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I  am a writer.  My poetry is sad, I write death, but I can write happy if I want to. I love art, classical music, reading, nature, meditation, dancing. I collect books, vintage clothes and  jewelry.   I adore the old building where I live with Snuggles Kitty. The avatar statue you see is in memory of my elderly cat Smudges who died at 20 years old. She loved the garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

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Are Writers Born ?

Blog Posted:1/12/2020 4:28:00 PM

I always knew that I wanted to be a writer.  From the time I first learned to wield a pencil I've been scribbling stories and poems, driven by a passion to see my words on paper, and cheered on by loving parents and grandparents who assured me that yes, I certainly had talent.

My grandma was the family storyteller and she sure could make words sing.  From an early age I would listen and watch her lips and how her tone, and facial expresssions changed.   I did the eulgy at her funeral without having to look at a written word and in the telling her life story I made my words sing.  That is the gift she left me, but, not a single story grandma told was ever written down and died with her.

I believe writing can be learned and develop at any age -

Through writing our thoughts and our feelings endure.  The spoken word falls into silence;  the written word is meant to last. I think even the greatest writers must have made mistakes, but they just kept working at it, and that is what we must do, always trying to improve. to choose the right words, write graceful sentences, use correct grammar although I believe in poetic license,  consider punctuation, and spelling, organise verses to make sense, link ideas, fill in the all important details, have a rhythm, make our poems sing

I am sure you have said, "I think I'll spend a few hours writing for the fun of it!"  This is not something most people would say, as most do not write unless they have to, but we poets would say that!

What are your thoughts on any of  this?

Constance

 

 

 

 

