writer's island

For some reason, I only want to write small poems lately. Maybe its because so many things in my life is so disorganized right now that my writing is an attempt to at least be as short and as neat as possible. This one was inspired by Cletus Nelson Nwadike's The Poems in My Heart:



I locked the poems
inside my heart
and never gave
the key
to anyone.

somehow they
escaped
and gave me
a voice
instead.


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16 comments:

  1. That is so true for me too. I try to hide my poems but they escape!

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  2. I love this, true and succinct. I'm a great fan of short poetry!

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  3. I like this. Just lovely.

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  4. i like short poems that can express what the writer wants to say in so little words.

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  5. Lovely - isn't it true that sometimes poems escape when you least expect it?

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  6. Nice concept, well written. Like the photo, too!

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  7. Oh yes! Those poems do come singing out, don't they? Not matter how deeply we try to hide them. Well done!

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  8. These poems may be "small" but they have a beautiful big message.

    Lovely :)

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  9. wonderful and so true for me as well ~ I love the inspiration poem as well. peace, JP/deb

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  10. Fragrant words and so beautifully said!

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  11. Hi Odessa! Oh, I love this poem -- it might not have a lot of words, but what it says is awesome!!! I can totally relate to the part about "somehow they/ escaped/ and gave me/ a voice/ instead." Wow -- yes, a voice! This is really powerful. Thank you.
    :)

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  12. Hi Odessa! Very pretty photo too!
    :)

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  13. So true the heart bursts and sheds the poems we've locked in there ... I like these short poems ... they can be so strong

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  14. Less is more! This is the perfect example. And I for one am very pleased your poem made a bid for freedom!

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  15. Hey beautiful! I missed you! I was thinking about you yesterday as I usually do when I think of my sister. I know how much you miss your sister because I know how much I miss mine.

    I'm so glad to see that poetry gave you a voice, and it looks like you're doing more art too! Nice job. I'm hoping to publish my artwork, even though it's a bit kindergarten when my teacher is done. It takes so long to do each piece that it seems like forever before I can share...but good suggestion. take care and I'll talk to you soon.

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