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My Poems Are Children To Me

My poems are conceived, not within the womb, which long time now has been devoid of seed. My poems are born from a need to be heard: my thoughts, passions, sentiments and beliefs. They start as fragments, flecks of ash from my mind's abyss, a restless volcano that never long sleeps. The particles of ash collect and form together. Feverishly I rush to absorb them all as captured words on scribbled scraps of papers, employing metaphor, play on word, or sounds deliberately paced, and grace of rhythm. I mold my poems meticulously to my image, and then they emerge, fatherless but freed. Each, my voice, shares her sisters' ways, but unique, is cradled in the pages of my book, where, satisfied with my labor, I can turn to them and often look as a mother does on her infant babe. Unlike, however, mortal children can do, when I am through with them, they do not change, and fully formed, they rarely disappoint. As some have loved the fruit of my own flesh, I hope they'll love my poem children too. For the Any Poem Meaningful To You Poetry Contest of Broken Wings

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Date: 1/17/2019 7:37:00 PM
What a wonderful metaphoric poem that explains your relationship with creating your poems, Andrea. As I read your poem, I felt that these were my feelings too...indeed they are like children. Congratulations on your Podium win and this one is going into my Faves! Hugs, Sandra
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 1/17/2019 7:43:00 PM
wow Sandra thanks. I actually wrote this when I was starting out and feeling so proud to have like 100 poems under my belt. I had so few that I could view them often in my scrapbook as I describe here. 17 years later, nope, I can't keep track of all the little rascals!!
Date: 1/17/2019 12:31:00 PM
.Andrea you make BEAUTIFUL children! I just love the idea of your poems as “sisters”, and that little expression “fatherless but freed” is genius. The rest is fabulous too, but those are my favourite bits! Congrats on your place in the marathon!
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Date: 1/17/2019 9:41:00 AM
Andrea, we love your poem children too! Congrats for your win on mile 11 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon contest! By continuing to place in the contest you are accumulating points toward the final. ~Mark
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Date: 4/25/2016 7:21:00 AM
Hi Andrea. Congrats for your awesome WIN in the contest!!! ;-)
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Date: 4/23/2016 12:37:00 PM
Adrea, It is really very nice.Congratulations on ur win..........hugs
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Date: 4/22/2016 9:56:00 PM
Your child is fantastic, Andrea. I love it. You are so right about our children of the mind - unlike those of flesh and blood, these stay with us forever! Love you, love your child. ~~~~ kc
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Karam Misra
Date: 4/22/2016 9:57:00 PM
God so overwhelmed, I forgot to congratulate you on your fine win! So congratulations for the top spot, Andrea!
Date: 4/21/2016 2:32:00 PM
Great win Andrea, congratulations so well deserved...
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Date: 4/20/2016 10:59:00 PM
Congrats on ur awesome winning write Andrea..
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Date: 4/20/2016 7:16:00 PM
Hi Andrea, Congrats on your win, excellent poem on the poet's journey.. I love the volcano metaphor. Very moving and rich in imagery. Cheers, Brian
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Date: 4/20/2016 1:02:00 PM
Beautiful write Andrea...Congrats on topping the list...
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Date: 4/20/2016 12:26:00 PM
My fav. too my lovely friend. Loved always, bl
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Date: 4/20/2016 11:51:00 AM
Andrea, congrats on your top placement in the contest!-luloo :)
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Date: 4/20/2016 10:34:00 AM
A great congratulation my lovely friend with wonderful poem. Loved always, bl
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Date: 4/20/2016 10:31:00 AM
Well done Andrea. No wonder you are often number one.
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Date: 4/20/2016 4:59:00 AM
good take on the comp congrats on your win
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Date: 4/20/2016 2:14:00 AM
I can fully relate Andrea my poems are my babies too:-) many congrats on your top spot:-) hugs jan xx7
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Date: 1/3/2016 12:38:00 PM
Congratulations on your placement in the contest, Andrea. T.J
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Date: 1/2/2016 12:50:00 AM
Andrea, Congrats on your poetry win. LINDA
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Date: 1/1/2016 5:37:00 PM
This is great Andrea...congrats...It is nice to read some older poems of the great poets here.
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Date: 1/1/2016 10:29:00 AM
Beautiful poem Andrea.....Congrats on your win.....best wishes for 2016
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Date: 1/1/2016 9:38:00 AM
Andrea, Congratulations on your nice win. Thank you for all the time you took supporting and entering my contest this past year 2015:-) I'm taking, this time, to explain how I really enjoyed every entry. I truly wanted to place every poem, but two with high placements. However, it is a contest and with all the bickering going on about the way we judge our contest. I did not place everyone the way I wanted to in this contest. I do APOLOGIZE. Please don't be upset if you are sharing a placement or did not make the top 10. I feel every poem, should have been placed high. Stop by my latest Blog "Favorite Type of Poem" when you'd like or have time. Celebrate by sharing with us, Your Favorite type of poem. Have A Blessed Year. Love SKAT
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Date: 1/1/2016 9:38:00 AM
happy first of Januray :) SK
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Date: 1/1/2016 9:37:00 AM
Ha I love em all... Best title for this contest by the way... Hold on I'll be right back..
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Date: 9/13/2015 11:14:00 PM
I always felt this about poems, I guess why is delicate to offer "suggestions" at times!!! LOL never the less I loved this poem!!!! Thought I would browse old poems tonight!
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Date: 4/11/2015 1:37:00 AM
I love this.
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