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I Am a Poet
by Karen C Vanderlaan

Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I Am a Poet


A challenge by one who I do not know,

Caused me to put some serious thought,

Into why I choose to write poetry,

Thus being, in fact, a poet.


I am a poet because there are rainbows,

And sunsets, sunrises, lightning and thunder.

I write because there are children and grandpas,

And kittens gentle purrs, and puppies licking faces.


I am a poet because I have laughed and I have cried,

Danced with joy and curled up in depression.

I write because I have both felt and caused pain,

And have learned lessons from them both.


I write because in searching for writing the words,

Life just makes more sense, becomes more real.

I am a poet because I live.

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Reviewed by Liana Margiva 4/23/2009
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOUR WORDS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Dale Clark 4/10/2009
Excellent pen for the challenge, Karen, great job!
Reviewed by Linda Hill 4/10/2009
I enjoyed this poem, and I too feel the same. Beautiful, Karen!

Many blessings,
Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy 4/10/2009
A very wise man once told me "the job of a poet is to evoke emotion in the reader" You have done that. I felt what you felt when I saw and experienced the same things, but you put them all together for me. Good job, madam poet.

Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/9/2009
Karen, I find this the perfect answer to the question!
A splendid poem for the challenge!

Love,Happy Easter,
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/9/2009
...and this is why I read your real! Great Job
Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello 4/9/2009
Wonderful! you write like you were writing our lives. Real and true.
This is the best poem about being a poet that I have read.

Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 4/9/2009
It would be hard to just come out and say "yes, I am a poet". Good for you Karen, fun write and so easy to say..."wish I'd said that". Be well, Kathy
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 4/9/2009
Hi Karen, And write on! You say it best with life just makes more sense! Thank you for sharing...

In Spirit,
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 4/9/2009
What better reason to be a poet than; it gives more sense to life. I think I like to write poetry because it decries wordiness and says so much in so few words.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/9/2009
When your heart says, "yes, you are one of them" mo matter what, come rain or sunshine, you will be able to tell us what tickles your soul with words that only poets can.
Yes, you are a poet!


Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 4/9/2009
Perfect answer to the challenge!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/8/2009
Don't get much better than this, Karen, well said!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/8/2009
"I am a poet because I live". And you "poet" very well, Karen! Excellent; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn the StoryTeller (NOT a poet!! LOL). :D
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 4/8/2009
Oh Yes, and that is the reality of a Poet.
Thank you for this Gem,
:) Ch'erie

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