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There's a Poem
by Andy James Turner
Monday, April 30, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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There's a poem within me


That I'm afraid to let out


The pain that's within me


Has my brain yelling out



The well that was so deep


Is leaking through cracks


My words become dry


The well accepts wishes


But doesn't comply



My muse has refused


To amuse anymore


The drought leaves words


With plenty to doubt

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Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 11/11/2012
I feel you
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 10/22/2012
I think many of us have times when we can't share what we feel....M
Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 7/12/2012
Both pain and pleasure are paint daubs on the pallet, Andy, accompanying a score of other pigment hues. Newly reading your writings here in the Den, I see your brush is in all of them. ~~ Diana
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 5/6/2012
Your Brit wit is shining, Andy! I think you need a few toasted marshmallows, some graham crackers, and a bar of chocolate.
I'm about to make S'mores and I'd like very much if you'd join me across the sea. You just need some emotional nourishment to get your muse going strong.
Since I lost my best friend dad, my muse has gone silent too.
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 5/6/2012
A sip from the well that's all you need.
To unique words flowing from your soul.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/6/2012
I like the conundrums here, Andy: the pain is so intense that it's leaking out through the cracks of a very deep well that has, perhaps, been supressed - and yet there is also a drought of words to express it. The lines are so small and tight the fear, phobia, sense of lack of air, etc, is very well communicated and felt. Great compression of ideas also makes the heart and lungs feel squeezed. Also like the play on words with doubt and drought. Neat work which I think could be tweaked to be even tighter to prise out the small repetitions! :)) xx
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/2/2012
Both droughts and floods are becoming every day occurences now on this sad planet we call home.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 5/1/2012
There once was a well
That became drier than hell
Simply because
A muse had some flaws
But since none of that mattered
It was eventually flattered
Till the well became full
And the story's no bull
Because fear is no friend
And droughts all do end

Patrick

Reviewed by Jon Willey 5/1/2012
squeeze, wrestle or coerce it Andy just please see to it that it gets out - as for doubts, you should have none as this ditty is wittier than most - I wish you love and peace my dear friend - Jon Michael
Reviewed by JMS Bell 5/1/2012
IN ORDER TO FIX AN 'ITCH', ONE HAS TO FIRST ADMIT THEY HAVE ONE. THE VERY FACT THAT YOU FEEL A NEED TO 'BARE IT ALL', SHOWS GROWTH AND YOU'RE MAKING A GREAT START WITH THE SHARING OF THIS REVELATORY WORK.I HAVE NO DOUBT...WHEN THE DAY ARRIVES THAT YOU JUST 'GO FOR IT...', THE WORK THAT FLOWS OUT OF YOU AT THAT TIME, WILL BE WORTH EVERY MINUTE OF THE WAIT! SINCE YOU ALREADY WRITE SO WELL, I AM LOOKING FORWARD FOR THE 'RELEASE' OF THIS PENT UP OFFERING. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/1/2012
Depending upon your life experiences, your drought will probably become a gusher in due time.

Ron
Reviewed by jude forese 5/1/2012
sometimes you have to let your muse choose its own direction ... have faith in what it wants to say ...
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/1/2012
Writing has always been a great way to soothe my soul...a release...one day you'll find the words...

Anna
Reviewed by Diana Wiles 5/1/2012
I have found there is a wonderful freedom and healing in 'letting it out'...but it has to be the right time for you...I think you are nearing this time...
Best wishes, Diana...
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 4/30/2012
All in good timing
*Andy*
for a reveal!!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Joy Hale 4/30/2012
Your words go deeper than many might think and your thoughts parallel my own in many ways. There are many reasons you may not want to let this poem "out." I pray that you will find the answer to your dilemma and open your heart only if nd when you feel you should. Very good writing, Andy.

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/30/2012
I think that many of us can relate, Andy. Write it out. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 4/30/2012
hmmm, write it ....then post it in secret code. :)
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 4/30/2012
Let that poem out!!!
Reviewed by Laura Fall 4/30/2012
Oh my Andy, keeping the readers in much suspense with this secretive write not letting the words out. I must add, hope there is a sequel where you spill the beans. Fantastic poetry as always Laura
Reviewed by Abigail Kloss-Aycardi 4/30/2012
Andy, this is really good! hahaha, How articulate of me! This is concentrated emotion packed into three short verses and I can completely relate to it. Awesome! -
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 4/30/2012
"There's a poem within me / That I'm afraid to let out"

I know we have had our problems, Andy, but here is some advice whether you want it or not. Let the damn poem out. I wouldn't be the man I am today if I had kept things hidden from view. Write your words, they will free you.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/30/2012
There is no doubt as to the humor of this poem as far as I am concerned...e



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