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Being a Poet
by Rose M Rideout
Saturday, September 11, 2010
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Use your imagination and jot your mind on paper.

Being a Poet

Sept 11, 2010
By Rose Marie Rideout

If you can use your imagination,
You will soon realize,
When you place these words on paper,
They will come alive.

A poem is a thought, a worry,
Sometimes happy, sad, or lost,
But those words make you a poet,
No matter what the cost.

Put your words on paper,
Sign it with your name,
For these words are from you,
You have nothing to lose only gain.

Your imagination is wonderful,
It can take you anywhere, anytime,
It can make you who you choose to be,
Any place or person of any kind.

You can be a prince upon a throne,
Or a lonely old lady, living all alone,
You can be from riches or from poor,
Anything at all, behind that closed door.

If you could just run wild,
Let your imagination run free,
There’s so much talent hidden,
From a poet, you will see.

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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 9/24/2010
You have captured the essence of the gift perfectly Rose. Lovely work.
Reviewed by Paul Judges 9/20/2010
I like the idea of running wild ! Well written, Rose
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 9/19/2010
i like this
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 9/12/2010
Great advice, Rose. I'm warming up to run wild. -gene.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/12/2010
Very good advice, Rose. Thank you for sharing your insightful perspective. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/12/2010
The sky is the limit, as clouds dance in our minds~
Reviewed by John Flanagan 9/11/2010
I admire your understanding of process and compulsion, Rose.

Reviewed by jude forese 9/11/2010
creative truisms you have applied so astutely, i'm impressed ...
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 9/11/2010
Your imagination along with pen and paper and you can travel wherever your thoughts take you...lovely write, Rose

Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 9/11/2010

Wonderful reminder of how writing can set you free, and let you be whoever and whatever you chose while you live inside the paper. Thank you for writing this. You'll never know how much it means to me just now.

Reviewed by TONY NERONE 9/11/2010
Very nicely written.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/11/2010
Beautiful writing, Rose; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 9/11/2010
Nice work, Rose.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/11/2010
Very nicely expressed Cuz, as I have often said the only thing the separates poets and non poets is an imagination and the ability and bravery to use it....keep on keeping on.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/11/2010
You're absolutely right, Rose....It amazes me how many talented poets there are on this site alone! I wish the whole world could read their work! Nicely done, my friend.

Reviewed by Paul Berube 9/11/2010
Great write, Rose.
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 9/11/2010
Welcome back, Rose. Very nice poem for those of us that write and attempt to write poetry. Hope you had a nice vacation.
Your friend, Mark.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 9/11/2010
so very true!
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 9/11/2010
WONDERFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

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