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Clear and complex

Its not premeditated
It can be accumulated
But not made up of air
Sometime it comes when I’m not even aware
It may be an image, a feeling, or an event
That I must put on paper and then accent
It’s a spirit within me begging to come out
It’s a seed I plant ready to sprout
Its written on any small piece of paper I may encounter
There resting in a pile on the counter
Then rearranged and transferred to my screen
It’s a state of mind, a place where I may dream
Writing for me is a vital part of my everyday
Poetry is my vision, utilized in how I look, see and play
Won’t you come with me on a lyric journey of life 
Where the rivers flow and the drums beat with the fife 


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  1. Date: 2/20/2010 1:29:00 PM
    Well done! I liked the last two lines

  1. Date: 2/1/2010 3:01:00 PM
    Wonderful write here, Laura!! Do I have your day/month of birth? Would like to add you to my cake calendar ... smile ... and if I've already asked, well I didn't write it down ... LOL ... senility is setting in ...

  1. Date: 1/23/2010 3:06:00 PM
    Great poem and its amazing how it truly does just pop into your head

  1. Date: 1/22/2010 7:58:00 PM
    Absolutely brilliant poetry. Clear and complex, yes I agree. Great Work Laura. Best Wishes Always, Bill

  1. Date: 1/22/2010 8:02:00 AM
    Just lovely and so true of so many of us! Light & love

  1. Date: 1/21/2010 6:04:00 AM
    Laura, thank you so much for the kindest sentiments on my latest poem. My heart was touched so dearly, it almost brought tears to my eyes. Thank you, thank you, thank you! God bless you.---Milt

  1. Date: 1/19/2010 10:22:00 AM
    Excellent description of your source of poetic inspiration, Laura. It is, indeed, a "spirit" that I find difficult to define. But you have succeeded! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/17/2010 1:28:00 PM
    Just wanted to say thankxxx Laura for having a great contest Winter's Adornment and enjoyed submitting my entry though not a winner .. I had fun writing it... looking forward to your next contest... I am currently serving on Jury Duty so have been off the Soup for almost two weeks..playing catch up today before going back to trial this week... talk soon... blessings with luv.. Linda-Marie

  1. Date: 1/17/2010 7:25:00 AM
    well written and explained. i think I know where you are coming from to be sure. -robert

  1. Date: 1/16/2010 2:32:00 PM
    I'm the same way! Sometimes I'll wake up in the earliest of hours with poetry on my mind. When I have the precise words etched in my skull, I'll jump out of bed and go to my computer! I've jotted down poetry on napkins, paper towels, envelopes. You name it, I've done it! I can truly relate to this poetic masterpiece! Keep writing!---Milt

  1. Date: 1/16/2010 2:04:00 PM
    Thank you so much for the entry! Light & Love