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Why I Write

There are so many reasons why I write
With your indulgence, I will give a few
It helps to pass the time, alone at night
And cures my urge to purge my point of view

In metaphors of my life's chills and thrills
I relive times with rhymes about the miles
Sometimes I'll share my fears or tears from spills
But when I'm happy I hand out the smiles

I've seen so much and learned a thing or two
Especially 'bout self inflicted pain
I pass my lessons learned along to you
Perhaps providing shelter when it rains

It builds my confidence, once I am done
But most of all I write because it's fun.


   Self expression contest
   10/04/2018

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Date: 3/2/2019 6:32:00 AM
This poem more less explains why I also write poetry, I am quite addicted to it and love the fact that the poetic licence is part of the reason we write. I steal time from work, (we have a Personnel Consultancy) but recently have been feeling a little guilty and try to bounce between the two, trying not to neglect either, a bit like walking the tightrope! This poem makes for excellent reading Daniel! Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
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Date: 12/19/2018 7:33:00 PM
Yes, it is "fun" and sometimes just the perfect outlet for all those human emotions we feel but cannot always put into words verbally but with pen in hand it seems to flow more easily and hopefully by sharing it increases someone's caring and may even help another to say what they were not able without your/our poetry.
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Date: 10/24/2018 5:36:00 AM
Hi Daniel, an exceptional Sonnet, giving such wonderful reasons for why you write. I can relate to some of these. I see congratulations are in order. A well deserved win for a wonderful poem my friend. Have a wonderful Wednesday. your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 10/15/2018 3:47:00 PM
I think many of us can relate to these reasons for writing, Daniel. I know I can. I love the line, "And cures my urge to purge my point of view" I love the internal rhymes in that line and throughout the poem. Well done, my friend, and I see congratulations are in order! yay!
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Date: 10/10/2018 2:09:00 PM
Congratulations on your well deserved win Daniel, I totally agree with Heidi, excellent and inspirational poetry, you certainly hand out smiles my friend. :))
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Date: 10/10/2018 11:16:00 AM
And thankfully we get to read your excellent poetry. Very nice DT :)
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Date: 10/9/2018 10:42:00 PM
Great reasons to write, DT:)
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Date: 10/9/2018 4:01:00 AM
Very good reasons to write, Daniel. The sonnet flows beautifully. Congratulations on your win. T.J
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Date: 10/6/2018 4:40:00 PM
Congrats Daniel on your 1st place win
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Date: 10/6/2018 3:38:00 PM
There are many reasons why a poet writes, but satisfaction and fun are certainly noteworthy, Danny. Congratulations on your top win! Regards // paul
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Date: 10/5/2018 12:36:00 AM
I’m glad this fine sonnet made the winner’s list. Congratulations, Daniel!
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Date: 10/4/2018 10:32:00 PM
Daniel, those are great reasons to write and should apply to all of us. Congrats on a well deserved 1st place win, my friend.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/4/2018 10:46:00 PM
Thank you, Curtis.
Date: 10/4/2018 9:30:00 PM
You have spoken eloquently for yourself, and for so many of us, including me, as well. Congrats on your win, Daniel. Best wishes, Gershon
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/4/2018 10:46:00 PM
Thank you, Gershon.
Date: 10/4/2018 8:56:00 PM
Exactly!! Writing is allowing emotions to touch the page, to let the imagination soar. :) And, of course- it is fun. Congratulations Daniel, on this win. ~ Brandy
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/4/2018 10:45:00 PM
Thank you, Brandy. Like i said, If it's not fun it should be:)
Date: 10/4/2018 8:12:00 PM
Back to congratulate you on your wonderful First Placement Daniel! I loved your entry! : )
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/4/2018 10:44:00 PM
Thank you Mrs Connie. You're so sweet:)
Date: 10/4/2018 6:35:00 PM
G'day Daniel … nice sonnet Mate with a message that almost every writer abides by. Really good insight - Lindsay
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/4/2018 10:44:00 PM
Thanks mate:) How's things down under?
Date: 10/4/2018 4:17:00 PM
I'm so glad that you share your thoughts on life with us, Daniel. This was a pleasure to read. Wendy
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/4/2018 10:43:00 PM
Thank you, Wendy.
Date: 10/4/2018 2:40:00 PM
follow your bliss, daniel... your poetry is a gift; spill ink!...huggs
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/4/2018 10:42:00 PM
Thank you so much, nette:)
Date: 10/4/2018 1:36:00 PM
True poets feel compelled to write, it is in their blood. You are a true poet Daniel. This is lovely! : )
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/4/2018 10:41:00 PM
Thank you, Mrs Connie. Glad you enjoyed it:)
Date: 10/4/2018 1:27:00 PM
I enjoyed your sonnet, Daniel. I think writing is fun too.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/4/2018 10:40:00 PM
Thank you, Carol. If it's not it should be!
Date: 10/4/2018 1:07:00 PM
You are a good poet.. you enable yourself to express your ideas and deep emotional feelings
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Eve Roper
Date: 10/6/2018 6:53:00 PM
Yes, I am trying very hard to keep busy my little dog has a big part of it..
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/4/2018 1:11:00 PM
Hello there sweetie. How are you doing. Thank you for the lovely compliment. Hoping you are well and keeping busy:)
Date: 10/4/2018 12:19:00 PM
A well written sonnet Daniel. Tom
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/4/2018 1:10:00 PM
Thank you, Tom.
Date: 10/4/2018 10:53:00 AM
I REALLY like this, Danny! Janice
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/4/2018 11:26:00 AM
Thank you, Janice. That makes me smile:)
Date: 10/4/2018 7:48:00 AM
I had fun reading your sonnet! Purging point of view, chills and thrills, fears and tears, mostly because its fun! GL in contest!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/4/2018 9:23:00 AM
Thank you, Kim. Glad you enjoyed it.
Date: 10/4/2018 4:40:00 AM
- A poem from the soul, lovely Daniel :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/4/2018 9:22:00 AM
Hello there Sunshine:) Thank you so much.
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