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I AM MORE

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I AM MORE

I am more than description
a smile and blue eyes
defined by the surface
where mask can hide lies

I am passionate lover
more than a poet
I've had to taste it 
before I ever wrote it

I am into moments 
more than minutes
chasing one's heart
not winning pennants

I am finding more 
in the least of these
random acts of kindness 
become dreams to seize 

I am learning to listen 
nature's whisper speaks
some things labeled progress 
in reality reek 

I am convinced that brilliance 
is found in less words
and that most of the experts 
are truly absurd  

I am a creative mind
imagination still runs wild
the world rushes to rote
and loses its inner child

I am drawn to the arts 
where emotion rules
where risk are taken 
wise are labeled fools

I am not competing
to pen a better play
but to treasure unique
go a different way

I am finding myself
where no mirror can go
connect to the Spirit
It's from within I grow!

Sponsor: FRANK H.
Contest Name: I AM
Form: Rhyme
Date: 4-18-14
Poet: Dave Wood

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  1. Date: 5/16/2014 10:50:00 AM
    Very well expressed Dave. You write much like I - less words so true ... Look forward to reading more.

  1. Date: 5/6/2014 12:20:00 PM
    Truly a great write. Makes to introspect and rethink over intention of writing.Caught the glimpses of sensitivity and sensibility together.

  1. Date: 5/1/2014 7:18:00 PM
    well done Dave, have placed this amongst my favourites, if this is the real you, it would seem you have found your inner self. So much more than just looking in the mirror......Seren

  1. Date: 4/28/2014 10:38:00 AM
    A wise write Dave, also a sincere one. I have seen several of these traits in your writings. You express yourself, without trying to copy or outdo others. I have no doubt that you live a serene life! //congrats on this win. // paul

  1. Date: 4/27/2014 11:15:00 PM
    you are spectacular and I do very much so enjoy reading your words. Grats on the win.

  1. Date: 4/27/2014 10:35:00 PM
    Really is it u ? wonderful Dave ! congrats on great win !

    Man Avatar Lyric Man
    Date: 4/27/2014 10:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes.. This is a collection of my values that make up who I am.
  1. Date: 4/27/2014 10:34:00 PM
    Wonderful write and congrats on the win in the contest I Am, Dave

  1. Date: 4/27/2014 3:26:00 PM
    Hi Dave, .. Congratulations, in Frank's contest.. XOX~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/19/2014 11:07:00 AM
    Great!! Love it, specially the second, the sixth, and the closing stanza. Best of luck in the contest, it's a winner! Ruben.

    Man Avatar Lyric Man
    Date: 4/20/2014 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ruben.. I love your sense of wit and wisdom, means much to get kudos from you my friend
  1. Date: 4/19/2014 7:28:00 AM
    Great work with ending thought that speaks truth..Enjoyed reading your work this morning..Thanks for the visit to my page..I haven't finished that one yet..Sara

    Man Avatar Lyric Man
    Date: 4/20/2014 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Sara, can you send me a note when you do?
  1. Date: 4/19/2014 6:41:00 AM
    Sounds like a bit of a resume, Dave Lol It's a beautiful piece, I believe there are several key points you have expressed here that I must throughly concur with. Great Write!

    Man Avatar Lyric Man
    Date: 4/20/2014 8:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yikes, don't say that Jerry.. The rules say, please no resumes ;)
  1. Date: 4/19/2014 6:36:00 AM
    I will fav this David, rating it would be offensive to it's nature, it speaks to the carefree spirit in me, the unruly woman who gets lost in the Woods, I often feel inadequate in the ways of the world, and this poem gave me an "Oka" signal to be just me, sending my love, have a Happy Easter, with all it's joyful trimmings, xxx

    Man Avatar Lyric Man
    Date: 4/19/2014 6:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Now you're going to make my day :)
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 10:29:00 PM
    My sentiments exactly Dave. We are kindred spirits. A beautiful inspirational poem.

    Man Avatar Lyric Man
    Date: 4/20/2014 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, I agree Connie!
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 10:09:00 PM
    I am convinced that brilliance is found in less words.......i liked this.

    Man Avatar Lyric Man
    Date: 4/20/2014 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ditto, my friend
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 9:31:00 PM
    A splendid write Dave...

    Man Avatar Lyric Man
    Date: 4/20/2014 8:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Joseph, your consistent support is a very wonderful encouragement
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 9:04:00 PM
    I like this Dave. You are wise...I love the thought about using less words and I too like to take the road less traveled....Tim

    Man Avatar Lyric Man
    Date: 4/20/2014 8:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Tim, your comments mean much because I'm chasing Depth not a Destination!
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 8:50:00 PM
    Oh I love this. Truly is a treasure!

    Harrell Avatar Toquyen Harrell
    Date: 4/20/2014 8:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lol, you got that right!
    Man Avatar Lyric Man
    Date: 4/20/2014 8:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    When TH is happy I'm happy :)