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This Is Who I Am

A broken vessel I used to be
drifting on an empty sea
taking part in a reckless life;
darkness that cut just like a knife.

Always though I was a fighter;
a soulful life in poetry writer.
When people failed me I turned to my pen;
wrote my heart on my sleeve again.

Along the way I learned to sing;
fashion crafts from lace and string
play guitar,bake bread and cook.
A little confidence is all it took.

Friends and family I hold dear
whether they be far or near.
Laughter is my closest friend
and love will shadow me till the end.

written by Deb Wilson

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  1. Date: 1/2/2014 9:13:00 PM
    A lovely poem.....congratulations on your win...

  1. Date: 12/25/2013 11:38:00 PM
    I love the plainness of yours and how you stated how you are so easily. Congrats. I really like this one.

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 6:14:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Happy Christmas Eve. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 12:22:00 AM
    Enjoyed your beautiful write on a portrait of a poet and congratulations on the win,Deb

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 9:28:00 PM
    I very much like who you are. Congratulations on an excellent win:

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 1:26:00 PM
    Congrats Deb on your fantastic win in the contest! That's a beautiful you and your wonderful work. Thank you so much for your participation, love you..G

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 5:46:00 PM
    Congratulations Deb....wish I had a piece of that bread!!!! Warm with butter.....ummmmm

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 7:31:00 PM
    May you live in the shadow of love when it rains, and come out to play in the sun when you can! :) Love your self portrait......and sounds as if you have learned to love your self at last! :) Good for you!!

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 6:40:00 PM
    Deb , :-) congratulations with your awesome "SELF PORTRAIT" poem. Take Care ~ PD

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 10:07:00 AM
    a beautiful portrait of who you really are and i lke what i see... beautiful, vulnerable work!.. nice to read you again, deb!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 6:50:00 AM
    Deb; This a beautiful portrait of yourself. I love the second stanza. Have a nice day.... Lucilla

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 11:29:00 PM
    that was a very lovely job you did on your self portrait with words. I think frank will really enjoy this entry in his contest.