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My Poems Are Children To Me

My poems are conceived, not within the womb,
which long time now has been devoid of seed.
My poems are born from a need to be heard:
my thoughts, passions, sentiments and beliefs.

They start as fragments,
flecks of ash from my mind's abyss,
a restless volcano that never long sleeps.
The particles of ash collect and form together.
Feverishly I rush to absorb them all
as captured words on scribbled scraps of papers,
employing metaphor, play on word,
or sounds deliberately paced, and grace of rhythm.
I mold my poems meticulously to my image,
and then they emerge, fatherless but freed.

Each, my voice, shares her sisters' ways,
but unique, is cradled in the pages of my book,
where, satisfied with my labor, I can turn to them
and often look as a mother does on her infant babe.
Unlike, however, mortal children can do,
when I am through with them, they do not change,
and fully formed, they rarely disappoint.
As some have loved the fruit of my own flesh,
I hope they'll love my poem children too.

For Carol Sunshine Brown's WHO WHAT WHERE Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 4/11/2015 1:37:00 AM
    I love this.

  1. Date: 11/1/2014 9:30:00 PM
    I had already read this beautiful poem and faved it too. Just for the record I did not love the fruit of your own flesh but I still love your poem children too.

  1. Date: 10/15/2014 12:23:00 AM
    beautifully penned andrea as always dear friend excellent write

  1. Date: 10/13/2014 11:43:00 AM
    "Born from a need to be heard." Yes! The one line makes it for me. Congrats on the selection. LOve, daver

  1. Date: 10/13/2014 7:51:00 AM
    This is one of my favorites of your writes. As fine as any poem written. I am privileged to be able to add this to my list of favs.

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 7:08:00 AM
    Excellent take on this prompt Andrea. I always enjoy your babies. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 7:04:00 AM
    Well done, little mother.... You have some very lovely children..... Jake

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 8:19:00 PM
    Andrea, Congratulations in Carol's awesome "WHO WHAT WHERE" ~Goodnight~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 9:07:00 AM
    This Babe was mothered well and will be loved by all! RAY

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 8:25:00 AM
    nice analogy ....congrats on your win

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 5:10:00 AM
    And many more congratulations Andy. xx

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 9:17:00 PM
    Shared sentiments Andrea. Congratulations

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 5:52:00 PM
    Very interesting way of thinking of your poetry. Congratulations on your no. 1. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 4:19:00 PM
    Great reasons to write..Congrats on your wonderful win..Sara

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 1:55:00 PM
    Congratulations Andrea, love your persistence to remain so strong in your joy of writing. Amazing. Love Terry

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 9:21:00 AM
    Andrea, I love your little kiddies...Congrats!...again.

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 3:48:00 AM
    This is another great poem from you, my friend. I have decided to go through your archives and read all your old poems. I hope to do so soon You are such a rare talent Andrea. Do you publish your poems?

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 6:02:00 AM
    To my favourites, this is a classic if i ever saw one. this is IT.

  1. Date: 1/6/2012 1:13:00 AM
    the last two lines are a very big compliments to yourself, they sound yummy, sweet and also the second line makes me wonder about you, it's the question again - how much of you is in this? of course this is you, a part of you, a glimpse of your (soul) true self. but i have very personal questions i would love to ask.

  1. Date: 6/29/2011 11:26:00 AM
    I like this one very much....the way you have described birth of your poems.