Poetic Dan

We are all Jack

Let all emotions out on stage, let the centre hide no frame

For each that enters what's to retain no name

It was all but for the glory of an endless game

To know we was a part of what can never be explained

The meaning and purpose of it all being here in the first place.


  • Teddy.15

    Dear Dan, a powerful poem with an equally powerful title. We should only ever be our true selves.

    • Poetic Dan

      Lol a friend gave me the title last night with chatting as I sent the pic and she says she was Jack, obviously my reply was aren't we all!
      Today is a going to be a good day.....o love that tune thanks alot will now add it to this post!

    • yellowrose

      I really like it on here ! Nice writing , Dan 🙂

      • Poetic Dan

        Thank you kindly my friend, here or there can be a big place. We just can't stay in one spot though or we may fade without a trace!

        But you my friend are around even on the rain days!
        Always appreciate your time
        Keep up the shine

        Ps thanks for the inspiration on the first bit lol

      • orchidee

        A fine write Dan.

        • Poetic Dan

          Thank you for sir, have a good day!
          Always appreciated

        • orchidee

          Oops, I looked this up. Some possible link to John Thomas, then, woof, Fido, my imaginary moral watch-dog barked, and said it will be too much for me! lol.
          Too Much Info to say more of J.T.

          • Poetic Dan

            Maybe you need to live on the edge a little, it can be fun...sometimes!

          • Goldfinch60

            We should all be ourselves Dan and try and always improve to what we see will be good for us and for others in our life.

            • Poetic Dan

              Always agree with you my man!
              Have a good day 😉

            • L. B. Mek

              that last line underlines and anchors it all: brilliantly,
              not just todays write my friend
              but close to everything I've ever read from you!
              thanks for sharing, dear Poet

              • Poetic Dan

                Ha ha, dito my friend! Always a pleasure to connect with souls that chime. Really appreciate your support, keep being you!

              • Doggerel Dave

                We're here because we're here, Dan - there's not much more we can know.

                I feel that is the essence of your poem, Dan - do correct me if you feel I'm wrong.

                • Poetic Dan

                  Well others do say different and I can sometimes listen but mostly I guess so.

                  It's all down to the individual

                  Always appreciated
                  Much peace and respect

                • dusk arising

                  The second line throws me completely, or is there a typo in there?
                  Yep, my experience of literally being on stage was initially a bit of fright, followed by an act i polished and finally, just letting myself be me. But life is a stage. You, yes you Dan, choose just how you want the world to see you and there are loads of choices. Here's a couple. A working person content to be a part of a family unit nuturing a young child and enjoying their work. Or. All of the above but with a chip on his shoulder that he's reluctant to cast off for fear of becoming a nobody... which is clearly something he definitely shouldn't have to fear.

                  • Poetic Dan

                    Definitely a chip and slower than I'd like maybe it will be polished away!
                    We are a part of it all...

                    As for the second line did you mean. "For each that enters what's to retain no name"

                    I think all the spelling is correct... it was not to label the emotion, just let each one have a moment in the spotlight.

                    Always appreciate your time my friend
                    Have a great weekend

                    • dusk arising

                      OK m8, sorry for thinking it might be a typo, i just didn't get it. Happens in poetry all the time, i'm sure some of the stuff i post goes way over some peoples heads. Some times i get hardly any comments yet lots have stopped by read my words according to the number of 'views' shown. Mind you, i do get weird sometimes lol.

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