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Cyndi MacMillan is a well-rounded writer who embraces many genres and forms. Her work has been published in local newspapers and has won contests. She enjoys reading literary journals, and she is actively pursuing publication within their glossy covers.

Verse is both magnetic and kinetic. She attempts - madly- to give equal attention to her poetry, short stories, and a novel-in-progress, the Trim of Wicks.  Regardless of genre, she focuses on language. One word has the power to repel or pull. She never forgets the reader and does her best to make their ride interesting.

Poetry soup is a good forum which enables people from around the world to share poetry. It has some great resources and provides a nice space for friends to meet.

Cyndi lives in a small town in Ontario with her husband, young daughter and far too many books.

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(H)OURS --- my "I don't know" poem cause, lol, I really don't know. Thoughts?


Blog Posted:3/14/2013 7:49:00 PM




It’s 10

She spins on her futon, dreaming
arms spread,  fingers         fishfishfishing  for me      


but I’m not                             there


those legs are at 5 and 7    tw    tw    twitching


She’s been asleep since 8
But will awake at 11
then again at

    2


My daughter

              3

                  moving

                         clockwise,

                                following

                                       her future,
           
                                             punctually, soon she’ll be


                                            4


                                                attending class,

                                                     raise your hand,

                                                          trace the letter, do it better
                                                
                                                                  Miss, recess, bell,

                                                                      Sweetheart, don’t slam the     door
                       

                                                                                                         9

                                                                                      will come up suddenly
                                                                                      leave me missing

                                                                         6
                                                              tooth fairy,
                                                  sleep overs, yes, sure
       no no                       why,    please, just a few more,
                make believe,                              four leaf clovers...

                                                                                               ... then at

                                                                                                                     12

                                                                                            after an argument
                                                                                   about friends, stupid rules
                                                                                          she’ll yell, I hate you
                                                                                       that I’m too calculating
                                                                                                          old, cruel

But tonight
I am the wanted

    1


and so I hold her close
sooth a brow
kiss her frown, sweetly we spoon
then wisely I'll dismiss the knowing moon








*I really don't know what to call this... is there a form called weird experimental? LOL. I am not sure if this communicates what I see/feel... all comments welcome! FIRE IN THE HOLE! LOL! I usually don't enjoy this kind of .... free fall poetry... but I had this in me. Should I just keep this to myself? Is it too strange?
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  1. Date: 3/18/2013 6:51:00 PM
    I shall promptly inform PS that they are required by law to post a new form named the above and if not, I'm confident there will be some sort of severe penalty (although I haven't the slightest idea what) We'll start from there. Then there's the magazines...

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  1. Date: 3/16/2013 4:11:00 PM
    This is really good, Cindy! I love the way you did it. Very clever. Love, Kim

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  1. Date: 3/16/2013 6:07:00 AM
    I do think its a shape poem...and its a beautiful love poem for that..beautiful.

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  1. Date: 3/15/2013 9:08:00 PM
    So? : )

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/15/2013 10:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks chum! PS- I think its great that the pope is from Argentina. Perhaps it will bring more attention to the country, a better understanding and insight into its people. Then again, lol, I'm a dreamer/idealist... hopeless and hopeful :D
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/15/2013 10:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So, 1) I think I'll leave it up, may try this again, explore as I wish and I may blog about free style poets, past and present, and the vast style of free styling. 2) I will write a swan poem! I can see the swan, not intentional, but will do one. So... lol...thank you!
  1. Date: 3/15/2013 5:24:00 PM
    Oh! i see the swan too! how lovely! I think you could call this a shape poem, or free verse. love and hugs, Catie :) PS~ that little sweetie sleeping half on and half off the bed is adorable! :)

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  1. Date: 3/15/2013 8:38:00 AM
    The creative form stands alone....(something new...perhaps one could call this form "Free Fall". What a sweet and loving poem, Cyndi!!

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  1. Date: 3/15/2013 6:15:00 AM
    cyndi, you can never be too strange! strange is interesting...I LOVE this because I'm very much into experimental poetry myself at the moment, bored with the same old same old, I just posted one last night and wasn't sure what to label it but I put it under free verse and I would also call this free verse...btw how did you manage to do the line spacing? when I tried to get mine as I wanted it I couldn't do it...

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  1. Date: 3/15/2013 4:04:00 AM
    I can see a swan too but i think David's hit it on the head.' Chive' there is nothing like the love a parent has for a beloved child xx

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  1. Date: 3/15/2013 2:06:00 AM
    Cyndi I think it's called chive =child love.....though it doesn't usually involve numbers.....

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  1. Date: 3/14/2013 9:41:00 PM
    DAMN--DARN--DARLIN--IT'S--LOVELY AND I GUESS--FREE VERSE-- BUT I've been there, but mostly it's called Cyndi and it's called parent and it's called ----------LOVE!

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 3/15/2013 2:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So I'm not misconstrued (above) I mean WOW--AWESOME--and nothing less!
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 3/14/2013 9:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HUGGS
  1. Date: 3/14/2013 8:04:00 PM
    I love it! It's a shape poem! I can see a lovely swan! : D !! "Free-hiccup-Verse" : )

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 3/15/2013 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That would be a great pick-up if she really meant a swan--we'll see
  1. Date: 3/14/2013 7:57:00 PM
    its sweet, and I would lable it free verse, but thats just me... its my go to form for anything that doesn't rhyme

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 3/14/2013 8:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's free verse, Cyndi!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/14/2013 8:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I was thinking of labeling it free verse, but sometimes I think free verse should have sub-categories. I was reading some beat poetry, which always makes me wanna try on a hat, if you know what I mean. Thanks for the comments, Francine! Hope spring comes soon! :)

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