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Date: 1/21/2020 9:52:00 AM
I started writing three years ago when I joined Poetry Soup ... I wrote some poems when I was eight and then won a writing award in prep school (Payson-Bird Prize), the first to do so as a freshman, but I never took it seriously. I started writing here as a means to heal, but I've always been creative, (I am a musician, I draw, etc), so I think I was born with the talent.
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Date: 1/16/2020 4:07:00 PM
I think that writers are born with the talent but not all know they have it at a young age. I started writing poetry as a tool for healing. I do remember having poems running through my head for years before I actually put them on paper!
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/16/2020 11:17:00 PM
Tania, I think you are correct in your comment, many just do not know, I wrote poems but never thought anyone else would want to read them except my family but then i was encouraged to put them on line and here I am _Constance
Date: 1/15/2020 7:47:00 AM
For your next blog I think your question should be: Do the best writers have pointy ears?
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/18/2020 3:53:00 PM
Tom, I like it _Constance
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/17/2020 8:24:00 PM
I do prefer O Pointed One. Feels a bit regal
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/16/2020 11:24:00 PM
aaah - don't think so! Tom, why don't you change your username to Pointy Ears, you seem to really like it a lot, hugs _Constance
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 1/16/2020 9:17:00 PM
Aww!! Group hug?
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/16/2020 2:41:00 PM
Well, I don't like to boast but...
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 1/16/2020 11:23:00 AM
:) Yes, they are. Well then, that makes you creative, clever and sexy. Soft giggle.
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/16/2020 7:56:00 AM
Pointy ears are sexy, or so I've been told
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 1/15/2020 11:18:00 PM
Perhaps I need a hat with pointed ears. Then, I'd fit in. :) Just sayin.
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/15/2020 3:40:00 PM
And that's my fault because...?
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Laura Leiser
Date: 1/15/2020 2:48:00 PM
Ha! That leaves a lot of us out, ya know! ;)
Date: 1/13/2020 6:30:00 PM
I was always drawn to music, lyrics and rhythmic speech from a young age. Although I was never a big reader, I loved (and still love) to play around with words and sounds...then as a teen, I discovered poetry...though I didn’t nurture it for years. It has only been the last 5 yrs. or so (and discovering this site) that I have learned and grown as a poet. It’s interesting to read all the ways a person comes into poetry!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 1/14/2020 4:25:00 PM
Yes, Tommy, and I love your crazy creativity and spark! Your imagination knows no limits...seeking out new life, new civilizations... boldly going where no man has gone before! (cue Star Trek theme) Lolol! :)
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/13/2020 8:51:00 PM
Interestingly I've only written sporadically over the years but about ten years ago I started writing silly toad poems for children and the bug bit. Glad you're around Laura
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/13/2020 7:04:00 PM
Laura, yes, like you this site has really helped me too to develop my poetry and style, I was destined to write sad poetry, and I embrace that although I can write a funny poem or a nature poem as well, but I know my forte, as a kid I loved to roam the library reading a bit of this book, and that book, I would sit and look at the dictionary fascinated with the words... odd but true _Constance
Date: 1/13/2020 2:31:00 PM
I read all the comments and I couldn't explain how I feel nearly as well as Besma. I feel exactly the same as she. I rarely have time to read a blog, but have certainly enjoyed this one Constance. New year blessings, Connie xxoo
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/13/2020 4:45:00 PM
Connie, thanks for coming to my blog, I am honored that you choose to read it and all the great comments it has generated. It is so interesting to read about each poet's journey to writing whether born writers or discovering it later in life. Yes, Besma put it all so beautifully, happy new year to you also _ Constance
Date: 1/13/2020 2:08:00 PM
i can only speak for myself, but certainly i wrote stories and poems from a very early age, and before i could write i told stories verbally, so yes, i tend to think the 'writing gene' is there from birth
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craig cornish
Date: 1/13/2020 8:38:00 PM
Charlotte, I'm not sure what it is...but YOU are one of those who was truly born with this gift-------PLEASE do not leave it unwritten---LOVE you dear Charlotte
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/13/2020 4:41:00 PM
Charlotte, I agree with you, as obviously there was something there right from your early age that over time just became more and more, I think you are right also about the writing gene, as I came from a family of storytellers so naturally I became one, my mother used to say, that girl has a vivid imagination as I would make up stories when playing with my dolls _Constance
