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Book Of Rhyme and Reason

    "I never travel without my diary, one should always have
     something sensational to read.......Oscar Wilde, 1891

                                                                                           April 10, 2011
      Dear Diary,

             Though some have suggested
             I lend my thoughts to you,
             writing in a diary
             was never my thing to do.

             It felt so strange to scribble 
             my thoughts, when I took the time,
             that is, until I realized
             that God gave me the gift of rhyme.

             Now it seems that all my thoughts
             have the same sounding ends,
             and since I've joined Poetry Soup,
             I'm making lots of poet friends!

             So, if you will indulge me,
             dear book of rhyme and reason,
             I'd like to write you a couplet or two
             or even a carpe diem!

                                                                                 Always your poet,
                                                                                           Ellen <3

                                      ~   ~   ~   ~   ~   ~   ~

              Contest:  The Diary
              Sponsor: ~~ A Rambling Poet ~~
              Poet:  Ellen Fahey

Copyright © Ellen Fahey

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  1. Date: 5/6/2011 9:59:00 PM
    Good write Ellen. I don't keep a diary but I do have volumes of notebooks. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Rockman (Randy)

  1. Date: 4/28/2011 11:18:00 PM
    nice having you here in the bowl of soup

  1. Date: 4/20/2011 1:25:00 PM
    enjoyed reading this very much, it was a creative piece of fine poetry. thank you for commenting on Sweet Erika.

  1. Date: 4/20/2011 1:17:00 PM
    my best congrats to you for this strikingly crisp piece, ellen... yes, with my migraine and your confusion, all is well now.. you are right about joyce and her title, lol!! i think we will be more normal tomorrow, whew!! keep on writing; love your syle! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 4/19/2011 1:17:00 AM
    Congrats Ellen on your win in this contest. Nice write.Love, Gautami

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 3:12:00 PM
    So light and endearing. Many congrats on your Win, dear Ellen. Lainie

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 1:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on the ninth place win in the contest, Ellen

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 12:35:00 PM
    I knew this would be a winner! Many congrats, Ellen : )

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 12:27:00 PM
    Congrats Ellen on your wonderful winning poem in The Diary contest.. first time I read this it had winner written all over it my friend.. perfection to enjoy ..

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 12:16:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win Ellen in Constance La France's contest "The Dairy". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 7:05:00 AM
    Thanks, Ellen : ) This is such a unique take on the contest - I love it

  1. Date: 4/17/2011 1:43:00 PM
    P.S. Just marked you as a favorite poet. :)

  1. Date: 4/17/2011 1:41:00 PM
    This poem had me smiling, Ellen. I see a lot of myself in it. :) I'll try to get some more learning activities up soon.

  1. Date: 4/17/2011 12:15:00 PM
    Perfection Ellen.. simply written but powerfully stated .. good luck in the contest.. luv the carpe diem .. I took four years of Latin in high school.... and brings back memories luv.. amazing lines ...happy Sunday ..luv..

  1. Date: 4/15/2011 7:38:00 AM
    great one! Loved it. (Soupmail)

  1. Date: 4/14/2011 10:01:00 AM
    Delightful, Ellen! There are times when I feel confined by thoughts that flow in rhyme. But we poets can't help thinking that way. This is a great entry for the diary contest -- definitely one of the best I've read. Wishing you success! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 11:35:00 PM
    short but sweet and lush, ellen... winning wishes to you! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 4/11/2011 10:35:00 PM
    ah, you did it so short and sweet. I really should try this one. I am so lazy!! Good luck in her contest. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 4/11/2011 6:05:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this one this eve..Reads like a winner to me..Good luck in the contest..I am glad that you joined us here to share your gift that is God given..Thanks for stopping by and reading my work and leaving such a kind review..Sara

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 5:58:00 PM
    beautiful jottings for the diary, Good Luck in the contest, Ellen