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  • Ray Quesada (12/6/2012 5:15:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    YOUR TOWER OF TIME

    America, have you forgotten
    the very sun that warms your face and your feet?
    , have you forgotten
    the miracle that paints your afternoon streets
    a solemn orange and silent red;
    do you stare at the ground instead?
    look up, the sun is calling;
    'I'm disappointed in you', it is softly saying
    'get off your knees, stop praying'
    your Tower of Time is falling.

    This is one of my newer poems - - - If i had to describe my writing technique, it's kinda like pulling off a band-aid. i let the emotion behind my poems build up inside of me...i pretty much ignore them (poetically) until the force sort of sneaks up on me and i can't prevent it from coming out. Also, I don't have a particular writing pattern, i.e. once a week, twice a day, etc. - - - my writing is very sporadic. a lot of people will cry or punch a wall when emotions come to a boiling point (and i do my share of that too) , but, i try to harness that emotion and sit down and put it in words, get it out quickly, and try to stay very focused. i would actually call it a mental state of heightened awareness, which probably causes me to temporarily have conscious access to a larger portion of my entire vocabulary and other abilities of effective communication. (that state only lasts maybe 45 minutes at most for me, but most often only for like 2-6 minutes...) to me it seems too intense to stay in that mental state for too long - - it's almost tiresome in a way. I think many people would equate poetry metaphorically to weeping or loudly celebrating. but most people, when they genuinely cry, only do it probably for 2 minutes or so, so it would make sense that intense poetic writing would only come in short bursts usually for most people. does anyone else share my feelings about this, or have any totally different approaches to writing?

  • Jacquelyn Burge (12/5/2012 10:37:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    I think almost everyone could relate to my poetry, I may not have manty on here but read my poems and find out.

  • Lareine Sede (12/4/2012 4:32:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    please read my poems on the name juslaine larei and post your comment what you think

  • Young Emmy (12/4/2012 2:55:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Please am new here and I don't know how to write a poem, can anybody please help me out???????????

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    • Sarah Mohyla (12/8/2012 2:53:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      What i do, is i start writing whenever i have a really strong emotion and the poem just comes to me. I don't sit down and try to write cuz it doesn't work that way. I need to feel something deeply ... more

  • Karoliena Somura (12/2/2012 10:01:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Looking for the realist shit?Read my poems and dont worry I dont curse on any of them, they are just me trying to let people know, they're not alone, because I felt that way for the longest time. But my poems arent perfect so I would really appreciate any tips to make them reach an even deeper level with a nice flow

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    • Sarah Mohyla (12/8/2012 3:39:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      I've read all your poems and i love them! they are all so relatable for me. I almost cried when i read them.....keep up the good work!

  • Fristian Chayyi (12/2/2012 3:05:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    how to publish my own poet or poem?

  • Meena Mustafa (12/2/2012 1:46:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    Hi fellow poets,
    I am back once again and please do read my poems :) I am sure you wont be disappointed. Thanks :)
    Meena

  • Moffat Mbuzi (12/1/2012 3:47:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Pain for Love

    What hurts me the most is the fact that i love you
    What shocks me the most is why i love you
    What supprises me the most is how i love you
    What breaks my heart is the fact that im crazy about you
    What worries my heart is the truth that i can't change reality
    The truth that im stuck on you
    Loving you has brought both pain and happiness
    I love you that it breaks my heart

    Will you take some time to read my poem?

  • Devon P. John (12/1/2012 12:22:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    one love! ! ! your bwi devon da poet... you'll see meh on da home page... check out ma writings...
    check meh out on facebook @ https: //www.facebook.com/devondapoet... shalom...

    Lioness

    Golden uniform, neatly compiled
    Vigilant eyes, ears of great size
    Sharp white teeth: canine and incisors
    Nostrils are small but can scent from miles
    Paws of a warrior; nails of razor
    A roar of terror alerts the transgressor
    Swift and patient: slow to attack
    Aggressive and progressive no turning back
    Ancient adoration: blood of royalty
    Indifferent to defense is an abnormality
    Unity with a lion; the love you comprise
    A kind of woman i entice

  • Earl Spencer (11/30/2012 9:54:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    Hello Rachel, I write in spurts as well then go dry as a bone for a day or two.
    Like you my poems are short unless on rare occasion I get on a roll.

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