Date: 1/13/2020 8:56:00 AM
I was born left handed, spent the first five years of my life, as such, then the education system decided it could cause health problems once a grown up..and forced my right hand into play...I think it shows in my poetry, Constance, the negativity that is....
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/15/2020 7:48:00 AM
Was his name Norman? He's a particularly rascally imp
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harry horsman
Date: 1/13/2020 5:53:00 PM
oh yes, i remember the devil did have something to do with it.
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/13/2020 9:37:00 AM
Harry, your poetry negative, no, not so! I am both right and left handed, what is that about? Can use either, my right is faster and my left is more thoughtful. I think the nuns in my catholic school thought I was a devils span, trying to force me to not use my left but they gave up _ Constance
Date: 1/13/2020 8:15:00 AM
"Do you know the legend of the cicadas? They say they are the souls of poets who cannot keep quiet because, when they were alive, they never wrote the poems they wanted to". (John Berger) Everyone of us are born with some inherent gift and spend our lives on a journey to discover and nurture it. If we attempt to nurture what we were not born with we will improve but only to an inherent aptitude. That said, if we make efforts to improve what we love to do we can achieve more than expected than someone who doesn't, but then, someone who is born can achieve as much and usually more with little effort. The shame is those who waste whatever gift they were blessed with.
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/13/2020 9:33:00 AM
Craig, that is a beautiful comment and so well said, I have read many poets of old that were not even read when they were alive (artists too) so many go to their graves unknown, being able to write our thoughts is a gift either known quite young or discovered later, I am always learning, and I have a lot more to learn, and I love that _Constance
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/13/2020 9:23:00 AM
I've stepped on a few. Does that make me a murderer? GAAAA! I luv bugz, I really do!
Date: 1/13/2020 8:13:00 AM
I believe some are born to write. Some are by life experiences led to write. Some are by need of healing- write as a medicine for the soul. True poets write as if it is bread and water.. Such poets are sweet, dear and true gifts unto this dark world, IMHO... Such poets awe me and I do so admire immensely..
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/13/2020 9:29:00 AM
Robert, I know that I write most of the time to heal past wounds and I write and write and write poems but the pain remains but still my poems do touch others and I have received hundreds of responses telling me that my poem helped them, so that is a blessing to be able to speak to others with words _Constance
Date: 1/13/2020 8:12:00 AM
We are born with natural abilities and when we recognize those abilities and practice them, then we are "born again" Thought I would put a religious note to it for Tommy boy. haha. I was more a reader than a writer in my early childhood, but around 5th grade when I wrote my first limerick, I kind of knew that writing was a "thing" for me!!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 1/14/2020 8:50:00 AM
you were well nurtured for writing, Constance.
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/13/2020 9:25:00 AM
Andrea, I agree, the seed is always there somewhere deep inside our soul and at times it takes something for it to be born again... for me, I always knew, and my parents knew because I was writing silly poem on the wall in my bedroom _Constance
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/13/2020 9:25:00 AM
Robert, yes the ability to write from your heart and soul is a gift given _Constance
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Robert Lindley
Date: 1/13/2020 8:17:00 AM
So true. Sometimes all it takes is an life experience that leads us into writing. Then the natural talent leads us deeper into the realm of writing and communication with others. In poetry--such is a gift we may give to others..
Date: 1/13/2020 7:56:00 AM
At The Knife Edge Of That Deep, Dark Abyss.... I that was born on a dark, stormy night.So gifted at young age, deeper insight. Felt such abhorrent fear as such oft goes. And in darkest of dark began to write A child begging Nature to my pleas hear. Oft with whimpering words and falling tears. Imaginative child from head to toes. Tempting shadows to hit me with more fears. A teen, mourning a death that my soul broke. Farther into books my heart sat to soak. Awaiting each as black the ill wind blows. Writing beneath my home tree a black oak.By birth, sponge set to seek out Master Poe. Living, pen and paper, writing to grow.
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/13/2020 9:22:00 AM
Robert, such beautiful and honest comments, thank you, I was an odd little girl, instead of playing games in the school yard, I had my nose in a book, I wanted to be unseen, other times I was writing and became lost in my story being written.. words were my friends, I had to face death situations at a very early age and it broken me inside and thus the true poet was born and destined to write dark and death poetry, although I write nature _Constance
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Robert Lindley
