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A Poet's Why

Updated on January 3, 2014
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"Many people hear voices when no-one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up on rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing."

~ Meg Chittenden

Am I not

Alive with wanting


Dead but nearly haunting

Blank slate

Hindered thoughts

Tis my fate

A mind that rots

Wasted words

My voice does sigh



A Poet's why.

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    LastRoseofSummer2 3 years ago from Arizona

    You certainly hit the nail on the head with this one!

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    arb 5 years ago from oregon

    Well, what can I say. A thirsty traveler who stopped to drink and left remembering where he drank. When I return, I will stop again and drink from here. There is just something in your water.

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    cherriquinn 5 years ago from UK. England. Newcastle upon Tyne

    I love your poetry! free verse is so liberating.I look forward to reading more of your work

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    Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

    How refreshing to read a poet's words which do not cloy or show contrivance, but simply flow! I must read more of your obviously fascinating writings and adventurous life!

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    ziyena 5 years ago from Southern Colorado


    Great insight ... that would have worked perfectly, but alas ... it wasn't my thought.


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    ziyena 5 years ago from Southern Colorado

    My favorite line too. Thank you


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    ziyena 5 years ago from Southern Colorado


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    diogenes 5 years ago

    I would have liked, "My voice a sigh." But there is no right way, only this way and that way.

    Another thoughtful and beseeching poem.


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    Senoritaa 5 years ago

    Hardly dead but nearly haunting! Brilliant. Was attracted to this by the quote, and am glad I was.

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    cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

    Very nice.

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    ziyena 5 years ago from Southern Colorado


    I agree with you but unfortunately Hubpages doesn't ... lol

    Anyway, I like to my poetry simple. The impact is immediate, and one's mind does not get boggled down with flourishing words that take away from the heart of the matter.

    Thanks so much for your input.

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    EmersonRugburn 5 years ago from AlaFreakingBama

    Love this! That first stanza was so dark and ominous. I love short sweet and to the point poetry. Minimal - less is more, more or less.

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