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A Poem a Day

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A Poem a Day

A poem a day helps anchor me
So I don’t float away.
It adds some color to my mood
And chases off the gray.

There’s always time to jot some lines,
Though some days it’s a chore;
At times I have to wrack my brain
For subjects to explore.

But mostly, I’m a magnet and
The topics are like nails.
What I observe or hear provides
The fodder – never fails.

And if I’m stuck, some introspection
Seems to do the trick.
I’ll start to write and suddenly,
My thoughts and rhymes just click.

The saying says an apple should
Be eaten every day;
Instead, I choose to pen a poem
And put it on display.

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  1. Date: 5/6/2014 11:22:00 AM
    Ilene, , Congrats on your poem about poetry. always & forever -- Linda

  1. Date: 5/4/2014 4:28:00 PM
    Ilene, I love this fun and clever write.. I can relate is that is pretty much my plan.. One a day to keep stress away. And reading your work has made me smile today! Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 5/3/2014 1:34:00 PM
    This pretty much sums up the way my poetry is produced also. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/3/2014 9:48:00 AM
    Such a lovely poem Ilene! Poetry is the best medicine! congrats on your win. // paul

  1. Date: 5/3/2014 5:08:00 AM
    Brilliant write on poetry. Congrats on the win, IUlene

  1. Date: 5/3/2014 12:22:00 AM
    this SO well describes how you write, Dear. and this is a well deserved win. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 5/2/2014 11:52:00 PM
    great poem about a poem... Have a nice weekend.. LOVE.... ... SKAT

  1. Date: 5/2/2014 10:57:00 PM
    Yes true,,, Ilene here u make poetry a healthy habit ,,, an apple a day n a poem a day,,,keep docs away,,, congrats on great win!

  1. Date: 5/2/2014 10:45:00 PM
    I agree with you, Ilene. Reading and writing poetry can be very therapeutic. Great rhyme and a smooth word flow in this poem. Well done! Congrats on your win in my contest!

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 12:52:00 PM
    Ilene, I owe you a BIG Bear Hug and thanks for commenting on my poem "If You Had but One Last Poem to Pen." Glad you approved. It seems this one of yours is in the same genre but sadly for me I like yours best! This is REALLY a jewel and I'm happy to back in the Soup after a far too long absence. Thanks again and keep up the WONDERFUL writing! Cheerios, Terry

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 2:37:00 PM
    Too bad more comments are'nt posted on some of your poems. Their loss.

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 7:47:00 PM
    HOW DELIGHTFUL....I thought that you would make mention of that idiom..but as I went through the poem I though..Well, guess not and than BAM...you hit us with it in the end! LOVELY! LOVELY! LOVELY!