Date: 1/13/2020 8:34:00 AM
Played marbles at school , was the best at it. Serious writing took over at age 15. After my father's death-- and yes it was morbidly dark. Poe became my guide and after that I studied the classic greats of old. Not to copy but rather to understand what poetry was and how it manages to heal, gift and so soothe the human soul. Still researching my friend..
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/13/2020 8:10:00 AM
I take it you weren't playing marbles as a young laddie?
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Robert Lindley
Date: 1/13/2020 8:02:00 AM
Sonnet slammed out, please excuse the rawness my friends. Felt good to let it go...
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Robert Lindley
Date: 1/13/2020 7:56:00 AM
* I wrote short stories from age 6 to 13, Poetry age 13- 65, still inking..
Date: 1/13/2020 1:07:00 AM
I would say writing is an ability! and I think we can all acquire the ability of writing with perseverance.. reading and writing, "good readers are good writers", and this is applicable to everyone! I would also say that writing is a gift! a feel! a dimension reached by those who can paint unique paintings with their very inks.. those who can compose singular music with their own words.. those who can walk untrodden paths of words and create works.. those who can blend a soaring imagination with a deep sensitivity to reach an outstanding beauty! I think, it is that fine missing link that is behind ability and gift.. writers and artists! A lot to be said here, Constance! Thank you for sharing!
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/13/2020 9:15:00 AM
Besma, oh, such a beautiful comment, and I totally agree with each thought, writing is a gift given- but it can also be a curse, and I say that because the need is so great, it almost hurts _Constance
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Wayne Kingston
Date: 1/13/2020 2:19:00 AM
Perfectly balanced input. So well presented. DH will be proud. :o)
Date: 1/12/2020 9:46:00 PM
Yes, all writers are born. So are all firefighters, carpenters, nurses, appraiser, lawyers, Princes, etc. Do all writers listen to their essence? If they are indeed writers, they are following the Call; can't do otherwise. Good, proficent, captivating, poor, egomaniacal, sloppy, anal, etc., is reflected in their ardor, passion, reverence, truth. $.02. :o/
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/15/2020 4:40:00 PM
I think you should spend the $85 on a generous Milk Dud stash. Cuz ya never know...
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/13/2020 9:12:00 AM
Wayne, as a poet born, I agree, it is all I ever wanted to do, although I made my living doing something else, I now embrace all aspects learning and writing poetry but I have never made even 2 cents doing it _Constance
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 1/12/2020 10:13:00 PM
Boy, if I had 2 cents for every time I heard that I'd be as rich as Bruce Wayne. Pow!
Date: 1/12/2020 8:50:00 PM
To answer your question, no, I don't think writers are born but I do think writers are borne organically from life experience. My father loved Winston Churchill and played vinyl LPs of his speeches when I was a kid. His use of language and phrasing and oratory just captivated me. As I grew older it was the songwriting lyricists of the 60s and 70s that moved me to compose my first poem (as awful as it was).
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/13/2020 9:09:00 AM
Brandy, yes I agree, poets are born but not all realize it until something in life sparks the need to write _Constance
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/13/2020 9:08:00 AM
Keith, I agree with you that a poet can be born at any time in life- awaken but I still think there was a seed always waiting to grow, I was also captivated by storytelling all my life, I admire people who can song write which to me is poetry to music _Constance
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 1/12/2020 10:40:00 PM
Raving lunatics are born? Hold up now.. Let's not get carried away. We are talking about writers being born. Life experiences are why they are born. Writing those moments down. Your last thought. Better watch out!! :) Smart saying she is a lawyer.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 1/12/2020 10:21:00 PM
If that is true then logically it follows that so too are lawyers and raving lunatics? I guess I should know, I'm married to one...a lawyer that is! Yeah, let's go with that.
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 1/12/2020 9:24:00 PM
Life experience! I agree. With that being said, writers are born.
Date: 1/12/2020 6:34:00 PM
Poets are born...Writers are woke Poets...J.A.B.
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Justin Bordner
Date: 1/16/2020 6:17:00 PM
No doubt...
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/15/2020 4:39:00 PM
And British poets are woke blokes!
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/13/2020 9:04:00 AM
Justin, oh that is so beautifully written and I totally agree _Constance
Date: 1/12/2020 6:26:00 PM
I only began writing about 8 years ago, however my entire childhood i was in the folk scene listening to, joining in with and playing ballads and stories and yarns. Nothing was ever written during those years, it seemed super organic. I enjoy the nights around the fire, in the old halls, on back verandahs and the singing. Ironically, ive never considered myself a poet or painter though.
