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Blank White Paper

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Dream of the possibilities to create and the risks, it all starts with nothing


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Blank White Paper

Blank white paper
Infinite hope, endless promise 
An inspirational instrument

The artists canvas and lawmakers device
How an absent lover expresses love so precise

So much to say, I’m intimidated by its potential
Fearful to express my true self to you
Or to people exponential

Fear is a disease
A disease impeding me from being me 

Blank white paper
A horrifying shrill to action

Blank white paper
My call to create
Channel your optimism
Divorce your pessimism
Summon the courage, others will follow

Allow your new future to begin today
Reveal your dreams hidden by white ink on 
Blank white paper

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 3/22/2017 8:11:00 PM
It's like an empty stomach!
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Date: 2/22/2017 9:38:00 PM
Pure...Refreshing...Inspiring!??
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Date: 2/23/2017 7:29:00 AM
Thanks Tawny. I really appreciate the feedback. Anson
Date: 2/20/2017 10:07:00 PM
Dude...this poem is magestic. Reminds me of when I wrote song lyrics in my sketch book.
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Date: 2/23/2017 7:33:00 AM
Thanks brother Justin. I appreciate your inspiration.
Date: 2/20/2017 10:04:00 PM
Be it a pen, paint brush or lump of clay in my hand I can totally relate; yours is a great mantra to bellow at the canvas in question. Fear can be so crippling. Thank you for sharing this piece! Mo
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Date: 2/23/2017 7:37:00 AM
Mo - thanks for your comment. Seems like we've shared a similar sort of angst.
Date: 2/20/2017 8:35:00 AM
Anson: I've just enjoyed half a dozen of your works. I'm just a simple rhymer so much of it is like a cat in a well. Over my head. However: This piece called out my name. Thank you for sharing your work for all of us on the soup to enjoy. oldbuck
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Date: 2/23/2017 7:32:00 AM
Old Buck - I'm not trained as a writer. I write how I like to read. I probably break sacred poetry rules with consistency. Not something I stress over - just trying to create something interesting on the daunting backdrop of blank white paper ...
Date: 2/19/2017 8:39:00 PM
Anson, I really like this poem because it's so pure, honest and candid. I'm not even sure what form it is or if it's even a true form at all, and the beauty of that is that I don't really care. It speaks to me, and that is all that matters.
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Date: 2/23/2017 9:54:00 AM
Spot on Rex - I'm not a trained writer and not very focused on adhering to technical form - although I have great admiration for those can and do. Most important to me is that my words spoke to you --- that's priceless brother. Thanks for the comment. Anson
Date: 2/19/2017 6:54:00 PM
I like the concept very much- Blank white paper and its unlimited potential. But I don't understand the concept of revealing dreams by white ink on blank white paper- Nothing will be visible, isn't it?
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Date: 2/22/2017 2:02:00 PM
Hey Suresh --- thanks for your comment - much appreciated. The meaning I intend with a reference to white ink on white paper can be explained by this ....... your dreams already exist and you develop new ones regularly but they are hidden by your fear to express yourself. They're there but you can't realize them - white in on white paper -- the words are there but you can't see them and therefore can't take action to achieve ...... pretty twisted right! It was intended to be a call to create, reveal your words that are hidden from the world because you are reticent to take risks.
Date: 2/19/2017 4:21:00 PM
Best poem I have read on Poetry Soup! Well done!!
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Date: 2/23/2017 9:55:00 AM
Thanks Scott -- much appreciated. Anson
Date: 2/19/2017 1:06:00 PM
Anson; You have pushed creativity to the very edge with your simple example and solution to the terror one encounters when staring into the blank face of a surface there before you painted with so many possibilities and so much doubt. Well done.
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Date: 2/23/2017 9:57:00 AM
Thanks Donald -- simplicity of message, courage of spirit - guiding principles in my writing. I really appreciate your comment. Anson
Date: 2/19/2017 12:34:00 PM
Blank sheet of paper---Unlimited potential! great write Anson,, my best, chuck
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Date: 2/19/2017 12:31:00 PM
I used to feel this way when I first began to write, but no more. Really appreciated your take on being confronted with a blank piece of paper (or, in my case, an empty computer page). Excellent poem which every Souper should read for encouragement. Best to you in your writing endeavors. / M
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