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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: 4/25/2013 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.

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 1:43:00 AM

    The creative writing process is an interesting one. Ideas can come in a flash, and we rush to scribble them down, to be built upon later. Or, an entire poem can sometimes come bursting forth, like a volcano...especially poems of the free verse kind. This is a very poetic write, and one that I certainly identify with. Thanks for reading my poem, "Meet the Family" and for pointing me towards this fine poem of yours, Andrea. Kindest regards, Robert. (You have Soup-mail!)

  1. Date: 5/8/2011 5:44:00 AM

    Birth of your poems....wonderful....

  1. Date: 1/12/2011 9:26:00 AM

    This one is excellent.Goes to my Favs.That feeling of"....restless volcano that never long sleeps.."-Ido feel that-kashinath

  1. Date: 1/30/2010 10:02:00 AM

    Wonderful writing here, Andrea ... love the "fatherless but freed" .... reminds me of my beginnings on the planet ... LOL ... anyway, enough of me ... Congratulations on your win in Deborah's contest with this excellent write!!

  1. Date: 1/29/2010 1:14:00 AM

    I'm not surprised by your success in the contest, Andrea. Congratulations! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 8:42:00 PM

    Your "children "must be happy right now :) congrats on your win with this endearing piece, Andrea :) Eep almost lunch time here & i'm not yet done commenting---how do you do it??? ;)

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 6:22:00 PM

    yesss! congratulations Andrea! Cool poem for a really cool win! This is high praise for me....the word "cool" is the ultimate, Okay? :) Loved it then and love it now.-Robert

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 5:53:00 PM

    I was so sure when I first read this, it would be among the winners.....and indeed it is! Congratulations, Andrea. Your 'children" are many and they are all beautiful!! ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 4:19:00 PM

    Congrats Andrea on your winning poem in Debbie's contest... well deserved win for a wonderful unique write... luv.. your friend.. Linda-Marie.. SOUP MAIL REPLY ...

  1. Date: 1/19/2010 4:25:00 PM

    Unique definition to poetry! Congratulations on winning the conquest of satisfaction with words! I like it!

  1. Date: 1/17/2010 1:27:00 PM

    Great read thought it was terrific.Thanks so much for your very kind comments you leave on my poetry.I'll read again.Teresa

  1. Date: 1/17/2010 6:51:00 AM

    hi again--thanks btw for all your comments and greetings :) you definitely have to post more poems so I can comment on yours too ;) and congrats btw for all your wins, super happy for you!

  1. Date: 1/17/2010 6:50:00 AM

    really heart felt, and true nicely penned.

  1. Date: 1/17/2010 6:11:00 AM

    You sure are on a roll, Andrea! these contests sure are addictive, which reminds me, I have to eke out some entries myself (heheh missed out on a couple of contests :( ) Can you spare me a glass of your super creative juice? I really liked how you met up to the challenge here, and though I don't have children--I can somehow relate ;) this one goes to my faves :D looking forward to seeing more of your "children"!

  1. Date: 1/16/2010 9:00:00 PM

    This is so gooood. I love the comparrison to birth. Much the same, sometime an easy entry into the world and sometimes a long hard slog. great work. waiting for your rondeau. thanks for reading me. ..Margaret