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/13/2020 4:51:00 PM
Lewis, we have all been in a dark place where no words come forth, even the most famous poets have been there, so I feel confident telling you it will pass. Thank you for the compliment on my writing, I try to reach deep inside my soul for my tone and emotion when writing as because I am still broken inside I have no trouble pulling out the words _Constance
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Lewis Raynes
Date: 1/13/2020 11:52:00 AM
The carefree freedom of youth... to sing and story and poet without a care. Thankyou for thinking my writing is nice, lately ive been in a bad head space, and everything seems forced from me, and wrt ur post, i think ppl are born able to write, and ive tried to learn but struggle. I love ur writing heaps, it seems to just roll out and flow and make sense,
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/13/2020 9:03:00 AM
Lewis, those scenes you describe remind me of my childhood listening to stories told, I come from a family of storytellers so it seemed natural that I would be one, but what differs in my journey is that I write it down, you do not consider yourself a poet yet you write beautiful poems _Constance
Date: 1/12/2020 5:44:00 PM
I started writing poetry more on a whim, and the more I explored, the more I found the therapeutic effect of poetry on my mood and thought process. I agree with you that people are born with the gift but they need to work harder in a steady process to shine through.
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/12/2020 6:03:00 PM
Tamanna, many start writing poetry on a whim and then they fall in love with it, for me it was a way to express my innermost thoughts and sadness, to share with the world my life and over the years I have grown as a writer, yes some are born with the ability but we need to practice that ability in order for it to sing _Constance
Date: 1/12/2020 5:26:00 PM
The cliché is true, in my opinion. Talent, for anything, is innate. Some people know from a very young age that they have it in spades and some do not, until they serendipitously stumble upon it. I fall on the latter. I wasn't aware that I had it in me until I was in my late teens. I always knew I could write poetry but I never took it seriously. People would read greeting cards--or even letters--that I wrote them and say something like "Hmm, that sounded poetic". Positive comments like that gave me the impetus to start writing. Way before I started, I was an avid reader of poetry. It really helps to be a fan of literature as it helps fuel one's creativity and work harder to better your craft
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/12/2020 6:00:00 PM
Edward, your comment perfectly describes many poets, who stumble on their ability, people often tell me that I even speak in a poetic way, and you are so right reading and reading poetry and literature is a great way to learn and be inspired, never stop writing because it is beautiful to read _Constance
Date: 1/12/2020 5:22:00 PM
I can vouch that I was born! I've got a certificate to prove it. Plus mommy told me I was. Heh. Seriously though I'm a fan of traditional poetry though I occasionally try something else. At heart I'm a storyteller, so haibun fits pretty well. But I had to do the research before I was able to write one competently. Ditto sonnets. So while I may have some natural ability it's a work in progress. I think most would say the same
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 1/12/2020 8:52:00 PM
Oh yeah!
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 1/12/2020 8:43:00 PM
Okay, so I was Born to be Bad- in a Very Good way. Is that possible??
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 1/12/2020 8:07:00 PM
I was born in a crossfire hurricane! Brandy, I think you were born to be bad!
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 1/12/2020 7:52:00 PM
Yes, all different styles. Tommy. It's all good indeed. :)
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 1/12/2020 7:51:00 PM
:) All of it Keith. Born to be... yes, that's me.
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Son of Spock
Date: 1/12/2020 7:36:00 PM
Technically we were all hatched so ok. Yes Brandy all different styles. All good.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 1/12/2020 7:19:00 PM
Brandy, were you born free or born to run or born to be wild or born to be alive? Which is it? Or is it all of it?
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 1/12/2020 7:14:00 PM
Don't you mean hatched?
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 1/12/2020 7:08:00 PM
Smiling at you. :) Of course you were born. I think everyone is poet. Truly!! Some write stories, others write Sonnets. Poems with Rhyme and Meter. Some let thoughts freely caress a page of white. With each and every emotion upon the page- a "Poem is Born" Just my simple thinking. :) Brandy
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/12/2020 5:57:00 PM
Tom, I have read your stories and you are for sure a storyteller, and I love traditional forms and Haibuns, although I find that last line is hard to fit on the screen dimensions of poetry soup, but I suppose that is the skill of choosing the right words to make it fit. Yes, I agree we can be born with a natural ability but it needs to be nurtured and created over time _ Constance

