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Lifes Too Short


Time goes by to quickly
to hold your feelings inside
Especially when their so strong
even if they don't abide...

By all the accepted rules
most people live by
because this one time in your life
You should not wonder why?

Why you didn't act
on what you felt in your heart
when no one could change
it since the very start...

The first time I saw you
and our eyes connected
I knew my life would be
dramatically effected...

I do not regret our choices
nor do I feel unworthy
of your love and affection
that makes me sincerely...

Elated and alive
in ways I never knew
I could begin to feel
that are so truly...

Breathtaking and consuming
in my every day life
with blissful power that
cuts like a knife...

Right into my soul
and touches my heart
In such a positive mode
it tears me apart...

To think of my world
without you in it
tomorrow or ten years
from now you fit...

With me like a glove
glued to my body
holding me together
in a way that's oddly...

Familiar and so natural
it almost scares me
to wonder how you
and could actually not be...

Together for a lifetime
if nobody else existed
We would live a world
of pure blissfulness...

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Houston Chronicle

Emotions take center stage at Houston poetry festival
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In late July of 2009, a 15-year-old poet told her mother that she felt sad. She felt down and she couldn't figure out why. Young Zhalarina Sanders had just returned to her Tampa, Fla. home after spending a week in Chicago for the Brave New Voices ...



The Atlantic

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Poetry presentation workshop at Rice Aug. 10
Foster's Daily Democrat
Poetry lovers and readers are invited to participate in the Maine Poetry Express workshop at the Rice Public Library at 8 Wentworth St., Kittery. The workshop, scheduled for Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon, is designed to help participants become more ...



Jakarta Post

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With its fairytale towers, quirky animated sculptures, fantastical constructions and musical fountains, the inventive world crafted out of discarded junk by the man known as the "Scrap Metal Poet" is tucked away deep in the northwestern French countryside.

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Stevenson: Soul work with the poets
Herald-Mail Media
The inherent and blessed slowness that summer provokes takes me to the deck each morning to read poetry and let the soul and psyche converse with the other. As the years advance and before I go the way of all the Earth, I keep saying to myself: “Be real!



American Life in Poetry: 'My Cousin, Milton'
The Spokesman-Review
In one of my recent columns, I wrote about the importance to the overall effect of a poem of having a strong ending, and here's a fine example of that. It's by Terri Kirby Erickson, a North Carolinian, from her book, “Becoming the Blue Heron ...



Press-Enterprise

Athletes and poets both excel by losing themselves in the Zen zone
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The Wire

Simplicity, the Essence of Kedarnath Singh's Poetry
The Wire
However, it should not be assumed that Kedarnath Singh was a surrealist or mystic poet. On the contrary, he was plain and simple, both in life and in poetry. His poetry is essentially that of a common man – speaking in his language and dealing with his ...



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But poetry is, and always has been, more than simply transportive. Poetry is inherently political, emotional, and spiritual. Reading a poem is a meaningful act, a form of listening to other's voices and experiences that resonates far deeper than the page.



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Poetry and Fiction Night
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Rapunzel's Coffee and Books, 924 Front St., Lovingston, Poetry and Fiction Night, 7:30 p.m. No cover. Details: (434) 263-6660 or www.rapunzelscoffee.com. Upcoming dates. Fri, Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm · Download schedule. Schedules. Occurs Friday, July 27th, ...


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