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Why I'll Tell You Why I Write (for Martie)

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icebox
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0 posted 04-24-2004 10:54 PM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for icebox


You asked me why,
not how,
I write poetry.
I don't think my motivations matter,
or would even help you understand
the separate river flowing through my soul;
it is hard sometimes for me to walk softly,
and I don't mean to shatter any useful illusions,
but I don't seek ovations
and I can just barely handle praise,
even then
only at a distance,
please don't misunderstand
I am not constructing resistance,
I savor your thoughts
the raw and pure energy,
the vulnerability,
the visions
tastes and scents,
the innocence that never will exist
within the walls of my redoubt,
but none of this really
is what this poorly structured poem is all about;
I am writing to thank you
for enfolding me,
though all too briefly,
inside the shelter of your soul,
and as recompense
try to make sense
of what and why it is
that I also try to do
in poems
without needing to give warning.

I write poems
for the sad simple truth
that the voices inside me are maddening;
I have found no other key
to reality's chains
when my soul weeps awake in the morning.


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Sunshine
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1 posted 04-24-2004 10:57 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I write poems
for the sad simple truth
that the voices inside me are maddening;

~*~

Amen...
and you couldn't have
done it for a better poet.
icebox
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2 posted 04-25-2004 12:26 AM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

Thank you for your comment.  There is little I can say beyond that, but it is appreciated.
serenity blaze
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3 posted 04-25-2004 01:25 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

"I write poems
for the sad simple truth
that the voices inside me are maddening;"

yes.
passing shadows
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4 posted 04-25-2004 04:31 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

send the voices to me, I need some company
Margherita
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5 posted 04-25-2004 08:32 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

The inner voices urge you to write and I am grateful you surrender always, and so very beautifully.
I agree it's not easy to handle praise and still ....it means you have shared your gift and helped someone else to understand, to feel, to ponder, to rejoice ...
Thank you.
Love, Margherita
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6 posted 04-25-2004 08:45 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

yes..I understand.

To have lived the dream of a love so true...
   is to have seen a glimpse of heaven.

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7 posted 04-25-2004 08:49 AM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

I write poems
for the sad simple truth
that the voices inside me are maddening;
I have found no other key
to reality's chains
when my soul weeps awake in the morning.



and, I understand, too.....

Marge Tindal
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8 posted 04-25-2004 10:41 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

IceBox~

'I am writing to thank you
for enfolding me,
though all too briefly,
inside the shelter of your soul,
and as recompense
try to make sense
of what and why it is
that I also try to do
in poems
without needing to give warning.'


Oh ... yes, I am understanding this so much~

And ... our dear Martie will continue to 'enfold' such a soul that shows in this penning~

She's like that ... yeah, she is~

She, and others of us, know the voices~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*When the heart grieves over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
- Sufi epigram <))><

noles1@totcon.com

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9 posted 04-25-2004 12:25 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

And I think you are not alone in that need to release truth.  That you are able to canal your truth into beautiful verse and then open the flood gate allowing your words to flow out into this blue ocean is a gift and an offering.  
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10 posted 04-25-2004 12:53 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

I write poems
for the sad simple truth
that the voices inside me are maddening;
I have found no other key
to reality's chains
when my soul weeps awake in the morning.

Little you can say beyond that? There IS nothing left to say after that, it encompasses(at least for me) everything that leads me to write. Thanks for expressing it.
Janet Marie
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11 posted 04-25-2004 02:20 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

I don't think my motivations matter,
or would even help you understand
the separate river flowing through my soul;
it is hard sometimes for me to walk softly,

and I don't mean to shatter any useful illusions,
but I don't seek ovations
and I can just barely handle praise,
even then
only at a distance,

======================


*honoring this impressive, sincere write from a distance*
Susan Caldwell
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12 posted 04-27-2004 04:26 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell



I knew this about you.

Sometime ask me how I knew.

"cast me gently into the morning, for the night has been unkind"
~Sarah McLachlan~

Martie
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13 posted 04-27-2004 05:35 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

icebox

Your poetry comes from great depths, and lets us see the truth that many can't find or reveal.  I'm so glad you do write, for without your poetry, I would never have known the dear man that you are.  
Marge Tindal
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14 posted 02-27-2008 01:06 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal


-ing the best~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
Email -           noles1@totcon.com     

latearrival
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15 posted 03-06-2009 01:32 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

I can only repeat what Martie has written.  This needs to be reposted every year. latearrival
 
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