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I retired from a nursing career to live a simple life in the country and write. I self
published my first book of poetry, The River of Liquid Dreams. Small presses published two more, In The Presence of Shadows, and Faith Like A Dandelion. I had the honor of having one of my poems recited in a documentary produced by the Canadian Institute on Child Health, The Healing Journey. I give poetry readings and judge performance poetry competitions.

                                   Monterey Sirak        



 




POSTAGE STILL DUE


Blog Posted:6/1/2013 6:45:00 AM
A writer is a dandelion, constantly growing, evolving, blowing words -pieces of themselves- into the wind like dandelion fluff, then starting over.

I only recently joined Poetry Soup and discovered a multitude of talented poets and contests that inspire me to grow and blow my fluff in new directions.

I started a new series of poetry written in prose form. These are short conversations, moments in time, that will fit on a postcard. Originally I was thinking 'Postcard Poetry', but I now wonder if it is actually 'Postscript Poetry', the words left unsaid at the end of a conversation, when a letter is mailed, when a relationship is severed. The title for the series 'Postage Still Due' was suggested by a poet friend of mine at my local free verse group.

I would appreciate and be so grateful for any and all critiques and comments as I post new entries to this series.

September 1968

To: Dappy (AKA Grandpa)

       Kenmar Road

       Reidland, Kentucky

I hitch the little cart to the pony you gave me.

Ride it up and down the pasture for hours until he tires.

Then I sit on the steps to wait for your battered black pickup truck

to come rumbling up the drive. Mom and Dad watch me with sad eyes.

They said heaven is too far away for you to visit. I don’t know about that.

Sometimes, just sometimes, I still feel your hug.



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  1. Date: 6/3/2013 12:21:00 AM
    This is charming, loved it .....Seren

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    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak Date: 6/5/2013 12:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh, thank you
  1. Date: 6/2/2013 7:27:00 PM
    If you're afraid of spiders then can you read my "Arachnophobia"? You can tell me more.

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  1. Date: 6/1/2013 2:52:00 PM
    I love this type of honest poem, which is why I love Carrie's writes here. Very special Monterey!

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    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak Date: 6/2/2013 6:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you. I actually find it easier to write about the things that matter to me.
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 12:59:00 PM
    So poignant. I love this child's faithful Spirit. So much relayed in just a few lines. I will look forward to reading more of these. SuZ

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    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak Date: 6/2/2013 6:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am glad you enjoyed this. Encouraging writers like you will keep me moving on this new path.
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 7:25:00 AM
    I enjoyed your write. I write funny Frou Frou poetry to make you laugh or smile. Try my 'Little Miss Poet and Spider'. I figure we all need some thing to smile about... some times...

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    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak Date: 6/1/2013 8:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I read your poem. Loved it. Made me laugh. I am scared of spiders and have acted that way. I once jumped from a couch to a counter across an open space, while pregnant, to get away from a spider. When I need to smile I'll be going to your poems. Thanks!

My Past Blog Posts

 
LETTERS TO POETS CONTEST JUDGED
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Romantic Gestures
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The Sound of Color Judged
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TO THE AMAZING PEOPLE AT POETRY SOUP
Date Posted: 7/27/2013 5:25:00 AM
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Date Posted: 6/1/2013 6:45:00 AM
IN SEARCH OF THE LOST SOCK
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My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
8/4/2014FINALITYFree verseloss,relationship,
7/28/2014DAISY PETALSFree verselove,
7/28/2014Life InterruptedFree verselife,
7/16/2014THE LETTERFree verseabsence,loneliness,
7/10/2014 WORDLESS MEMORIESFree versedevotion,loss,love,
6/6/2014AUTUMN'S APPROACHPantoumloss,
5/18/2014A LETTER TO SYLVIA PLATHFree verseinspiration,poets,
5/10/2014DELIVERANCE REVISITEDFree versewords,
5/5/2014MAKING BEDS IN A BURNING HOUSEFree versebrother,growth,life,
4/26/2014KALEIDOSCOPEFree verselife,loss,lost,
4/26/2014FREE VERSE CIRCUSFree versepoetry,poets,
4/13/2014COW TANKATankaanimal,friendship,
4/13/2014SPRING MORNING IN THE OZARKSFree versenature,spring,
4/11/2014WHERE HAVE ALL THE CHILDREN GONEFree versechildhood,children,life,
4/9/2014HANGING TOUGHFree versechildren,courage,life,
4/1/2014MY ODE TO THE NETHERLANDSDodoitsuimage,places,
3/17/2014ALMOSTFree versebaby,birth,loss,love,
3/16/2014OLD RATTY ROBEFree verseloss,love,mother,
3/16/2014A MATTER OF TASTEFree verseabuse,
3/11/2014NEGATIONImagismdevotion,life,
3/2/2014SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHTFree versebetrayal,loneliness,
3/2/2014THE WINDOWPANEImagismlove,
2/21/2014TEARSFree verselife,
2/13/2014PROMISESFree verselove,
2/13/2014A LOVE THAT WILL CROSS OVERCoupletlove,
123

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How to DieFree verseage,death,dream,
Dear Robert FrostFree versepoetry,poets,
BLESSINGSCoupletappreciation,
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