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~"I AM"~ Challenge

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Janet Marie
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0 posted 04-29-2000 10:30 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Janet Marie

I AM"

I am a wanna be poet, I am only content when I write,
I wonder why my best inspiration only comes in the middle of the night.
I hear the voices in my mind, old ghosts calling from the past,
I see promise in the light of day and pray it will last.
I want to know true contentment ... I think its finally in sight ...
I am a wanna be poet, I am only content when I write.

I pretend the losses don't get to me, I refuse to pay the cost
I feel like if I don't write ... a part of me will again become lost.
I touch old black and white photos, trying to hold on the memories made
I worry if I don't hold them near, the moments shared might begin to fade.  
I cry only in the night's shadows, my tears never to see light ...
I am I am a wanna be poet, I am only content when I write,

I understand that I must first learn to believe and trust in me,
I say thanks to God everyday for this gift and love of poetry.
I dream that my words will help heal the broken heart of a friend,
I try to always be fair and my understanding lend.
I hope to always be inspired even if it is only late at night ...
I am a wanna be poet, I am only content when I write,


Janet Marie

thanks for the inspiration Alicat and X Angel

** this came out a tad melancholy...
but it wrote itself ...
so it must of been meant to be (smile)
I dont question inspiration  




 ~as always, Take Care,JM~
--------------
I know it's been a long road
To get these towns behind me and I
Will gladly reap what we may sow--
I am there for you ...
and you're there for me ...
Are you waiting for
Heart in hand
Woman and man
See me where I stand I am
Heart
Heart in hand
~vertical horizon~

© Copyright 2000 Janet Marie - All Rights Reserved
Lone Ranger
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1 posted 04-29-2000 10:39 PM       View Profile for Lone Ranger   Email Lone Ranger   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Ranger

This words just speak for themselves...
A Masterpiece , that's all I need to say...

 "Only in the dreams , is that man can truly be free
It was always thus and always thus will be"
Prof. Keating
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Alicat
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2 posted 04-30-2000 12:01 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Janet, there is no wannabe to be...you are a poet.  

Most poetry writes itself, we just hold the pen.  And, well, this challenge is supposed to be about self, hence the title.  

And you answered it most wonderfully.  


Alicat
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3 posted 04-30-2000 12:02 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

=which would be why I'm reading this at 11:00 at night...for I too am contented when I write...
netswan
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4 posted 04-30-2000 12:06 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

JM, Alicat says this is a great way to
know each other. And as I read each one
and understand.
SORRY about your broken pen, LOL for
you are no wanna be poet. You are a poet,
my dear.
My pen writes things and when I write,
I also find contentment.

Thanks for sharing.  This is lovely, as
usual.

netswan
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5 posted 04-30-2000 12:13 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

You are a poet, you inspire me alot, it takes alot to inspire me.

All my love,
Jeffrey

 I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep
Poet deVine
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6 posted 04-30-2000 12:39 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Nice to meet you! A poet you are for sure! This confirms it...
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7 posted 04-30-2000 01:00 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Janet, you did a wonderful job on this. This is really REALLY good work
Michael
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8 posted 04-30-2000 12:50 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Well, I must contend that you are not a "wannabe poet".  You are a poet(ess) and a good one at that.  Your words touch the souls of many... and have helped the broken heart of at least one friend I know  

Challenge well met, Janet.


Michael
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9 posted 04-30-2000 12:57 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

You are no 'wanna be', m'friend! This was not an easy challenge, and you carried it out well, especially with the rhyme. Enjoyed much. Thank you.
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10 posted 04-30-2000 01:03 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

~jan

You are most definitely no wanna be a poet...you are one of the finest poets here at passions, and i would even dare to say one of the best i've ran into. besides that you are a wonderful loving person who has been here for me when i needed it the most. thank you! you have my love now and always will.

take care & love ya,
amy

p.s. this was really good by the way, but no duhhh what else do i expect lol  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
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11 posted 04-30-2000 01:32 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

I have to concur with everyone else here Janet, you are definitely NOT a wanna-be!!

