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Rhyme and Reason

Updated on February 12, 2015

Rhyme and Reason Vol 2

This is a small paperback book with a collection of around 250 poems by a company called Poetry Press - Pittsburg, Texas
This is a small paperback book with a collection of around 250 poems by a company called Poetry Press - Pittsburg, Texas

Poetry Contest

Back in the day before my daughter was born, (she is in college now) I wrote a series of short stories for magazines, greeting cards and entered myself in a few poetry contest. None of this made me a fortune. After she was born, I gave up on my writing. Now I’m back on the social network scene hoping someone will read some of my writing.

Getting back on track I entered a contest three separate times for a small publishing company (which I don’t think exist anymore) called Poetry Press. With all three contests that I had entered, they sent me a letter. In this letter is stated that several thousand people participated and they chose the best of the writings. They congratulated me that my poem would be published in their book.

The contest offered cash prizes to the top ten that they picked. Sadly, I wasn’t in the top ten in any of the three books. But I had the privilege of being published and offered a copy. Somewhere I have packed away the other two books. This one I found the other day. It is has a collection of around 250 poets in a book called, “Rhyme and Reason” and I hope you enjoy my poem.

Freedom's Wings

Freedom flew outside my darken place

Glided wings with elegance and grace;

Freedom’s presence seduced my soul

Made existence easier to let go.

My hands reached out toward the stars

Only to touch…icy could steel bars.

And a wall of concrete separates us.

With only time, I will adjust.

Till then, I will wait to fly

On freedom’s wings up high.

By Sandy Mertens

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Everyone Has a Poem

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Poems and How to Write Them

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    • Sandyspider profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thanks, travel_man1971 and everyone else too.

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      Ireno Alcala 

      8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Loved your poem. It's short but a very meaningful one.

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      9 years ago from New York, NY

      I love the way you have this all laid out! I too have a daughter in college. . you roped me right in from that very first line :))))

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish MS 

      9 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      Thanks for sharing your poetry, Sandy. It makes me want to write poetry again - it's been a long time. Thumbs Up!

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      Maria Teresa Rodriguez - Laurente 

      9 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

      This is beautiful my friend Sandyspider. Keep on.

    • bethd821 profile image


      9 years ago

      Nice hub, Sandy. I always enjoy your writing.

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      Holle Abee 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Enjoyed this. I especially like your rhyme scheme.

    • Coolmon2009 profile image


      9 years ago from Texas, USA

      I Enjoyed reading your hub


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