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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

     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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