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A Poem is Born!
by Lynn M Duriga
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
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Peeping chicks aren't the only things that hatch. Ideas can too.


A Poem is Born!
It happened late this afternoon. I’m glad it’s finally here.
Like any parent, I do think, it’s quite a little dear.
I was really glad to see it as at times I wasn’t sure
If the time to hatch would ever come and if it would endure.
At first it didn’t look like much as it broke out of its cell.
It’s downy feathers, slick and wet, were stuck with bits of shell
It was wobbly and unsteady as it tried to find its legs
It seemed a little dazed at first to be outside its egg.
My poem though somehow, like a chick, survived its grand debut.
It stretched its wings and fluffed itself, it knew just what to do.
But still I hovered close at hand, after it arrived.
I wanted it to have the very best chance to survive.
Just like a cheeping baby chick must grow into a bird.
A poem, too, must fledge and grow -- word by word by word.
So, I plan to watch it carefully, tuck it safe beneath my wing
I’ll keep it warm. I’ll nurture it. I’ll love the dawg gone thing.
I’ll protect it from all prying eyes and sing it lullabies.
But mostly what I plan to do is edit and revise.
Edit, revise, edit, revise, edit, revise, revise, revise.
Until my poem is good enough, I feel, to set it free.
Then I’ll watch as it soars off to whatever its fate may be.
I hope, of course, it will soon reach a welcome destination
A place where it can roost awhile in a reader’s imagination.





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Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/7/2008
Oh this is so lovely and an inspiration to many....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 8/6/2008
Hi Lynn,you have given birth to a lovely poem for all the readers to see and experience.Writing poem is a great accomplishment.When you can write a poem either by pen or just using a keyboard in front of a computer screen,it makes a person feel so good about themselves because they are the ones that completed a poem by themselves without any help from anyone.Its good that a writer can get inspiration from the most unique and unexpected places to write their poetry.I enjoy reading this unique and fantastic poem.take care

Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 8/6/2008
Excellent writing..enjoyed....have a wonderful and safe day...Hugsss
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 8/6/2008
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Inspiration always come to us when we least expect it. Wonderful job!!! I like it the fact that you have given an effort to make this rhyme. Rhyming is good, sounds good when read, especially when written with proper rhythm. However, take to heart that not all poems need to rhyme. Some are free verse.

Sandie Angel :o)
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