Your words and replies to my own poems have helped me greatly. . .and you have poured out your heart and soul to all us here.  We are indeed the ones that are blessed and made better by your presence.

This was a great poem Janet, it shows us your heart, which for myself, is something that I see every day. . .

Wonderful my friend. . .

--------------------------------------------------------

 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

ESP
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12 posted 04-30-2000 01:47 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

"You are" a brilliant poet(ess) !! Your poetry that I have read I found wonderful!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
Janet Marie
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13 posted 04-30-2000 02:58 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

I am SO OVERWHELMED by the sweet and kind encouraging replies to this...
that I am truly at loss for words...
please know EACH reply is heartfelt,
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!


*wanna be poet* is a knickname a special friend gave me...it has come to stand for my desire to continually grow as a writer.
Something that I am continually inspired to do sharing this room with the high calibur of poets here.
This place is so very special because of all of you.


 ~as always, Take Care,JM~
--------------
I know it's been a long road
To get these towns behind me and I
Will gladly reap what we may sow--
I am there for you ...
and you're there for me ...
Are you waiting for
Heart in hand
Woman and man
See me where I stand I am
Heart
Heart in hand
~vertical horizon~

serenity blaze
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14 posted 04-30-2000 11:24 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Okay, so I'm a little late....WANNABE, my ass...(Ouch. That sounded bad--people will begin to talk...)  Beautiful work, twin!

i'll respond to this challenge as soon as I can get past the first line...lol--can't top you tho, sweets!  and for the record, I am glad you ARE...
TearsFromHeaven
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15 posted 05-01-2000 03:37 AM       View Profile for TearsFromHeaven   Email TearsFromHeaven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TearsFromHeaven

Janet Marie,
     I don't see a wanna be poet here, but a true poetess who writes from the heart.  I love it.  I am a friend of TerryW's and he is the one who told me about passions.  He also told me about a few poets I needed to read, and I must admit, he was right!  You are great!

 Trust Instinct. Instinct will keep an animal alive, but Logic can kill a man.

Richard "Rickey" N. Boydstun, Jr.
JamesMichael
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16 posted 05-01-2000 05:11 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Well Janet I feel like now I have gotten to know you a little bit better...I was happy to read that true contentment is almost in your sight and hopfully your reach.
So you are inspired only late at night...I have been inspired a few times late at night..usually just one or two lines come into my mind..then I get up in the middle of the night and write them down...then I am happy...I can usually build from that one line at a more presentable hour.    James
Tess
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17 posted 05-01-2000 08:35 AM       View Profile for Tess   Email Tess   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tess's Home Page   View IP for Tess

Glad you "wanna be a poet" JM because you ARE....and a wonderful one.  
I know exactly what you mean about inspiration coming at night. Sometimes strikes at the strangest times and places.
Keep writing  

 "Love is the only drug you can take that will convince you each time
that you've never had it before."
~author unknown~


Danny Holloway
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18 posted 05-01-2000 12:24 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

JM, this is vintage Janet Marie~~~~
are you getting enough sleep???
~~Nice writing~~and back up you go!
BEH
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19 posted 05-01-2000 01:25 PM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

I love this.....and nope you are not a wanna be...you are a good one  

lol am glad I didn't read this before I wrote mine...this is so perfect I probably wouldn't have written one  

[This message has been edited by Corazon (edited 05-01-2000).]
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20 posted 07-04-2000 06:25 AM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

Janet, you are so modest..if you are a wannabe poet, then what does that leave this
raw greenhorn with?

enjoyed this muchly, esp the lines about holding photos close to you in the hope that fragile memories will remain just as crystal clear....identify with the line about having the words to heal a broken heart...well, thats why i am attempting to write poetry...so that someone may gain an itsy-bitsy solace from my words

WELL DONE!!!
 
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