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She Is Not Defined By Poetry Alone


She is not defined by  poetry alone
born a dreamer  in a realist family of drones 
they made her adept, at many things ;  
Patchwork designs of beauty she did make 
with quilted fingers of youth and vigorous eye 
Lattice thoughts that mounted to the sky 
were crushed by patriarchal smudges 
still, she balanced the beam and walked 
on a tightrope everyday singing out her song
 of sweet belong ;
Dipping her tears in the quiet lake of solitude. 
she heard the soul quake   "Bring it home girl "  
and so she did.  Picking up her favorite pen  
she hid in her room and practiced her 
signature until it flourished without grit.  
No she is not defined by poetry alone 
but, she sure knows how to bring it home. 

Dec. 23, 2018
Sponsor: John Hamilton 
Contest: you are not defined by

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Date: 1/23/2019 4:50:00 AM
I could relate to this. Superb write. :)
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Date: 12/29/2018 3:58:00 PM
I, too, am the 'odd one' in my family of nurses and accountants and machinists, congratulations on your placement, well done!
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Date: 12/29/2018 9:17:00 AM
Thanks Pixie for this excellent poem, I'm seeing you appear regularly in my winners circle, congrats on another fine win!
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Date: 12/24/2018 10:18:00 AM
Oooh! Wonderful how you laid it on the line in this one, in a way so many of us, I feel, can relate to. We poets/dreamers tend to be the 'odd ones out' in our families. G.L. in the contest! Season's best! ~ Gershon
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Date: 12/23/2018 9:59:00 AM
Nicely done poem, Pixie, I can feel the emotion you were making us feel , it also has great imagery. I enjoyed reading. Merry Christmas to you and your family and friends. Hugs Eve.~`* .
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Date: 12/23/2018 9:57:00 AM
Pixie, love your poem for the contest, so well penned with so much emotion and feeling, best of luck but a winner to me and a fav ~
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Date: 12/23/2018 8:34:00 AM
Metaphors and imagery very nicely put together, words very poetic, nice write.
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