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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Featuring the poetry of John Yamrus

………………………………………………………………………………

the

sad
thing…

the
wonderful

thing…

the
glorious

thing…

is

i
don’t think
i’ll ever be able
to finish this poem.
……………………………………………………..

if

you
want
your poems

to
be
real...

live them.

don't
write
them.
………………………………………………



even if

the
poems
get ignored,

the
work
gets done.

your
life

is
saved.
……………………………………..
please,

don’t
tell me
           
you,
or she,
or him, or it

is an
old soul.

it’s
a cry
for attention,

and
i just
don’t need it.

instead,
show me
something new.

sit down
at the typer,
slit your wrists
and let your old soul

bleed all over the page.
…………………………………………………………………………….

the only thing

dumber
than a writer,

is
someone
who admits
to being a writer.

i am
5 foot 7,

63
years old.

and i
love dogs.

i am
not dumb,

and
i admit

nothing.

………………………………………………

the streets

are
dark,

and
it's not

only
the night.



bio: Since 1970 John Yamrus has published 2 novels and 22 volumes of poetry.  He has also had nearly 1,700 poems published in magazines around the world.  His work is currently being taught in numerous colleges and universities, and been translated into several languages, including French, Spanish, Swedish, Italian, Japanese and Romanian.  His latest book of poems is Alchemy, which can be found on amazon and is also available thru his publisher, Epic Rites Press, at http://www.epicrites.org/ .  More information about John and his writing can be found on his website at http://www.johnyamrus.com/index.html