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P Is For Poetry

I don't have a piggy bank. At least, not since I was a kid. Wasn't a traditional pig either, but that doesn't matter....
I have an old coffee container that I keep my change in, and a few old hot chocolate containers filled with pennies. That reminds me to get back to rolling them and taking them to my bank. I have cashed in $20 so far and still have a lot left.
Again, this isn't what I want to fill you in on, though I essentially did anyhow..... no... I want to tell you about my love of poetry, and how I sort-of consider myself a poet.
True story!
I have been published in table-top books like Reader's Digest, though not Reader's Digest, and that is it. I do hope one day I publish a book of my poems, but am not urgent with it either.

Here is the one I wrote today:

Poetry
A word or emotion gets you started
Then it pours out of you, lost and out of control.
At the end you realize
It had to lose control to gain it back
Like a heart attack
You have one and it opens your eyes to how precious life is
Then you live better, healthier, happier
For you
For your loved ones
For anyone.


When the hubby read it, he said it was deep. I guess that's good.
I get inspiration from the strangest things, and it doesn't always flow in a rhythmic way. Though I do write that style as well. See an example here:

Thursday
Thursday, Thursday
the day is so fine
sun is shining
and you are mine
Thursday, Thursday
one more day
I can’t wait to celebrate
Thursday, Thursday
is moving fast
I hope this keeps up
till the weekend’s past.


Okay, so I am not Frost or Poe, but I do it as an outlet. Sometimes it just is the one thing that makes me feel better. So I will keep doing it. 
Pretentious Prose Header
I took the photo and wrote the lines.
If you'd like to keep up-to-date with my poetry, you should follow my Tumblr, Pretentious Prose. It is the only place I really put my poems, though I have a select few on this blog too. Check the label: PoetrybyFreda

Do you have an artistic flair? What is it that floats your boat??


Alphabe Thursday



Comments

  1. Yes you should keep doing it of COURSE! :)

    FOLGERS COFFEE CANS here :) First the spare change goes into an an old cup, then it gets dumped into a coffee can :)

    There is some machine at our grocery store that you just dump all of the change into ( it charges 7 cents on the dollar..I think that it is called 'coinstar' so no rolling change and it is fun to see it all add up. I pretty much financed the Christmas dinner that way last year :)

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  2. I enjoy your thursday poem. I don't read much poetry but I always like poetry form in any style.

    hope you have a sweet day.

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  3. I like to write, but never wrote poetry, till I started writing haiku to accompany my necklaces. Now I don't make necklaces, and the haiku has whither away... You give me inspiration. thanks. {:-Deb

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  4. Lovely poetry filled with enlightenment ~ well done ~ carol, xo

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  5. You write beautifully,Freda.

    Happy Friday!

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  6. Your poems are written very well...

    I like to play around with songwriting and a little bit of story writing too..

    It's a really positive way to process things.

    Perfect post for the letter "P"!

    Thanks for linking.

    A+

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