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This went into a completely different direction than what I intended; I love it and hope you do, too. :) Enjoy!



I try to swim against the words
flowing from my Muse,
but I'm caught in a rip current
of prose -

My poems flash before my eyes;
are they good enough
to save me from myself or will
I drown

in a salty ocean of tears
that was created
in a moment of self-doubt and
pity?

Seagulls scream suggestions in rhyme,
but I don't listen
to birds who live only to eat
and fly.

What do they know of poetry?
I float on my back,
trying to relax, keeping the
panic

out of my pen; suddenly the
relentless movement
of being dragged out to sea stops ...
I write

myself to safety and rejoice
in the pen's power;
thanks, God, for letting me control
the words.

(c) 2005, Karla Dorman.

 



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Reviewed by Carole Mathys
This is lovely Karla, a beautiful offering!

Peace and love, Carole
Reviewed by Susan Barton (Reader)
What a lifeline!!
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
Wonderfully expressed insight, Karla!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
(((Karla)))

Excellent write; love how your muse operates! Keep up the fantastic writing; your writing SOARS!! Brava!!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
What a unique direction you followed, Karla. I've never heard it expressed quite this way... the last 2-3 verses were like tumbling, I could feel the panic, could hear the waves rushing... you turned your head inside out for this one. What a sharing you've given me. Wonderful stuff! katy xox
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Oh I like this ALOT!!

Well written powerful piece!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Karla I do love this piece, it's great as always
God Bless
Michelle!
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
You've come a long way karla...great!
Have a wonderful 4th!
Reviewed by jude forese
words have the power to transpose as well as compose us ... very interesting frame of thought in this poem ...
Reviewed by F William Broome
Damn, You're Good! You left Jerry Bolton speechless! Never saw that on AD before. Enjoyed the twists and turns and waves of common sense in this one. Had to go back and paddle on in a couple of times, but I got the message. Good work. - Bill

Reviewed by E T Waldron
Are you in sole control, no muse, I wonder...Good one Karla!

love,
etw
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
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