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Poetry To Me

Poetry to me
Jumbled words to entertain
Running round in circles
A holding pen within my brain

They dig a tunnel through the heart
Subliminal thoughts of metaphoric prose
An army of words bounds my hands
 I’m held hostage until I compose

Adjectives, verbs, and nouns with rhyme
Just words waiting on release
Anxiously they breakout
Risking capture by the word police

If they all stay in line
And don’t jump out of place
Their goal they’ll eventually reach
A smile upon reader’s face

Then upon subtle smile
The result of my words I see
That’s what it means
Poetry to me

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DanceOfThePoet'sPen

Guess you could say I'm a self taught poet. I started writing poetry as a means of dealing with the emotions of finding my Birthmother's obituary and grave site after searching for 10 years. I continued writing and over the course of the last 20 years I've become comfortable in how I write. You'll notice I tend to write a lot about nostalgia and old memories. Hey, when you round the corner of 60 years, you start thinking a lot about the past and where you've been. One of my subjects I write about is love, but I try to write of other things too. I've lived on the south shore of Massachusetts for all of my 64 years. But I love all of New England. Aside from writing poetry, I also love photography and have quite a collection of old antique cameras. Baseball, football, muscle cars and car shows are also some of my interests. Not too crazy about Winter. Spring & Summer are my favorite seasons. more…

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