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I was told to write

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I was told to write

I was told to write 
But i didn't know what to say.
All i did was sit there,
all darn day.

My thoughts were all jumbled, 
they made no since at all. 
My teacher told us to write.
I said " i will be here until nightfall. 

She told me to open my heart
to explore, search, and find, 
that one thing that would make me write. 
By now i had that one thing in mind. 

So i sat there and wrote all hour. 
I never missed a beat. 
By the time my story was done 
I knew that we would meet.
Soon but not soon enough
did my dreams finally come true. 
And i can't wait for that day. 
When i get to be with you. 

Forever is a long time they say. 
But don't they know. 
You can spend for ever with a person, 
and there will be things about them that you don't know.
How i wish for that day to come. 
Hoping i will be with you. 
I will stand by you forever,
knowing my dreams have come true.
So, i sat there and i looked at my paper, 
looked at my teacher and said with all my might. 
I should have never listened to myself, 
when I said I couldn't write.

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 10:23:00 AM
    Thank you everyone that has posted on my poem. i really appreciate the comments.

  1. Date: 10/4/2012 4:04:00 AM
    Sweet, romantic, pure!

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    Date: 10/23/2012 10:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 12:12:00 PM
    Tessa, excellent poem out of all that whitespace, keep it up! Congratulations on your win. :) Sheri

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 5:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "Get it together" contest Tessa. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/29/2012 12:39:00 AM
    Tessa, congratulations with your wonderful and well deserved win after expression your thoughts for the ~~India Arie - "Get it together" ~ Contest... It was nice hosting this contest for "Hughes, William" from the soup. Take care~ XOX ~PD

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 11:04:00 PM
    love the humor!

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 7:50:00 PM
    Great Poetry you do write!!

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 6:28:00 PM
    Yes you can. Great write Tessa! Can't wait to see more.