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poems to burn

her thoughts, dolorous, often smolder in her mind
long before they are penned upon paper
often crumpled and disregarded
like kindle for a fire
they call them poems anyway

she is inferior, a mere neophyte
fueled by inhibition
that flounders her way through life
and on the page alike
yet they call her poet

perhaps she has the providence
from her youth as her guide
to rid those memories
or spark the fire that burns
as she pens what they call poetry

she doesn't see her worth
between her words
or lecherous stares 
cast from unworthy men
that burnt through her soul

she remembers only
a collection of bombast thoughts
that haunt her mind 
as she writes them out
then damns them 
through the flames of memory

yet they call it poetry


June 12, 2019

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Date: 7/28/2019 8:25:00 AM
Lovely, Sandra. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 7/26/2019 5:27:00 PM
I re-read this and it is better than first read, this is a stunner gotta fave this beauty!
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Sandra Adams
Date: 7/27/2019 5:09:00 PM
Wow, thank you John, i believe it's one of the first writes since my muse woke back up after a few years of a dry spell... :) hugs
Date: 6/30/2019 4:32:00 PM
Yes the landscape has changed quite a bit.
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Sandra Adams
Date: 7/27/2019 5:07:00 PM
i see that....
Date: 6/26/2019 7:20:00 PM
This, my favorite of the ten. Congrats Sandra.
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Date: 6/26/2019 7:33:00 PM
Wow thank you Rob, it took first in the contest it was written for originally :)
Date: 6/26/2019 3:25:00 PM
It is so nice to see you return Sandra. Poetry helps us purge then lifts us to a higher vibration. I love this creative poem. Congratulations on your deserving win! : )
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Date: 6/26/2019 6:09:00 PM
Thank you Connie, good to see you are still here :)
Date: 6/26/2019 12:28:00 PM
Congrats Sandra. Very powerful piece you wrote.
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Sandra Adams
Date: 6/26/2019 6:08:00 PM
thank you....it's just what the 8 words inspired~ :)
Date: 6/26/2019 9:06:00 AM
Congratulations Sandra. You made the top ten in a difficult contest. It’s so nice to have you back.
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Sandra Adams
Date: 6/26/2019 9:20:00 AM
Thank you Richard it's nice to be back...I notice many old writers are not around but glad to reconnect with those who are :)
Date: 6/21/2019 3:32:00 PM
My congratulations for your first placement in this contest.
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Sandra Adams
Date: 6/21/2019 6:23:00 PM
thank you Victor :)
Date: 6/21/2019 12:20:00 PM
Another masterpiece Sandra, I told you you were an amazing writer, thanks for entering this one, it really moved me, congrats on a shared top win!
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Sandra Adams
Date: 6/21/2019 12:27:00 PM
Wow thank you for your kind words as well as the honor of a win in your contest and thank for for hosting it and inspiring my muse, she had be silenced for several years!!!!
Date: 6/12/2019 7:19:00 PM
wow, Sandy, you are BACK!!! With more of your incredible poetry. So good to see this . I have always adored your writing. Remember me at wordwarrior55@hotmail.com Would love to hear from you again!!
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Sandra Adams
Date: 6/12/2019 7:45:00 PM
thank you Andrea!!! yes I am back....hopefully my muse sticks around....hugs