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Sharing Poems

Updated on February 2, 2012

Why Not ?

I seen a local add about a writers group that meets the first Thursday of every month

I will just call for more info

So be it fate or chance I happened to pick the local paper up and read this yesterday

I happened to be off from work and I can go

But that was yesterday a whole day away

Then off to sleep and out of sight out of mind

The day went on and then a thought hit me

The writing group meets today

There is still time

So I called the local number and they are meeting at 6:00 to 8:00 and it is held at a local cafe

I checked it on my g..p.s. and it was only twenty minutes away

I could really do this

I have written things before but never read any of my writings infront of others

Then I thought if this is what I want to do

I better get use to doing it or give it up now

In the car I went with a few writings I like just printed out

Just in case I get to share my writings with writers

I heard of open mike nights but I have never seen one

This can be a learning experience

So I called first to see if the meeting was still on

It was and part of me was excited and the other part of me was a little nervous

So after getting there in good time I parked and went in

The place was crowded and maybe 15 people sitting and another 7 standing near

It was a small place and they had a speaker off to the side

I said o.k. lets see what this is all about

Soon the lady who organzed the group took my name

Then later she took the mike

She said there will be a successful writer coming here tonight to share some of her poems

Then when she is done those who want to read can

Because of such a good turn out we unfortuntely have to limit each person to 5 minutes

If longer she will give you the hook

Some of the people sitting down looked in their 60's

Another crowd of young high school students

What a mix

I was right in the middle of both groups

Soon the readings began and a few played instruments too

It was really cool everyone clapped before they got up and after

I guess they were regulars

A very interesting group

All writings were just a little bit different

Then my name was called

I did my reading on Love By Numbers

Since most of the writers before me kept with a Valentine theme

I decided to play it safe

I did my frst reading and when I was done they clapped

That was nice

After they finished the readings she thanked the owners for having us

People started to disperse

Until next time all the poets will return once again


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick Another good time and the list keeps growing almost as big as the bean stalk in Jack in the Bean Stalk.It is so nice to share and enjoy life as it comes.Thanx again.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      7 years ago from Great Britain

      I am happy that you did it. I don´t think the other people were being nice to the newbee. Your work is excellent. I am still flying the flag out of our window, because I think you were so brave.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick I was lucky tomatoes were too expensive so they didn't want to waste them.Maybe they were being nice to the newbee.Either way I survived and can live to talk about it.It is funny how your voice sounds different over a microphone.I was glad I did it and I did it on my own.Thanx for the visual.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      7 years ago from Great Britain

      WOW!!! You are brave. I could never stand up and read my own work. I imagine the squashed tomatoes come flying at me and all the booing. eeeeek. My worst nightmare (well almost worst)

      Well done you. I am totally impressed.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Deborah Brooks That sounds great.The cafe loved to have the people come in and maybe they might buy a little something to eat.Everyone was low key and had fun with it.I would love to hear how it turns out.Thanx so much.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      7 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      WOW..I love this idea. I am going to check in my area to see if this is going on. Or maybe I can organize it.. Thanks for posting this.


    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      raciniwa It was exciting to stand behind and read something you wrote.Everyone really appreciated everyone being there.What a good group.What a new group of friends I hope I will meet and try it again.Have you ever read anyone your writings?Thanx for caring.

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      7 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      oh, it must be a great experience for you...


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