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My Motivations in Poetry

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My Motivations in Poetry

My love of poetry started when I was still a five- year old child When my parents asked me to memorize verses and rhymes With all my feelings and actions, I recited my poems in front of a crowd Innocently receiving adulations but not a handful of dime The first piece I memorized was entitled, “Cradle Hymn” I was a small girl sent in a poem competition, so naïve When I’ve grown up , I realized it’s a song lyric with Christmas theme So, I sang it and started to develop my good voice quite a bit When I was a teenager, I memorized speech and declamation pieces My teacher sent me in a poem contest for a campaign against drug addiction I tried to deliver my piece like a candidate for a star award actress Acting like a drug addict teenage girl longing for parents’ love and attention As years went by, I turned out to be quite a flirty lady With puppy love and sweet crushes to some guys around me When one of them got me, so happy until I forgot all about reciting poetry Relationship went long but when we broke up, it created another life’s story All my heart brokenness has turned me out to be a poem writer I also wrote few poems for my family, dreams and for close friends’ requests My passion of poetry blazed and turned out to be greater When I found a writing spot, motivated and inspired by my friends-the great poets
Feb. 6, 2013 First Place Contest: Who What Where Judged: 4/23/2013 Sponsor: Poet Carol Sunshine Brown

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  1. Date: 5/17/2013 7:48:00 PM
    hello Leo, my poetry sis, I'm only stopping by to say hello. I haven't been able to comment much these past few days. However i managed both contest that were on hold. I've been having massive headaches, that come and go. and my daughter and i are debating what should we should do with the cat we adopted... I will be back tomorrow to read more of your poems. I'd seen your newest poem... I will come back tomorrow... always and forever... your #1 fan~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 8:24:00 PM
    Hello Sweetie, sis... happy to see you on the winning list :-) , Congratulations in Carol's awesome "WHO WHAT WHERE" ~Goodnight~ and lots and lots of hugs Linda

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 6:56:00 AM
    You are and always have been special...I knew that somehow...already....congratulations friend...

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 6:50:00 PM
    I really enjoyed the link you had with this pen of yours... Congrats on your deserving win~A.O

    Oyewole Avatar Abdulhafeez Oyewole
    Date: 4/23/2013 6:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I can atleast now tell a bit about you... Clerifying the word 'enjoyed'.
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 1:47:00 PM
    Congratulation for your win, in Who What Where No 1 win, loved reading your poem, so pure so innocent, and deep . Love Terry

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 12:46:00 PM
    I sooo love the flow of this poem!! Beautifully written!!

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 8:47:00 PM
    Touching story....Leonora..seems broken hearts often inspire the deepest felt poems...Donna

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 2:33:00 PM
    Leonora, this is MARVELOUS to read your story!! I had no idea all of this info about you!! It makes even more meaningful to me that journey that your poetry has carried you along!

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 10:33:00 AM
    You are born with talent Leonora!! - So glad you were encourages home and at school. - I started writing poetry in my youth, cute love poems .... lol - You are very clever Leonora. - This is truly a gem! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 10:18:00 AM
    This is an amazing write, one of complexity within the lines! I loved reading this delightful poem this afternoon! What a wondrous piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 4:35:00 AM
    May this love of poetry continue to grow stronger each day dear Leonora. Enjoyed reading your poem and thanks for stopping by.