Friday, March 7, 2014

Life is a Journal











I write believing every day
should be a new poem
in the book of life

each word, line and verse
creating  new adventures
on crisp white pages

a  poet of consciousness
power to teach, heal & feel
chapter after chapter

I fear struggling days pages torn
crumpling sheets of sorrow & pain
inserting a page break

scribbling heartfelt messages
stretching my imagination
exploring forms & songs

I will continue to write
until  my journey ends
leaving a legacy behind

to know me you only need
to read between the lines..

posted for dVerse
writing personal manifestos-


32 comments:

  1. Love your first stanza, the idea about every day as new poem...nice

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    1. Thank you humbird..and the first one to leave a note..

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  2. as a journaler...i hear you and understand. i capture my days in verse...my thoughts...my feelings...what i see...one day maybe my boys will read and understand me more...

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    1. I am sure you understand as we write our thoughts..I keep two journals one is a dream journal and that one is full of interesting adventures from the other realm.

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  3. To know you're a poet, I have only to read these lines! Great manifesto - so much soul, so much about the journey and the realization of you along with your poetry. You let us see how it is the journey of the poet and not the destination. I really enjoyed it. Well done!

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    1. Thank you Gay, I enjoyed the prompt as it made me think about my intentions as a writer.

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  4. Life is a journal, certainly. It stays for posterity transcending generations after us.It is only fair to write them or they're lost forever.Great thoughts Truedessa!

    Hank

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    1. Words that transcend time..this makes me smile.

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  5. Yes, everyday is a new poem...and writing through the fear, it takes courage...i will remember to read between the lines.

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    1. Thank you Ronald sometimes between the lines in the real story..

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  6. Exactly.. The truth is really between the lines.. I like that a lot.

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    1. Thanks Bjorn..so much said ..

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  7. each day a new poem...i like to look at life like that...

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    1. Claudia, it's a good way to look at life the ability
      to start fresh..

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  8. To be able to reflect yourself in your words so completely must be really amazing. Can't do that writing fiction.

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    1. Hi Alex,

      Thanks so much for visiting..well, I think you are an amazing writer and I enjoyed your book..

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  9. I too like the idea of every day being a new poem! I can also relates to the idea of poetry being part of our legacy, the humble traces we will ultimately leave behind.

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    1. Gabriella,

      I am sure you will leave a great legacy behind..

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  10. We need to scribble those heartfelt messages every day of our life. They will, in the end, be our best and longest lasting legacy!

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    1. Sometimes those scribbling have the most meaning in life. Thank you Mary..

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  11. Yeah that is the way, words shining through no matter the day. Whether it is sunny and bright or we just want to hide away in the night, a bump in the road or not, still writer mode will journal it all hot to trot. Except maybe when in the night you play, may be too busy whacking to write at your bay haha

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    1. The words will flow whether night or day
      upon sunrise or sunset we will have a say
      in the land of nod, one or two can slip away..

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  12. YES! These days I am spending much time archiving my life's work into book form......thinking maybe my family might like to know me better at some point...........we are completely here, between our lines!

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    1. Hi Sherry,

      I am so glad you are working on your project as you have so much to share with others regarding your journey. Nice, to hear from you..

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  13. I think that Truedesda each day is new like an aventure with something new we have to learn!
    Love this so much:)

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    1. Hi Gloria,

      That is true let each day be an adventure..

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  14. I do agree that our writing shows who we are and our words are a type of legacy we will leave. Continue to enjoy your journey~

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    1. Thank you and I hope you enjoy your journey as well..

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  15. To be conscious everyday ... I like what you say. Thanks for visiting me too.

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    1. Thanks and you are welcome I do enjoy your poetry..

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  16. I really love this poem! It is wonderful! :-)

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    1. Thank you for your kind words..

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