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Unworthy Poetry

(It never ceases to amaze this poet that it is so often the poems which she considers not publishing at all, as too negative, petty or personal, for which her readers seem to be most grateful, and which have most value for them.

Her take-away from these experiences is that it helps our fellowmen and women much more than we know when we forsake both the vapidity of “polite conversation” and political contention, open up, and really share our struggles with one another)


Recorded Reading:


Unworthy Poetry

We try to bless our readers with the best
And brightest for which our minds ever reach
We try remind them to of visions bright
We try them ancient principles to teach

Eschewing both complacence and complaint
In favor affirmation’s glories of
We strive to write of all uplifting things
In life — of patience, selflessness and love

We strain ourselves, originality
And entertainment trusting aud’ience for,
To satisfy the need for beauty’s truth
Yet send them on their way still wanting more

But sometimes in the course of any life
Into discouragement we deep must fall
To write it out — the only working way
A poet knows to cope with it at all

In context of modern society
We tend at those times to embarrassed feel ~
Practice of ritual sobriety
Forbids discussions unpleasantly real

Yet notice, much to this poet’s surprise,
It happens over and over again
That, by humility, this exercise
Helps others ease their own personal pain

Though I may wish only to uplift bring
And for this cause put Muse unto the lash
She, better knowing of what we should sing
Rescues “unworthy” poems from the trash


Among us, poets are ill paid. In order to continue her work, this one currently lives in her minivan, on an income of a fraction of our nation’s poverty level. If her work has moved, enabled or uplifted you, your contribution to this effort may be made at:



Published by Ana Daksina

Read worldwide one million times, Ana Daksina is a Troubador of the coming age.

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