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My name is Teri, I love to write and to be around writers of all kinds. Every day, I see evidence that each one of us is talented, is unique, is capable, and is full of endless potential. Albert Einstein said, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” When we are encouraged to express our personal ideas and observations, we come to believe that our thoughts are important, and we experience a learning process that is fascinating and perpetual. We become confident. We become curious. We eagerly explore. We discover worlds and we are often surprised.

  August 2022     1 year ago

Submitted Poems 2 total

Parenting #2

Dare you hold the weight of her
Whose feet don’t touch the ground.
Confine her, line her bed with myrrh
Throw petals all around.

She will never pass the test
Of scorching tar or frozen steel
If you dare to let her rest
Upon the...

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Scratches and Stones

We walk hand in hand. The sand
is full of stones. The slide
has no shine, no arc, no glide.
The trees have scratches, black and gray.
My girl wants to play, so we stay.

She is quick to find a stick. Then
down on the ground. She scratches
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How wonderful to have such a sharp, provocative tool for knowing yourself, for expressing your needs, for making a commitment to your desires.

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I know this guy!!! Although the smell makes me gag, I show him emotional neutrality in hopes of discouraging future behavior.

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The bonds between two people begin long before the physical act. I enjoyed the journey that this poem described. You have a wonderful sense of rhyme and cadence. I love the image: "Securely the roots surround the core, shattering masonry to build rapport..." 

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This poem is so powerful, both as a description and as a metaphor.

Mother: a word that carries such depth, such emotion, such strength, and yet so many intimate and secret meanings for each of us. In the panic before death, you call for the doctor and the nurse to save you; do you call for your mother to hold your hand while you continue on your journey? 

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I love how you describe how hope can live in the lowest moments of our souls. Your poem touches the intellect but then goes on to infiltrate emotion- that is its power.

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Your use of words is so unique and effective. Great poem!

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This poem breaks my heart - watching the battle with anorexia is horrific. I will join you in your wishes for a rebirthing, as sustenance somehow absorbs and saves.

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You have the courage to look in the mirror, and to return again and again. This maps your process of becoming "intimate' with your melancholy (not "intimidating" it - although this is a great Freudian slip - you are much too gentle to take that route...) 

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Your poem is written well, great rhymes and flow. How brave of you to step out, to step toward, to step away. You already have it all- sometimes it hurts.

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I felt that! You use your paintbrush well; your charred wings and your flowing colors of heaven are clear in my mind. Tell us more.

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A story that is a wish for us all - how wonderful to find such comfort and support. Your belief is beautiful.

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I love the flow of this poem and the way you present your optimism in the last lines. Support gives us strength and hope.

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You create an atmosphere of opposites, of paradox, which is how life seems to present itself. You ask essential questions. Your poem is painful yet beautifully written. Thanks for sharing.

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The metaphor of "ancient lace" stays with me. It is an image that has a vivid past, a sad present, and an inevitable future, all competing for attention even as I finish reading your poem and go into my day. It has made its impression, a true poet's work. 

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Your images are painful; my knees hurt from the burn, I particularly love this line: "stuffing hot coals in my mouth to feel the burn of your sadness." This is a wonderful poem, a lesson well won, congratulations! 

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