You hear about them quite often

Those people who help people,

Help people with habits,

Help them conquer them.

Alcoholics anonymous is famous

To help the addicts

Of the demon drink.

Then there is Gamblers anonymous

Helping people to keep their money.

Narcotics anonymous tries to stop

To stop people’s lives being ruined,

Ruined  by drugs.

But has occurred to me

Whether there is a PA,

Poets Anonymous,

To help stop writing words,

These words that flow from me

So consistently.

Not that it matters,

It does not harm me,

Or others,

Unless poetry

Is just not for them.



  • kevin browne

    It certainly is for you. Don't ever stop writing because you are a bar of writing gold. Keep hols of your treasure and take care of those people who you write about. A touching piece.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Kevin for you most kind words, nothing will stop me writing.

    • Heartwriter

      Some folks just do not understand the need for writing. While others just can't stop. You my friend keep feeding your addiction of words. I love to read them!

      • Goldfinch60

        My addiction to words is so wonderful to be able to share with you all. Thank you Kat.

      • orchidee

        Well, I'm a 'watchdog', not anonymous, if any 'naughty' people don't tick poems as 18+, if they should be! Got a terrible loud bark, and might bite too! Down, Rover! Woof!

      • orchidee

        Good word there too - anony-wotist! I'm still trying to say all those 's' words - shirts, socks, etc from another poem.

        • Goldfinch60

          Anonywotsit is good Orchi. I am working on a poem for you ready for a poetry meeting that I am going to called acrostic day and you will be amazed at the word I am going use.

          • orchidee

            Not that hippo...sequest…. summat long word? Look out of the Q, X, and Z too!

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          • Laura


            The only thing that harms is the self serving malicious critic with unconstructive criticism who thinks that their s*** doesn’t stink!

            Write on my MPS friend...
            you’re one of the best!


            • Goldfinch60

              Very true Laura, those type of people destroyed another site that Ochidee and I were on.
              I will not stop my writing Laura.

              • Laura

                Please never do because I do enjoy your writings and their musical accompaniments such as “Anonymosity” accompanied by Patsy Cline’s “Crazy”!

              • Lorna

                Oh please Andy don't go and sit in a therapy group and eat donuts and drink coffee and try to cure yourself....... or we'll ALL have to go and I don't want to.

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                ANDY ~ First let me thank you for showcasing the UNIQUE PATSY CLINE born 1932 ~ died 1963 aged just 30 (Plane Crash). A unique voice and her recording of Willy Nelson's CRAZY is one of the greatest recordings by any female Country Music Star. The pathos in her voice always makes me CRY !
                I understand your poem ~ You are not against AA ~ GA ~ CA etc because these habits do ruin Society as a whole and many many individuals ! I support PROLIFE which is Anti-Abortion and Christians Against which is Anti-Dept ! But I deplore POETS ANONYMOUS who would seek to cure POETS of their MUSE ~ we would all die of deprivation. However I would support and GROUP that was ANTI-MODERN POETRY ~ Amen Thanks for caring & Sharing BRIAN & ANGELA

                • Goldfinch60

                  You are right, Patsy Cline IS a great Country singer, I have many of her recordings.

                  This was just a bit of fun, somebody very close to me is a member of AA and at the moment is 19 months free of drink. We were chatting the other day and it just came to me that there could be a Poets Anonymous as a bit of fun.
                  I do not decry modern poetry as there are some great works out there, it is the same with me as music I listen to all types and both with poetry and music there are only two types; that which you like; and that which you don't.

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