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1/19/2020 A Magical Dream Rhymedream,
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1/3/2020 Old Tree Narrativelife,
1/3/2020 A Secret Place Imagismpeace,
1/2/2020 A Lullaby Song Coupletsong,
1/2/2020 senryu - kh Senryulove,
1/2/2020 Free Form Sonnet - Love Sonnetlife,
1/1/2020 No Tears Left Versedark,
1/1/2020 Imagine Verselife,
1/1/2020 love and grief Senryulove,
1/1/2020 Unexpected Tristichnature,
12/31/2019 Nature Worshiping Monorhymenature,
12/31/2019 she enchants my soul Monokutribute,
12/31/2019 A Sweet Nightingale Rhymenature,
12/31/2019 Anacrostic - LOST Acrosticlife,
12/30/2019 abyss of nature Haikunature,
12/30/2019 My Heart is Shattered Sonnetsad,
12/30/2019 Into a Wild Abyss- LEI Layimagery,
12/30/2019 New Year Eve Party Epulaeryunew year,
12/29/2019 The Azure Blue Tankasky,
12/29/2019 TIEN Verselife,
12/29/2019 Verbless - Grief Versegrief,
12/29/2019 the sweet rose Versenature,
12/27/2019 Beyond My Christmas Mask Free versechristmas,dark,
12/27/2019 Stages of My Life Coupletlife,
12/26/2019 disgusting thief Monokuevil,rude,
12/26/2019 A Child Was Born Pantoumchristmas,
12/26/2019 Imagism - Spaces Imagismimagery,
12/26/2019 Because of Kitty Epigramfun,
12/26/2019 Patience is the KEY Light Versefun,
12/24/2019 A Christmas Bench Rhymechristmas,
12/23/2019 We Are the Peacekeepers Odepride,
12/23/2019 Quintile of Winter Cinquainwinter,
12/22/2019 beating hearts Monokupassion,
12/22/2019 Beneath the Snow Versegarden,
12/22/2019 Penetrating the Soul Lanternefaith,
12/21/2019 'City of the Dead' Rhymelost love,
12/21/2019 Movie and Song Light Versemyth,
12/20/2019 Waterfalls Rhymeimagination,
12/20/2019 I am a TREE Shapetree,
12/20/2019 Thoughtfully Lyricchildhood,memory,
12/19/2019 'the journey' Free verselife,
12/19/2019 Teach Me To Be Stronger God Kyriellefaith,introspection,
12/18/2019 In Regards to Free Verse Free versepoets,writing,
12/18/2019 'Graveyards Beautiful' Rhymegrief,
12/18/2019 Missing Father Rhymefather daughter,
12/18/2019 Song for Spring Coupletsong,
12/17/2019 Dark Christmas Versechristmas,dark,
12/17/2019 On Christmas Day Enclosed Rhymechristmas,time,
12/17/2019 Labyrinthine Verselost love,
12/17/2019 His Own Beloved Son Kyriellechristmas,faith,

