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Sven
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0 posted 06-04-2002 04:45 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

what poem haven't you written yet??

and, (hold on to your hats)

why haven't you?

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1 posted 06-04-2002 04:59 PM       View Profile for Phaedrus   Email Phaedrus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Phaedrus


All of them - due to lack of ability.
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2 posted 06-04-2002 05:19 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I haven't written that one that makes everyone go 'OH MY GOD!'....and I haven't because I don't think I can!
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3 posted 06-04-2002 05:50 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

Sharon, PLEASE!  you do that every time!     There are SO many that I haven't written, because I just can't get the words right.  Almost like, by putting the idea into words, it changes it into something completely different than what it started out as.  (er, something)     
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4 posted 06-04-2002 06:27 PM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

The one that will bring me true love, and believe me, I have tried.
Sandra
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5 posted 06-04-2002 08:02 PM       View Profile for Allysa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allysa

The one that can better explain my past, present and future self to the one I care about the most.

Why not? Well, one word.  Fear.
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6 posted 06-04-2002 08:13 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Most of the important events in my life, since I was a young teen, have triggered at least one or two poems, and often many, many more than just the one or two. Poetry is not only the way I cope with life, it's usually the way I explain life to myself. The writing somehow forces me to see things in ways I would never have seen without it, and I never fail to learn something about myself when I put words to paper.

Yet in spite of that, and in spite of KNOWING it would help, I still haven't written about the death of my parents. It will be five years this August that my dad died, and four years the same month for Mom. And I haven't written a single word, nor have I even tried. Why?

Lack of courage, I suppose.

I'm afraid I could never capture the emotions well enough to make others understand and feel what I felt and feel. I'm afraid I would fail miserably in the attempt. And I think I'm even more afraid that I might not fail.
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7 posted 06-04-2002 08:14 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

The one that makes everything ok.

Why not? Because - that's not how it works..

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8 posted 06-04-2002 08:22 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This one... http://nan.netpoets.net/nancy/seaing.htm

Why? I guess it would be because I'm still unsure where those steps are taking me??..

Ron - You can borrow the one I just wrote for my own dad..
Oddly enough, I'm pretty happy with it...



[This message has been edited by Nan (06-04-2002 08:24 PM).]

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Ok....I see Marge writing about her granddaughter and cannot find the words to write about my grandson...perhaps some of us have a problem writing about the closest feelings in our heart..and I don't write about the man I'm in love with.....
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10 posted 06-05-2002 12:34 AM       View Profile for Jamie   Email Jamie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jamie's Home Page   View IP for Jamie

the one that can help people in need.
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11 posted 06-05-2002 01:33 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

um...with apologies to Nan...every poem that was an assignment! challenges too...tsk...

anyone see the psychology there?
Sven
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12 posted 06-05-2002 05:01 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

very interesting answers. . .

I'm going to say something along the lines of what Ron said about not writing about the death of his parents. . .

there's one more poem that I haven't written for my own Father. . . and, it's almost time. . .

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13 posted 06-05-2002 11:17 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I haven't written about anything that's happened in these last few days, because it's still too raw....

God bless America, my home sweet home.

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Elizabeth? What's up? Wanna talk? Email me!!!
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15 posted 06-10-2002 08:47 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

I haven't written that poem that was so deep and so heartfelt that even I was amazed by it.
I haven't written anything that has made me actually and truly proud to write the way I do.

I've always written to express....and to help me remember what I've been through so I don't live without knowing how I became the way I am.
However, I don't think I've been completely honest in my poems. I'm always afraid to write about certain things.....

deeply, I feel lost and alone....and I'm always blaming it on the fact that I was completely heart broken over and over again by the same girl, but I haven't put the blame on myself. I know I wasn't an angel...but it's hard to admit it and know just WHERE I messed up....I wish I could write a poem on that....

anyway, yeah thats it. hehe
Sven
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16 posted 06-11-2002 04:39 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

quote:
perhaps some of us have a problem writing about the closest feelings in our heart

because they're too close??

perhaps. . .but, are there other reasons??

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Allysa
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17 posted 06-15-2002 03:16 PM       View Profile for Allysa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allysa

Sven, yes, because they're too close... because we're scared.... because no one can anticipate what will happen because of something they've done.

I wrote one poem that I couldn't write... but the person will never read it because I'm too scared.  I'm terrified that he might react in a weird way and it's too close to my heart for me to be able to deal with that.
JP
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18 posted 06-15-2002 05:22 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

This is a tough question.  I think I've just about puked up every detail of my life in poetic form... Not sure what is still there to write.

I could pen a poem about the outrageous costs of my medicine, or the stupid idea of poisoning yourself with those meds in order to prolong your life....

Honestly though, the only thing I can think of is a poem exploring the idea of my death, and the only reason I haven't even tried is because of our policy of works dealing with suicide - not sure I could write about my demise and not breach that mutually agreed upon taboo.

That and jock itch... really wanted to scribe a diddy about itchy scrotums....

Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
Nil Desperandum, Fata viem invenient

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19 posted 06-15-2002 10:24 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

JP, we accept jock itch poetry in Adult!!
 
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