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    March is National Poetry Month
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    Caprice_WebMD_Staff posted:
    What say you all
    To answering my call?
    Words are for sharing
    For fun and for caring



    I have NO doubt you all could do better than that, so I hope you'll join in, whether it's whimsical or serious, I'd love to hear from you.
    You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
    ~Christopher Robin to Pooh
     
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    lovely_lemon_tree responded:
    Oooh, you dare to ask the English Writing major to share her poetry?

    You'll be sorry, Caprice *cackle cackle cackle*!!

    (No, really, I'll see that I do post some of my better stuff here. It's just going to have to take a back seat to things that need to get done first.)
     
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    DOGDANCING_TCOS replied to lovely_lemon_tree's response:
    think I will change things up and go find some non-trigger poetry to share.
    I'm not really a psychopath, I just play one on the internet.
     
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    DOGDANCING_TCOS replied to DOGDANCING_TCOS's response:
    LOL okay here is a Paja original! my first published poem ever!

    Prepare to be amazed at my skill and writing talent:

    Aminals playing

    The big dog and a cat eat kake
    A little box kote the cat
    A man kote the dog
    The horse eats grass and the rat eats cheeze
    and the girls cat peeped at the mouse

    (Kote = caught)

    I am 6 years old and in second grade. Year is 1972...and my spelling is still as bad as it is today heehee.
    I'm not really a psychopath, I just play one on the internet.
     
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    TheSullenGirl responded:
    Today we find a tomorrow
    It is not in our sorrow
    But in the times
    We saw the signs
    That life truly does gets better
    And although we sometimes get bitter
    We can wash away the taste
    Afterwards putting a smile on our face

    All because today we find a tomorrow
    We know it in the depths of our own marrow
    Another day will find the horizon
    And in that we our interwoven



    3-7-12
     
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    jankearney123 replied to TheSullenGirl's response:
    i'm a poet and
    didn't know it


    i used to spend since age 10 aprox. till a few years ago writting tons of poetry................i'll see if there's something later i can contribute
     
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    Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to DOGDANCING_TCOS's response:
    Love it, Paja! And the 'kote' is charming.
    You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
    ~Christopher Robin to Pooh
     
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    Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to TheSullenGirl's response:
    I love that, TheSullenGirl, "Today we find a tomorrow".
    You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
    ~Christopher Robin to Pooh
     
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    Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to jankearney123's response:
    I'm looking forward to yours, LLT and Fran!
    You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
    ~Christopher Robin to Pooh
     
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    lovely_lemon_tree replied to Caprice_WebMD_Staff's response:
    I'll be doggonned. I can't find my poetry folder!! I guess a couple from my handwritten stuff will have to suffice. I'll add a little background as needed for each one.

    "Nocturne" was written the night after I found out a good friend's death. She was elderly but vibrant, and I knew it was her time to go.

    "Nocturne"
    For Wanda

    The pale vernal night
    is as long as the day
    And the songbird's melody
    echoes through the dew
    Familiar pair -- nightsounds
    an insomnia
    I mourn for your spirit

    The heavy breeze wafts
    the curtains
    A passing aura grazes my skin
    And I glimpse
    your ethereal journey
    to Eden

    And when the breath passes
    and the drapes still
    The first vestiges of light
    in the east break
    So the shadows turn to dawn
    I sleep.

    "Cat in the Moonlight" was a poem about my dear Kitty, who lived with us for about 7 years. This was written for her the first spring we were in Kansas.

    Cat in the Moonlight

    She sits,
    poised,
    tail curved around her pale white paws
    casting a shadow
    illusion

    green eyes sharp
    sniffing the air
    in the soft spring dark
    ready to creep
    silently


    with her sole
    lunar companion
    illuminating
    her path [br>

    This poem, "The Price of Vanilla," was written when I first started to feel the downward spiral. And this was also my national prize-winner.
    [br> The Price of Vanilla

    Ironic how peonies smell so good
    on a moist midsummer morning
    despite growing in a rusting railroad yard
    or behind decrepit buildings
    between low-income houses
    underneath heating oil tanks

    I am the single pink petal melting
    crucified
    on the black asphalt










    I can go on and on... and I have my share of triggering stuff. But I think I will spare you, for the most part, from my mystical yearnings and mournful feelings. If anyone wants more, say so.




     
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    TheSullenGirl replied to lovely_lemon_tree's response:
    Beautiful work LLT.

    You have a wonderful gift! Your imagery is powerful.
     
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    jankearney123 replied to TheSullenGirl's response:
    Very good use of the english language and i could really understand where you were. captivating. Very nice indeed!


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