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hoot_owl_rn
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Unsettled

There is no calm before the storm.
Long before the silence is broken;
the clouds set in.
I find myself trembling in the darkness,
waiting for the first outburst.
Why must it always be this way?
I can shut my eyes to the lightning;
but the thunder still roars;
and my tears fall like rain.
Long after the storm has passed;
the effects remain.

( I post this poem because I am amazed at the talents displayed here...there is not a single poet here that has not written a better poem than this one and I think there are many of you that should get them out somewhere besides here. This poem is one of about 15 that I have published and also won the 1999 President's Recognition For Literary Excellence Award. I do not say this to brag, but only to show you all what you can do with a bit of determination. Good Luck!)

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Saxoness
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1 posted 07-21-99 10:55 AM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

Bravo, A job well done

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"Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot

Delores Hall
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since 07-16-99
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2 posted 07-21-99 11:02 AM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

"I'm amazed your poem is good. As far as publishing poems,I've been told that I should try to get them published but I don't know where to begin.Anyways congratulation on your award.It's nice to see someone's work is being recongized.
hoot_owl_rn
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Glen Hope, PA USA


3 posted 07-21-99 11:08 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Delores,
My first suggestion is to pick up a book called The 1999 Poets Market or if you write short stories also, get The 1999 Writers Market. These books are published each year.
They give pointers on submitting along with many places to submit...I think this years Poets Market had over 1800 sites for submission.
Balladeer
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4 posted 07-21-99 03:56 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Hoot, this is really wonderfully done, well deserving of an award. As far as many other poems here surpassing it....not a chance.
hoot_owl_rn
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Balladeer....thank you, but I am not sure I am in agreement with that statement. I've have seen some of the stuff you have written and I take my hat(if I wore a hat that would be) off to the master.

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
aziza
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6 posted 06-01-2007 04:21 AM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

Lovely, very lovely.  
I am so glad that I am archiving!!!

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