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LIBERTY OF EXPRESSION is HERE

Why I am here in Poetrysoup?

I like a seed carelessly thrown 
upon dirty solid black, brown rocks,
I strive, thrived to grow 
despite big rough blocks..

words... phrases... sentences...
They are screaming to be released
or climbing to burst in climax seize
or if not drifting upon crinkled seas

but how can I? 
When will I?
If within
minute by minute
salty prints roll down my cheeks
caused by bitter-lava  of emotions.

Heart is in state of stroke:
my mouth now mute
my lips lethargic to speak
yet my fingers found the head of a captain:

  wandering, wandering
  'til a shoreline glistens
  in the name of hope

Pressed. Pushed, 
I puddle anew the currents,
nothing but my desire to share;
to live, to be happy, to be healed,
to pour safely  fears, frustrations;
trials, dreams that I always pray.

Stabbed from behind,
bang and troubled by shark sharp words,
the powerhouse I built 
slowly, slowly fell to short.

Curiosity ignited my interest,
I attempt to pass a five stanza rhyme verse
eyes shut, ears closed to comments.
Not long, 
sleeping poems from my head popped,
they escaped

  teasing and tickling,
  unafraid, I bite every challenge
  swimming, soaking, diving deep.

Seven months until I taste glory
excitement crawl and peak
nervous yet I...

   I clamor to learn,
   I clamor to move on,
   I clamor to sing,
   I clamor to run,
   I clamor to fly,
   I clamor to soar

from the bluest ocean to darkest clouds,
from lair of lilacs to fruitless air,
from reality to ecstatic speech of fantasy
with pinching memories of past rejections, lost love 

   I hide behind the mask of metaphors
   I tease torrid with personification, 
   I sassy seduce using alliteration
   I heighten arousal with my pose, my muse
   I recite in my own right the rhymes of my soul

Ring! Ring! Ring
allow my poetry  be the bells
clanging blues echoing hues containing feelings.
Permit the tinkles permeate, 
impregnate your thoughts.
Freedom of expression, 
this you and I yearn.

Here in Poetrysoup liberty, I did earn!

Supporters, friends, challengers, lover I gained
yet these I never ask. I never expect.
They landed softly to my open palms,
I accepted. I treasure them.

Finally, my congested suffering heart 
today, beats systematically:

   gratitude, I can only inhale
   smile, I can only show
   prayers, I can only blow...

I know, 
respect, peace and order we all want.
Your verses and so is mine will be of powder rust, dust
but am humbled to be connected.
Pages I will leave here are my immortalized sentiments,
I do believe not all may agree because...
   
   Each one is unique
   Each one has a style
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8:21 pm, December 26, 2015



Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 1/14/2016 10:51:00 AM
WoooW! You;ve said it all..
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Date: 1/9/2016 12:11:00 AM
Excellent work here Olive.... Congrats...
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Date: 1/8/2016 4:01:00 PM
A beautifully honest poem. Congrats on P.O.T.D.
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Date: 1/5/2016 9:53:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by my poem and your encouragement..
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Date: 12/30/2015 3:23:00 PM
Olive, you are one of my sweet friends... Stopping by to enjoy your latest and wish you the best in all you do... Happy New Years... LINDA
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Date: 12/28/2015 9:15:00 AM
Apart from congrats on POTD, this poem gets a 7 and a fav dear Olive_eloi! During these last 2 years I have seen you evolve and mature. I admire your willingness to learn and improve, always staying positive even when times were proving hard. You are a woman of faith, and that faith will serve you well in life. God bless & big hugs. ~ paul
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Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser
Date: 12/31/2015 7:11:00 PM
PAul, thanks much you know, you know how much I find you dear.. =`) Learning has been difficult and I am choosing to apply what I've learned as much as I can.. ;) Hugs and smiles, Olive Eloisa =`)
Date: 12/28/2015 6:56:00 AM
i like your sense of optimism and good energy dear eloi...congrats on the POTD!.. manigong baong taon!..huggs
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Date: 12/28/2015 6:12:00 AM
Very beautiful. ..
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Date: 12/28/2015 3:40:00 AM
A wonderful poem, Olive Eloisa. Congratulations on a well deserved POTD. T.J
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Date: 12/27/2015 8:00:00 PM
Olive, what an amazing poem, Olive! Congratulations on it being honored Poem of the Day! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 12/27/2015 7:17:00 PM
What s great choice for POTD, congratulations Olive:
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Date: 2/29/2016 5:55:00 PM
thank you so much Richard.. =`)
Date: 12/27/2015 6:45:00 PM
Congratulations on Poem of the Day....you have so many wonderful comments.....
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Date: 2/2/2016 2:28:00 AM
Thank much Judy.. Im just glad you like my poetry.. =`)
Date: 12/27/2015 3:52:00 PM
Olive this is an exceptional write. Full of everything to love about expression. Congratulations!
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Date: 1/8/2016 6:42:00 AM
Thanks so much Michael and this how i define poetrysoup place where anyone can expresd anything so long as theyll follow rules.. ;)
Date: 12/27/2015 3:21:00 PM
Hi Olive, Great poem!
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Date: 1/8/2016 3:54:00 AM
thanks much Merle.. =`)
Date: 12/27/2015 2:49:00 PM
Wow Olive I love this. This is tremendous I have some of the same sentiments...to my faves
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Date: 1/6/2016 6:49:00 AM
thanks much Tim, a lovely avatar.. =`)
Date: 12/27/2015 10:55:00 AM
Well done on POTD! Lovely poem Olive. : )
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Date: 2/2/2016 2:24:00 AM
thanks much MArk.. =`)
Date: 12/27/2015 8:19:00 AM
Beautiful Olive... Verlena
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Date: 12/31/2015 7:07:00 PM
thanks much VErlena.. =`)
Date: 12/27/2015 7:04:00 AM
Many congrats on POTD Olive it was great to read this one again:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/31/2015 6:58:00 PM
thanks so much JAn.. =`)
Date: 12/27/2015 6:43:00 AM
Hi Olive. you're so right, each unique and each with a different style...wouldn't it boring if we all wrote of the same subject, the same rhyme scheme. Life itself is not like that, so thank you for writing in YOUR style. One for the poets in the soup!
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Date: 12/31/2015 3:36:00 AM
Thanks much Lin, I so appreciate your generous comment that sings truth.. =`)~Olive Eloisa =`)
Date: 12/27/2015 5:40:00 AM
- A well deserved p.o.t.d., dear Olive !!! - Congratulations !!! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/30/2015 6:14:00 AM
thanks much Anne Lise.. =`)
Date: 12/26/2015 8:48:00 AM
Very well expressed, Olive. You have worn your heart on your sleeve for all to witness...Most commendable - A Seven! My best regards and warmest wishes! :) john
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Date: 12/27/2015 8:08:00 PM
I'm all blessed since I've been here not all did it appease me from my misery when I was in Saudi but you know its obvious.. =D! thank you so much for your jolly comments Jan.. =`) Happy New YEar! hugs back!~Olive Eloisa =`)
Date: 12/26/2015 7:09:00 AM
The title pulled me in Olive - we should be free to express ourselves via our poetry - I especially relate to the final two stanzas:-) we are blessed to share your wonderful words but also so happy see the love that has blossomed between you and James:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/26/2015 7:01:00 AM
I love this Olive. Your journey as to why your here on Poetry Soup. Certainly there's been trials and tribulations, that's social sites for you! ~~ Hopefully the iron of politeness and decency will press out the creases and allow the words to flow just like life itself. This is one poem I'll read again and again, to my fav's xxx hugs soon for years and years ~~ your Huge One ~~ James xxxx
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Date: 12/27/2015 7:59:00 PM
James, you know how my journey was and how I am now, you read all the poems I posted here.. =`) I really do not mind the trials, I am all thankful and glad that I blossomed after I surpassed them.. =`) Thank you much Huge One, You know how happy I am you are with me.. =`) Hugs~Olive ELoisa =`)
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Date: 12/26/2015 7:10:00 AM
Wonderful comment James ! Hugs Jan xx