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How Poetry Affected My Life

When I was fifteen Many years ago I was in a car accident Which left my right arm paralyzed I began to get so depressed I was below anyone’s imagination I was in pain Then I finally discovered something Poetry was in my blood I wrote and wrote and wrote Creating many therapeutic poems It saved my life And many occasions after that I wrote to save my heart And to keep it going Even after terrible break-ups And new beginnings I wrote about the sunrises And the sunsets I discovered I have a talent Of expressing myself Through poetic words I fell in love with poetry It became such an integral part of my life Not did I just have poetry But poetry had me I began to write for other people as well And saw how it impacted their lives I saw that I was actually good At writing So I continued for many years And I’m still Living in its light
Entered Michael J. Falotico's ""How Poetry has become You" contest" 3/4/2013

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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 7:32:00 PM
    Russell this is an amazing story and poem. Congrats on a deserving win...Donna

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 2:20:00 AM
    You love poetry as poetry love you so much my very dear friend Russell! You've such an amazing talent in writing! Keep up the good work my dear friend and I hope you incessantly share your precious gems/masterpieces to us! Have a blessed and grace-filled Holy Week/Easter Season to you and your love ones! love and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 8:51:00 PM
    Hi Russell, Congratulations in Michale's "How Poetry has become You" contest. This was fascinating. Take care and enjoy the up coming Easter Holiday. ~Always*LINDA

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 4:22:00 PM
    I believe every word Russ, and you have made great strides! Congrads on your verse winning! Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 3:13:00 PM
    yes poetry is good 4 me, the words i do surrender, and write about ,there is no doubt, sweet love that is so tender... good one Russell mate!

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 11:15:00 PM
    Awesome how you explained it out about your life and how poetry has helped you. I much enjoyed, Russell.

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 10:58:00 PM
    Oh this is beautiful. Poetry did something similar for me too. I can so well connect with this.