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Poetry (A Spiritual Release)

In less than a year, hundreds of poems have poured out of me.
I thought I'd drown in my tears, but I began to swim in poetry.

When the ink touches the pad I'm so glad to feel the spiritual release.
I address the worry and stress which brings me emotional peace.

As the couplets formulate, I escape into a world that is all mine.
Like a bomb ready to detonate, I try and be an explosive Poetic Einstein!

My mind explores, opening unknown doors, which other's may find very bizarre.
Self-confessed, a poet possessed, and from the Heaven's came a fallen star.

A dent in the earth, A poet rebirth, and the speed of my pen will only increase.
So the poetry in me, emerges from obscurity, demanding my spiritual release!

*Written for Constance contest "What is my theme"
My theme is "Spiritual Strength" (which is in my poetry)

Copyright © Jimmy Anderson

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  1. Date: 6/5/2010 10:19:00 PM
    I love how you did your "assignment" JImmy. Clever and beautiful writing. congrats! luv, andrea

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 10:47:00 AM
    A wonderful poem Jimmy - loved it. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 6/1/2010 10:13:00 PM
    Jimmy, outstanding - I started writing poetry in prison and it has led me to a wonderful life full of love and compassion - God Bless, mj

  1. Date: 6/1/2010 11:52:00 AM
    Congrats Jimmy on your winning poem in Constance's contest with this wonderful write.. a masterpiece .. sorry to b e getting to u so late but I had eye surgery this morning and more next week so please forgive typos...till my eyes clear up... enjoy your big win..with luv.. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 5:15:00 AM
    btw, just one typo for the word "drawn"--I believe you meant "drown" :) hope this helps :)

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 5:13:00 AM
    I have to agree with Jared, that line about Einstein was pure genius, Jimmy! I can't help but smile as I read this, reading your poems showcases your talent really well and you've definitely grown as a writer--keeps these wonderful writes coming Jimmy & I'm sure this will do very well in the contest :)

  1. Date: 5/26/2010 10:04:00 AM
    Poetry is a great form of "spiritual release," Jimmy. There's a lot of insight in this heartfelt write. Terrific work! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/26/2010 9:17:00 AM
    "An explosive poetic Einstein""Self confessed, a poet possessed" EXCELLENT word play my friend.... WOW, this is a new fav man..... Good work.....:JP}

  1. Date: 5/26/2010 8:14:00 AM
    Excellent Couplet, JAM..just stopped by before I run off to school.. Amazing write Good luck in the contest...this is very good!....Much love, PB