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As I finish my day with a hot cup of chai, eyes slightly heavy and yawning a sigh, I ponder my thoughts hoping for a last write before I give in and I call it a night. A brief sense of urgency catches my breath. What if tomorrow is fated my death? I still haven't written that one masterpiece, fulfilling my life so to die with a peace. I'm still wide awake though I can't believe how. This yearning consumes every part of me now. Even when working I'm watching the time, searching my mind for a meaningful rhyme. I have to give up now, It's getting too late. My coveted masterpiece just has to wait. I say to myself, "There's always tomorrow" but still I can't help feeling whispers of sorrow. Maybe someday, if I sort them all out, the words of my masterpiece might come about, one of these nights as my day says goodbye, while I sit and enjoy one more hot cup of chai. -Jeannie Minor

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 3/2/2016 11:51:00 AM
Jeannie, once again thank you for your acknowledgement today for the "POTD"...as I read this I chuckled because it is the perfect counterpart to one I posted today called "The JOY Of This New Day!" The "Masterpiece" you're waiting to write (amongst the others you've written) is above!....and the next one....is on it's way! "Write on Jeannie....Write on!" :-)
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Date: 3/2/2016 3:01:00 PM
Thank you, Walter. How very kind of you. Thanks for the visit and the confidence boost!
Date: 2/25/2016 10:16:00 AM
There is this unique insurance your works always give my expectations And that satisfaction only builds more castles for my curiosity to thrive, waiting for subsequent results of your talent and thinking.
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Date: 2/25/2016 9:05:00 PM
Thank you, Funom. I am really touched to have a peer speak of my writing in such a way. The fear of rejection regarding something I truly desire to be accepted for is paralyzing. Comments such as yours stoke the dying flames of a passion that merely exists on hope. Thank you for the honor of choosing my creative architecture to build your castles in the air.
Date: 2/14/2016 9:59:00 AM
Superb again Jeannie, really enjoying your writing as it lifts one's spirit and penning rhyme as it should be done!, great stuff!
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Date: 2/14/2016 9:20:00 PM
Thank you, Gordon. Your support is truly appreciated. It's so good to know there are people out there whom enjoy my poetry.
Date: 2/8/2016 12:27:00 AM
What is a masterpiece? a piece of a master! You're truly the master of your pen, and this a great piece.
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 2/8/2016 8:05:00 AM
Thank you, Pashang. I'm really glad you stopped by and thanks so much for the kind words of support. There are many very talented poets on this site, it can be intimidating.
Date: 2/6/2016 8:39:00 AM
your words soften my heart like a damsel in need of a companion..... Your lines are sweeteners to a curious mind which is absolutely satisfied. There's this eagerness I have running to your pages and your reputation of meeting that expectation is beyond any form of appreciation or grading. Beyond 7 my friend!!
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 2/6/2016 11:01:00 AM
Wow..Thank You, Funom. I've never thought myself to be more than a little fish in this big sea of talent on this site. In just a few phrases you make me feel like a celebrity. Thank you for your kind words that make me feel like I belong here.
Date: 2/2/2016 3:05:00 PM
I really really like this , Jeannie. Maybe this is a masterpiece itself , in its own right!!!
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 2/2/2016 3:47:00 PM
Thanks Andrea. Sometimes I guess you just gotta say how you feel in the moment! Thanks for the visit.
Date: 2/1/2016 5:21:00 PM
Hi Jeannie. The writer is seldom the one to recognize a masterpiece. I'm sure the ones that read your poetry have already determined that your masterpiece has already been written. Sleep in piece my friend and know that our determination to write the masterpiece is what makes us better as poets. Thanks for sharing. I truly enjoyed it..... Robert.
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 2/1/2016 6:29:00 PM
Thank you, Robert. So sweet of you to say. I hadn't thought of it in that light. I just always feel like I could have done better but when I feel like I'm over analyzing, the creativity is interrupted for sometimes lengthy periods. I know I am my own worst critic, I guess that's true for most of us.
Date: 1/27/2016 8:32:00 PM
You are definitely in the majority. Very fun to read. Made me smile.
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 1/27/2016 9:12:00 PM
Thanks, Daniel. Yes, I believe there many kindred spirits. It's been really cool to meet a couple of them here in the soup!