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Creative Quest
by Anita M Shaw

Thursday, October 07, 2004
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Another exercise we had to do in Allen Fine's poetry class at the Bridging the Years Writer's Workshop. I remind you: I'm really not a poet. I was in this class only because I enrolled too late for one of the classes I really did want, and I wasn't a happy camper--at first. This guy takes the mystery out of poetry and makes you feel you have a good shot at it. By the end of the nearly two hour session, I was glad I'd been 'stuck' in there. . . . even if I'm still not much of a poet!

Footsteps hushed

On red floral carpet

On a Quest to

Recognize The Marvelous

In the mundane

Whoa! Just a sec!


A PoetI Am NOT!

(He begs to Disagree!)

So up those steps

Rugged in red

In disbelief, I trudge.

But, look! Don't you see?

Twin flood lights above

Keep watch like

Hooded sentinels

But then upstairs

Oh pooh, alas!

Closed doors stand fast

Guarding the secrets of

Authors within

Until We are sanctioned to

Go in

When? When?

Just a sec!

The first session's not over yet!

Our mission's unaccomplished . . .

In the hushed, yet crowded hallway

Just one room yawns wide open



So I peek in

And spy right full center

Comfy chairs, unoccupied

(And probably too few!!)

That gather round a conference table

Draped in linen white

Rigged out with

Complimentary pens, and

Reams of paper, too

For aspiring authors to scribble on and

DreamTall, clear, stemmed glasses

Huddle around

Twin amber pitchers

Like chicks around a hen

Waiting to dispense cool water

That'll soothe

Parched throats, or

Nervous faltering hearts!

Off to the side

Like a dark wooden soldier

An easel holds at attention a

Large pad of paper Beckoning . . .

Come in! Come in!

Listen . . . and learn!

I promise-- I will, I will

Then shout-- I HAVE! I HAVE!

Just a sec! Hold on!

And I skip back down the stairs . . .  

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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 10/2/2006
I really enjoyed your POEM! You did It !!Good for you...........M
Reviewed by Nagamuthu Osho 5/30/2006
Respected Poetess,

A beauty and bounty of thoughts, flowing, glowing to light the heart of the readers...
The behold of charm is being, begins, sings in your poem..
god bless you.
your cordailly,
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 1/13/2006
Something I must share that was shared with me not so long ago Sis Anita: "Stop telling yourself what you cannot do, and make yourself go to the place you long to be. . . and that place is not among your dream stealers." Be in the place where you choose, and you will find a way to get there. You must post your 100th poem on Authors Den, then celebrate, poem by poem. Enjoy your journey!
blessin's, 2 U Sister Anita. . .
cynth'ya lewis reed
Reviewed by Lori Moore 10/8/2004
Very nice. I think I need a class.
Reviewed by D May (Reader) 10/8/2004
I loved the title of this and yes, you are a poet! Thank you for sharing this.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 10/8/2004
A day in the life of a writers class..

Nicely done too..

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