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I Sat To Write A Poem

By: John Kaniecki

I sat to write a poem

Seeking searching

                             Masters before

Of years yore


Poems they are a shady lot

The worst of which soon forgot

The best perhaps eternal

“To be or not to be”

(Ah! Now you see!)


I was slumming with Bukowski

And soaring with Frost

And thus I came to see

Both thought Pound was lost


Slice a lemon how you will

Shall I make you think

                  Or give you a thrill

Poems a potent pill!

Poets they rarely get paid

But there is ample lemonade

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     John Kaniecki writes prose and poetry. His poetry has appeared in over one hundred outlets. John's poetry is always in a state of flux and he is always reading and learning. John hopes to bring his poetry into this new age and then some. He works as an assistant to a lawyer and also a peace activist and a minister in the Church of Christ.

     John has over a dozen books either published by small publishers or self-published. His poem “Tea With Joe Hill” won the Joe Hill Poetry Contest in 2012. 

     Please be sure to visit John Kaniecki's websites at and

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