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Healed Wings Quatrainblessing,faith,flying,fri
A Tribute To Broken Wings Rhymepoets,tribute,
Her Broken Wings Free versetribute,
fourth tribute Monorhymeart,beautiful,dedication,
On Poetry Soup Free versefriend,poems,poetry,poets
PoetrySoup Heroes Quatrainhero,poetry,
To broken wings Light Versedeath,feelings,hope,
To Constance--broken wings Tankaappreciation,butterfly,ca
Shine On Me, Sunshine - Poetry Writing 1 Free versefriend,write,
Suzanne in the Clouds Verseabsence,family,heart,loss
The Nurse Tankaappreciation,
SHATTERED LIFE Cinquaindeath,for her,heartbreak,
Shouting In Raging Silence Free verseanger,death,silence,
Let My Quill Always Write Even If Unheard Rhymeconfidence,how i feel,poe
ALONE AT THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM Free verseholocaust,
THE MYTHICAL FISHER WOMAN - INSPIRED BY CONTEST Rhymebeach,fantasy,humorous,wo
One Silent Word Free versehow i feel,poets,tribute,
INVICTUS Free versepride,uplifting,
My heart has found a home-song version Lyricfor her,heart,loneliness,
The wizard's wisdom - Wiz Rhymefear,friend,hope,sad,
Behold Death Free versedeath,loss,love,
Cherokee Tears Free versenative american,
Sepia Dreams Free versemissing,
Let me go Dramatic Verseboyfriend,break up,desire
Machinating The Manger Scene Rhymebible,
Wolf's Song Rhymediscrimination,loss,murde
High at the Library Rhymebooks,
Thankful Enclosed Rhymefather daughter,forgivene
Thankful for Four O'clocks Enclosed Rhymemother daughter,thanks,
listen for the drum Rhymeappreciation,culture,envi
'I Was the Last One' Rhymebetrayal,death,
Our Last Night Free versedesire,heartbreak,i love
Our World Changing, Not For The Better Dramatic Monologueanger,emotions,life,polit
The Voices Echo in Emptiness Rhymedeath,loneliness,nature,v
How much love Free verselove,
The Sounds Of A Rose Free verseflower,rose,
Too Many Echos Free versebereavement,birth,childre
I Thought It Was Me Free versechild,
My Christmas Tree Proseblessing,christmas,love,
THE LITTLE FIR TREE Rhymechild,christmas,inspirati
September 1945 Free verselonging,war,
The Storm Quatrainage,memory,storm,
The Perfect Christmas Tree Enclosed Rhymebeauty,bird,christmas,
To Heal A Vacant Heaven Free versefantasy,
Cinder Man Free verseage,
Lighthouse On The Shore Sonnethouse,light,love,
The Christmas Mule Narrativeanimal,god,mother son,
A Curious Cat Roams At Peace Imagismchristmas,imagery,
An Omen Of The Taste Of Twilight Free verseangst,animal,death,fate,g
Sharks in the Soup Rhymeanalogy,conflict,desire,f
The Lighthouse And Me Versecrazy,fun,health,identity
I Send You My Love Rhymebereavement,death,son,
My perfect lover Rhymei love you,love,
YOU ARE NOT DEFINED BY- ANOTHER'S PERCEPTION Free verseabuse,
She Is Not Defined By Poetry Alone Free verseidentity,
Poetry Cats Monorhymeanimal,cat,conflict,humor
Daddy's Snowman Shapefather,inspirational love
The White Roses Died With You Rhymechange,sad,
Flood Gate Of Memories Haikumemory,
Define Yourself Free versetruth,wisdom,
A Putrid Expanding Abyss Sonnet10th grade,angst,anxiety,
A Big Fat NA Morning Rhymefun,funny,humor,humorous,
a lightness of hunger Fibonacciallegory,analogy,apprecia
The Queen and Her King Free verselove,
On Rescuing An Injured Pigeon Personificationanalogy,animal,pain,
Soul Ink Alliterationaddiction,corruption,moon
Universal Brilliance Prose Poetryimagination,stars,visiona
Broken People Free versepeople,
Dreams of India Free versebeauty,culture,desire,dre
Purple Makes Me Cry Rhymeappreciation,nature,purpl
Dancing with the Devil Rhymeangst,introspection,psych
Deep Purple Sensation Rhymelove,
Heavens Eternal Love Monokuheaven,inspirational,love
My Little Lioness Free verseinspirational,
Snippets Of The Mind Prose Poetryallusion,appreciation,int
Humility In America Proseappreciation,football,god
Backyard Entertainers Tritinabird,nature,
The first day of Spring Rhymespring,
Sentiments on Aging Free verseage,emotions,
HELLO AND GOODBYE COCO Rhymedeath,dog,love,
Heart Snow Rhymelonging,love,
A HA MOMENT Free verseengagement,
My Aunt Rosy-FV Free verseflower,remember,rose,
- Go Fly A Kite - Lanternejoy,wind,
The Autumn Man Verseautumn,men,
The Inflated Nation Rhymefood,health,inspiration,
Humanity Free versehumanity,life,
Rider On The Storm Free versemusic,sad,storm,
King Rhymeafrica,animal,men,
Old Friends Sonnetnostalgia,
Life Spent All Alone Sonnetboat,death,deep,devotion,
The Gift Of Quietness Rhymeuplifting,
Night Shoes Iambic Pentameternight,
Put On Your Night Shoes Quatraindance,
Heaven Will Manifest Rhyme10th grade,anxiety,death,
My Angie Baby Sonnetdaughter,
Between the whispers and the sighs Lyricdesire,love,romantic love
WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE Lyricdestiny,hope,how i feel,k
Desert Dreaming Free verseanxiety,nature,suicide,
Slave to Love Free verseabuse,slavery,

