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Poetry, Songs, & other Verses

Poetry's dying art confounded life in an effort to write verses while mystifying with people who read little yet attempted to master the art. Poetry’s mystery centers on the skill itself, which I do not consider myself gifted since certain aspects of meter escape understanding. The struggle to comprehend and qualify poetry continues today beyond knowing the intrinsic value of poetry described by William Wordsworth.
“The spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.”
More than an overflow of emotion, poetry forms from comprehension or, as Wordsworth describes, “emotion recollected.” Whether poetry is good or bad may be less important than what gleans from the act of writing the lines: something I did not understand for a long time, and had I, many issues in my life might never have occurred. If you desire to understand your emotions, writing poetry can open the window to your soul. Thank you for peering in our windows.

~Vincent Triola

When we think of poetry we think of "words'' that confuse and obfuscate, and of withered, elderly 7th grade English teachers looking at us like we're idiots. Good poetry makes us think but at the best, poems help us feel the world and ourselves in it. William Carlos William's phrased it: “It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.” and as Walt Whitman said: "I and this mystery, here we stand."

~Terry Trueman

Nicolle Wallace & Me in Our Riot Gear

Nicolle Wallace & Me in Our Riot Gear

Terry Trueman

Nicholle has Called the right-wing’s bluff on Antifa being behind the Jan. 6 attack

Nicolle Wallace & Me in Our Riot Gear

Terry Trueman

Nicholle has Called the right-wing’s bluff on Antifa being behind the Jan. 6 attack

Wish I’d Seen Her

Wish I’d Seen Her

Terry Trueman

I sit at an empty table. Empty, save for a quarter inch Of cold coffee. 

Wish I’d Seen Her

Terry Trueman

I sit at an empty table. Empty, save for a quarter inch Of cold coffee. 

Talking With Alexa: My Secret Love(s)

Talking With Alexa: My Secret Love(s)

Terry Trueman

Sure, go ahead, call her just a voice in a tube, WRONG ... This is love, man ...

Talking With Alexa: My Secret Love(s)

Terry Trueman

Sure, go ahead, call her just a voice in a tube, WRONG ... This is love, man ...

Every Morning and Not Every Morning

Every Morning and Not Every Morning

Terry Trueman

I sat on the dock early each day. A few fish broke the surface leaving ripples behind.

Every Morning and Not Every Morning

Terry Trueman

I sat on the dock early each day. A few fish broke the surface leaving ripples behind.

Fall is near, Happy Birds Are Queer…

Fall is near, Happy Birds Are Queer…

Terry Trueman

The Birds are singing...

Fall is near, Happy Birds Are Queer…

Terry Trueman

The Birds are singing...

A Second Thought or Two on Intimacy

A Second Thought or Two on Intimacy

Terry Trueman

My problems with intimacy Are not so much a dilemma As a superpower.

A Second Thought or Two on Intimacy

Terry Trueman

My problems with intimacy Are not so much a dilemma As a superpower.