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A Reason To Write

I give voice to thoughts hidden from sight
expressing my inner self and soul.
Paper and pen do not judge what I write
though my secrets take their toll.

Expressing my inner self and soul
I write so I can hear my heart.
Though my secrets take their toll
an inward journey I did start.

I write so I can hear my heart
others can listen as they choose.
An inward journey I did start
myself to decipher I muse.

Others can listen as they choose
in inspirations shadow I write.
Myself to decipher I muse
learning to treasure what's brought to light.

In inspirations shadow I write
unlock my cage of hopes and dreams.
Learning to treasure what's brought to light
with my fears in full view it seems.

Unlock my cage of hopes and dreams.
Paper and pen do not judge what I write.
With my fears in full view it seems
I give voice to thoughts hidden from sight.

P.D's 'Anything Goes' Contest
9th place

Copyright © Emma Mantle

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  1. Date: 7/22/2011 1:29:00 AM
    now this is a true poet, i can connect with this. love it

  1. Date: 7/19/2011 8:27:00 AM
    My congratulations on this win in the contest of P.d., Emma

  1. Date: 7/19/2011 4:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s contest "Anything Goes" Emma. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/19/2011 4:41:00 AM
    Congrats Emma on a spectacular win with this splendid poetry luv..enjoy another sweet success..

  1. Date: 7/19/2011 12:07:00 AM
    congrats on your win Em, David

  1. Date: 7/18/2011 10:55:00 PM
    Superb pantoum here, Emma! Hey, you really covered the angles with regards to why we write. Congratulations on your win~!

  1. Date: 7/8/2011 6:34:00 PM
    This is wonderful verse. Very well thought out and presented. Really good rhythm, rhyme and cadence. Good job. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 4:38:00 AM
    Smooth and lyrical. You've handled the form well. A good write.

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 8:23:00 AM
    a beautiful poem. I think you chose the perfect form to convey your message. i hope you don't ever let anyone silence you.

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 11:26:00 AM
    A very interesting and new to me form of poetry. It took me a while to catch on. Mike

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 11:02:00 AM
    An interesting form and very well done. Thank you for your comments on my poem "Downsizing". It is a problem I have faced and have conquered. I'm staying put. Nice of you to comment. Love, Joyce