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Below is the poem entitled POETRY SAVED ME which was written by poet Nola Perez. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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If it hadn't been for poetry
what would I have done
with all those cliffs
I almost jumped off of--
with all the riffs
in the music of my life
I couldn't seem
to get enough of.
With all the passion
I imagined I couldn't
live without.  Poetry
was the place I passed up
the junctions I might
have chosen otherwise,
when Wise had nothing
to do with it.  You can 
be sure of it: Poetry
saved my life.

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  1. Date: 6/26/2012 12:28:00 PM
    Hi Nola so glad you found poetry waht a waste of talent if you had not brill this one will be back to read more soon, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 1:56:00 PM
    Happy for you - nicely poem. - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 10:08:00 PM
    gosh, Nola. it's been a while since I've caught a poem of yours on here. WOW. My first fave of the night.

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 9:56:00 PM
    AMEN!! This poem is HOT!

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 3:55:00 PM
    I like this, you know what you want to express and we as the reader feel this. x

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 3:01:00 PM
    you are saved,unleash Nola,great write

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 2:46:00 PM
    glad you found it! nicely expressed...