Newcomer Playin' Around
Author: Ben Laney


I am not an Edgar Allen Poe
And I don't wish to be a Longfellow
I let my imagination roam free and unbound
I'm just the newcomer playin' around

I do not mean to get you scared
With any of the poetry I've shared
I assure you that it is all done
In the spirit of having some poetic fun

Now, thank you for dropping in on me
to check out my crazy poetry
If you think I'm a little strange
Maybe it's because I'm slightly deranged!

------- Author's Notes -------

I originally posted this in the forum some time ago. Those who know me well will tell you it's true...I am a slightly deranged, but very lovable poetic madman. Haaa! Haaa! Haaaaaa!
Boats Full Of Oats, Ben


Comments on this poem/writing:

Terrie* ( -- Friday, October 29 2004, 11:53 pm

Ben, is that you ..behind those dark shades?.....

you are an amazing poet my friend...
i have heard you sing many times in person..and i know ya perhaps better than you do me..
and i wouldn't say ya were deranged..that would be putting it mildly heh..
lets just say your slightly different than most earthlings...strange yea.. a bit.. but i like strange...hahaha

i enjoyed this sweetie..keep me in tears of laughter...
Meridian ( -- Saturday, October 30 2004, 03:29 pm

This was neat

Hey Ben! Edgar and Longfellow are great poets! I at least one of their poems! You've got your own style which makes you known all over this poetic site! See, you're already famous my poet! Look at all the cameras flashin your way!

Great poem!
Smiley face,
Ben Laney ( -- Saturday, October 30 2004, 07:58 pm

Terrie*, Thanks for putting it mildly.....

Terrie*, Thanks for putting it mildly, you are very kind indeed. And thank you for your comment here, I really appreciate it. I am glad you enjoyed it, and I'm happy to hear that it brought tears of laughter. Laughing is a good thing!
Best Regards, Ben
Ben Laney ( -- Saturday, October 30 2004, 08:06 pm

Meridian, I am glad to be called your..

Meridian, I am glad to be called your poet. Thank you very much for your encouraging comment on this one. I am pleased to hear that you like my style, and really happy to know you enjoyed this writing!
Smiley Face at you, too!
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