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Katherine Stella United States Flag United States Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Andrew Crisci United States Flag United States Read
Edmund Siejka United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Barbara Gorelick United States Flag United States Read
Raul Moreno United States Flag United States Read
cecil hickman United States Flag United States Read
James Peranteau United States Flag United States Read
David Smalling Jamaica Flag Jamaica Read
Joe Inka United States Flag United States Read
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen United States Flag United States Read
James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
shirin neshat United States Flag United States Read
kabuteng P.iNk k. Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Joyce Johnson United States Flag United States Read
Misty Penton-Leccese United States Flag United States Read
john freeman United States Flag United States Read
Jared Pickett United States Flag United States Read
Doris Culverhouse United States Flag United States Read
C.C Bloomsfield Cyprus Flag Cyprus Read
Billy TheKidster United States Flag United States Read
Francine Roberts Canada Flag Canada Read
Ravindra K Kapoor India Flag India Read
Richard Pickett United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Rigoler United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Robb A. Kopp United States Flag United States Read
Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
Paula Swanson United States Flag United States Read
Michael J. Falotico United States Flag United States Read
linda milgate United States Flag United States Read
Charles Henderson United States Flag United States Read
Amy Green United States Flag United States Read
Sharon Ruebel United States Flag United States Read
Deb Wilson United States Flag United States Read
Chuck Keys United States Flag United States Read
harry horsman Australia Flag Australia Read
Joe Flach United States Flag United States Read
Daniel Cwiak United States Flag United States Read
Wilma Neels South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Tahera Mannan India Flag India Read
Joe Maverick United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Cami Hostetler United States Flag United States Read
Eamon Duffin Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Charlotte Puddifoot United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Dana Smith United States Flag United States Read
Drake Eszes United States Flag United States Read
kash poet India Flag India Read
Walayee Poet Lay Whitlock-Ishway United States Flag United States Read
James Tate United States Flag United States Read
deb radke United States Flag United States Read
Afolabi Taiwo Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
Sarah Casey Canada Flag Canada Read
Robert Pettit United States Flag United States Read
A Rambling Righting Riley - Shauna Riley United States Flag United States Read
Rose Colling United States Flag United States Read
nick faber United States Flag United States Read
Kory Calhoun United States Flag United States Read
Judy Konos United States Flag United States Read
Gerard Keogh Jr. United States Flag United States Read
HGarvey Daniel Esquire United States Flag United States Read
Brian Strand United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
john loving iii United States Flag United States Read
iolanda Scripca United States Flag United States Read
Laura Mckenzie United States Flag United States Read
arthur vaso Canada Flag Canada Read
Thomas Martin United States Flag United States Read
Tim Ryerson United States Flag United States Read
Teppo Gren Finland Flag Finland Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Sandra Haight United States Flag United States Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
Lu Loo United States Flag United States Read
Vladislav Raven United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Charlie Smith United States Flag United States Read
M Asim Nehal India Flag India Read
Walter T. Ashe United States Flag United States Read
Sara Kendrick United States Flag United States Read
Sunshine Smile Norway Flag Norway Read
Daniel Turner United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Gordon McConnell United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Laura Leiser United States Flag United States Read
Lin Lane United States Flag United States Read
Winged Warrior Canada Flag Canada Read
Sathya Babu India Flag India Read
Funom Makama Germany Flag Germany Read
Carlene Simpson Virgin Islands (British) Flag Virgin Islands (British) Read
Brian McClain United States Flag United States Read
Hansteven Selfa Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Paul Callus Malta Flag Malta Read
rob carmack United States Flag United States Read
John Hamilton Canada Flag Canada Read
Nayda Ivette Negron Puerto Rico Flag Puerto Rico Read
Duke Beaufort United States Flag United States Read
Ravi Sathasivam Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka Read
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