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I DID NOT CHOOSE TO BE A POET/I WAS CHOSEN

Updated on June 1, 2011
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CHOSEN

Chosen

I admire Novelist and  Essayist

However, I am a Poet

I didn't choose this Path

It chose me

And I can not change what I am or what I was meant to be

I am a Poet

I found this fact out by accident

There I sat a young girl in my pre-teens

And I had questions

Questions that I wanted to ask God

Like, Why am I here?

Why was I born?

And, Where are you when I am sad?

So, I wrote Poems to God

Expecting an answer and as I grew older

And hopefully more mature

I found my answer

I was born to be a Poet

To ask questions other men dare to answer

It doesn't matter if others think this is insignificant

Because I will never write the Great American Novel

Or be  the most celebrated Playwright,

They could only be Mistresses in my world.

My first love is Poetry

The rhythm, the way words flow through my mind

And bounce off my heart

I did not choose my fate, It chose me

And I cannot run or hide my face

It calls out to me through every emotion life brings

It bangs at my door, when I refuse to think

It calls to me from the great beyond, "pick up your pen"

It hounds me and stalks me in the middle of the night

And I always give in, to its seduction

It is the call of the wild in my soul and mind

And there is no running away or deserting my fate

I did not choose to be a Poet

I was chosen!

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    • Michael Adams1959 profile image

      Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      AMEN! It is so good to know what we were chosen for.

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      Honorablewoman 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks Michael Adams1959 Appreciate the comments.

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      AMEN! Honorablewoman! Keep writing, it blesses me! Voted-Up! I am your FAN!

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      C-Bless 5 years ago from Canada

      What you said about your fate finding you spoke to me because I'm currently working on a hub about finding your purpose which starts in the formative years. You have that thing that "lights you up" so keep on keeping on. I really enjoyed reading your poem. Thank you for sharing...

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      Honorablewoman 5 years ago from Georgia

      C-Bless, Thank You SO Much! I appreciate the encouragement.

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      Micky Dee 5 years ago

      Keep listening to your beautiful "self". You're being attentive. You care. God bless!

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      Honorablewoman 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thank You and God Bless.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      A great poem and here's to many more.

      I vote this one up all the way.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Forrest Decker 5 years ago from Ocala, Florida

      Beautiful Poem. God is speaking thruo your heart. May God Bless you and your writting.

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