Good morning! Today is my birthday which means I have survived yet another full orbit of Sol. Thank you for the comment on my recent effort. As to whether it is "finished?" I'm increasingly prone to let the various readers complete whatever thoughts may come to mind if not comments thereto. Poetry can easily become, "This is the song that never ends" if you're a Lambchop/Shari Lewis fan you'll understand the reference. Let's hope there are more and better poems from Lloyd in the future. Merry Christmas!
Thanks for the comment on Guinness. As a favor to my sister, I located and bought a case of the new Yuengling Hershey's chocolate Porter. I ended up keeping a couple six packs and gave three bottles to friends.
I like dark beers but usually those towards the Guinness Extra Stout or a strong double bock, bitter and around 8%. I also like the Dirty Bastard Scottish style Ale also around 8%, but I'd now have to drive 80 miles or so to find it.
The Yuengling Porter, even with the chocolate, is a bit too mild for me. I've found if I add a pour of bourbon it becomes more drinkable. ;) Cheers!
Hey I was glad to take the time to read it, my friend. It was an excellent piece and I totally understand what you mean, true art just flows out of you and it's hard to control. Sometimes we need someone on the outside looking in to give us the structure/criticism the piece needs to become truly great. I have had decent pieces that have turned to gold because of others' input. The format I restructured the piece with comes from my love of music, the spacing adds a bit more depth and pronounces the heavy hitters of the lines. Kind of like a beat. Badadada dadada dada... da! Anyways, keep churning out those thoughts/feelings, I love to read em!