stubbs

Thought you'd find it interesting, 
thank you, much appreciated 😊

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Tina

You are definitely a poet, Wayne!

Tina x

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Wayne Stubbs

I don't know about that Tina, honestly, my self doubt in what I write, or how I'm supposed to be to people or feel what people think about me is just a challenge within itself, this still feels so strange of how people speak nice words or praise what I write, I still struggle with what people say and what I believe, 
thanks so much Tina. 
I'm very happy to hear your words of praise and support 😊💓💓

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