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Freeing Up My Mind

Connie Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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Freeing Up My Mind

So many words competing.
Floating around in my brain.
Jumbled word of nonsense.
Waiting to be ascertained.

Unscrambling words unsought.
Emotions not yet explained.
Words need to be released.
Feelings I can no longer retain.

Writing my thoughts into verses.
Freeing me from mental fatigue.
Provoking responses in others.
Penning tales of intrigue.

Writing is the essence of my soul
Conveying my manifestations,
From drama to laughter, even tears.
Bringing me total satisfaction.


01/08/2013

For Russell Sivey's contest, "Poetry About Poetry"

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  1. Date: 1/21/2013 7:23:00 AM
    Congratulations on your top win my dear Connie! love/hugs, Leonora

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/21/2013 12:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Leonora for your congratulations. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 7:16:00 PM
    Wonderful write !! Congrats on your win !!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/21/2013 12:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank your Debra for your congratulations and stopping by. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 7:07:00 PM
    congrats :-) SKAT

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/21/2013 12:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Skat for stopping by and your congrats. Warm Smiles Always, Connie
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 2:57:00 PM
    Congratulations! A well deserved first place!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/20/2013 5:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sharon for your congrats comment. Like most of us are brains are jumbled with too many nonsense words not yet understood. Warm, Smiles, Always, Connie
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 1:38:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win, Connie. You have captured the spirit of writing very well. Love, Su

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/20/2013 5:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Suzette many of us have felt like this, I just wrote down the jumbled nonsense of words. Thank you for your congrats on this poem. Warm Smiles Always, Connie
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 12:31:00 PM
    this is just wonderful...congratulations on your top spot...love,Deb

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/20/2013 5:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Deb thank you for your congratulations. I only wrote what most of us has felt at times. Trying to make sense of jumbled words floating around in our minds. Warm Smiles Always, Connie.
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 11:40:00 AM
    Very nice, Connie! Congratulations on your win in Russell's contest! Ruben.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/20/2013 5:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ruben on your congratulations. I happy you liked it. Warm Smiles, Always, Connie
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 11:33:00 AM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/20/2013 5:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Debbie thanks for your congrats. I wrote what most of us has felt at times with jumbled words of too many not quite making any sense. Warm Smiles Always, Connie
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 10:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on your tops spot Connie luv , hope you feel better soon xx

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/20/2013 5:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mandy for your congrats. I only wrote what most of us has felt at times, too many jumbled words not making any sense, but driving us crazy until we can write them down to make some kind of sense. I'm getting my staples out of my neck tomorrow. 19 ouches, like bee stings it seems. Warm Smiles Always, Connie
  1. Date: 1/13/2013 1:27:00 AM
    I like this Connie! Freeing up your mind - that is the essence of poetry; to ask, to answer, to state, to inform- all that wrapped up in the need to just exhale. Very well penned!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/13/2013 3:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Vicky for your beautiful comment. I normally read everyone who reads one of mine, but just having surgery is making my,mind dumb with pain meds. So please excuse me for not commenting on one of yours. Give me a few days, Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 8:03:00 AM
    this is wonderful Connie,, and i relate to every word...amazing poem...

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/13/2013 3:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Harru for your comment. But please excuse me for not commenting on one of yours. I just had surgery and with pain meds I'm not thinking clear. Warm Smiles, Connie.
  1. Date: 1/11/2013 10:59:00 AM
    yes this is good Connie xx

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/11/2013 11:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Mandy for your comment. I started these words a while back, just never finished it. I wanted to finish it before I went into the hospital. I'm home now and mending. PS and I will recoup together. Must where this neck brace for two months. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/8/2013 6:48:00 PM
    Yes, we poets must express ourselves. Good poem - JH

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/10/2013 5:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your comment and stopping by JH. Warm Smiles