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A Poet's Commitment
by Carmen Ruggero

Monday, July 19, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A Poetís Commitment

I write poetry because:
I want to know the flip side of purple,
wade in a waterless creek,
witness a sunrise at twilight,
listen to hear the silence sing
to me a new melody
uttering verses not yet conceived.

I write poetry:
searching for peace amidst the quake,
to see heaviness turn feathery-lightĖ
thrust by the breeze in uncharted directions,
to find blood in stony hearts,
buried in graveyards filled with hate
and a loveless plight to end all
thatís good and sacred in human life.

I write poetry because:
I long for that yellow rim of sunlight
crowning the charcoal clouds
that reign over tormented lives,
existing behind steel bars
of spiritual imprisonment.

Cause I want to tear down the walls,
nd live in a straw-made hut,
and invite the bad, bad wolf
to huff and puff, and blow it down,
and set me free, fences are gone,
so come and get me unworthy one,
and catch this feather in weightless flight!

I write poetry because:
I breathe the scent of spring
in a winterís moonless night,
cause I see beauty in the thorn,
and tears become smiles,
when the child in me fiddles
with notions unreal and wild.
Cause I canít stop the search,
cause I know purple, as does the coin,
has a brighter side, and so,
in endless search, I write on.

Carmen Ruggero © 2004



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Reviewed by Axilea MU 10/3/2007
Many poets will relate to this. I do.


Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 9/28/2004
This touches so deeply Carmen.
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 8/15/2004
Beautifully stated! ~Z~
Reviewed by Jeff Mason 8/7/2004
Excuse me, but THIS touches me very deeply!Wow! A grand scheme you lay out in your wistful reasoning. -- Jeff
Reviewed by RD Larson 8/2/2004
Your graceful talent always, always raises my heart and mind to a better level. I wish you all the success you deserve. I think that everything you write is more and more intense and has more depth of the soul in it. Best, your friend, RD Larson
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 7/28/2004
...and all you need now, is a red hat!
this is what it's all about, and no one can put a price on it (although it WOULD be nice to have our taxes reduced since our words are a precious commodity.)

Reviewed by Franz Kessler 7/28/2004
Breathtaking testimony. Franz
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 7/27/2004
Oh, boy, I like you. This was exquisite.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 7/25/2004
Tour de force!! B r a v a !!!!
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 7/25/2004
Purple is beautiful.
You sound like an exception person one I would love to know.Guess I will just have to keep reading you then ,egh?And...I will.
excellent at writing original and inspiring poetry.
I loveed this poem Carmen.
Best wishes
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/21/2004
Carmen this is beyond fantastic! You are awesome my friend! Kudo's!
see you when I get back, couldn't pass this up;-)!
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 7/20/2004
...and I am soooo glad that you did, Carmen. My, you can write with such great depth and boundless creativity - a superb piece!

Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 7/19/2004
flawless and inspirational!
Reviewed by Rose L 7/19/2004

Thanks for the brilliant window into your writer's heart and soul! I am so glad you DO write, because I know that your work inspires me.

The esoteric nature of purple is one of my greatest joys!!! Search on!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/19/2004

dang, i love this write--you said it succinctly!! BRAVA!

outstanding imagery--and i love the color purple. :)

(((HUGS))) and love, karla.

a keeper *thank you*
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/19/2004
Keep writing poet! Great write.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 7/19/2004
"A Poet's Commitment" depicts the Poet and the reasons of the Poet's emotions and will.

I like the message delivered by "A Poet's Commitment".

I salute You, Sublime Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/19/2004
Superbly expressed, Carmen. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/19/2004
Write right on Carmen!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 7/19/2004
This is exactly why I write as well. You've captured it perfectly.
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa 7/19/2004
The work of a great poet. Thanks.
Reviewed by Helga Ross 7/19/2004
This is terrific, Carmen!
Full of energy, fresh expression and imagination.
You're inspired, m'lady, I can tell.

"uttering verses not yet conceived."

like so:

"I want to know the flip side of purple,
wade in a waterless creek,"

Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger 7/19/2004
Carmen and you do write poetry extremely well too!!! Very inspirational creation Poet!!! Outstanding work!!!
Reviewed by jude forese 7/19/2004
and i'm glad you do ... you write because you have no choice, you have the heart of a poet ...
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 7/19/2004
Wowwee, Carmen, this is wonderful! I just love the expressions here. Thank you for sharing.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 7/19/2004
I write because I want to express the things
that I cannot say to exopress.
Soemthing writing helps us in that way.

Sandie May Angel

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