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Author Name: FreeGentle Dove 10 Comments
Date Added: June 14, 2004 16:06:03 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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What Motivates Me
I was motivated to write, when I first realized,
I'm a person with feelings, not to be disguised.
The road has been long and loaded with baggage,
I've been hurt on my journey, I'm worth being salvaged.

I love to laugh and have a good time,
Not at the expense of others, it would be a crime.
I love God, He saved my soul,
If not for him I wouldn't reach my goal.

I love to explore this world we were given,
Find all of the treasures of life that are hidden.
I love my husband with all of my heart,
Our son and daughter, our creation, our art.
I've discovered this talent to write poetry,
Completely by accident, I know it sounds loony.

I think back to the time when I felt despised,
I was looking in the mirror, my soul demoralized.
I gathered my strength and put my foot down,
I'm worth it to me, I'll not be putdown.

I'm motivated to write to help others see,
They are worth it, they motivate me.
Author's Notes:
This is for all of you out there who read my writes and/or leave comments. This is also for everyone who writes from their heart. YOU motivate me.
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Comment By: FreeCynthia Jones on October 8, 2004 11:55:00 PM Report
Gay, my first write happened after Sept.11th. I've been writing ever since. I always write from my heart. That's what keeps me going. You have such a wonderful talent. Keep penning on my friend. *S* Cynthia
Comment By: on June 28, 2004 02:45:39 PM Report
"Hey hey hey, hey hey hey...Simon and Garfunkle.......Mrs Robinson"

"You have a voice so you can sing..
You learn to write, so use your pen...Bob Archell"

There is no bad writing, no bad comment...

In one thousand years time the future will be looking at what you and I wrote about..the slient masses will still be slient.

Keep going Gay..


Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on June 26, 2004 05:46:47 AM Report
With a strong attitude like that,you can't go wrong.Your base is love.That is another sure winner...len
Comment By: FreeWilliam R. Sullens on June 24, 2004 12:50:40 AM Report
Hi Gentle Dove:
What a terrific statement to make and I believe you have definitely made your mark. You accept challenge, are motivated to try new styles and I admire your willingness to put your heart out there for all to see in your writes. You have a wonderful talent and I consider you a friend. Thanks for all your encouragement and beautiful poetry. Bill
Comment By: FreePili Pubul on June 17, 2004 01:32:59 PM Report
Gay,,,,,wonderful generous heart....You are an inspiration to us to..... Great write Pili
Comment By: FreeDori on June 14, 2004 10:35:39 PM Report
Motivated by the people who motivate you. Great concept! Thank you for writing such an uplifting poem. Think I'll end the night with it.

Comment By: FreeRichard Johnson on June 14, 2004 06:19:43 PM Report
You motivate me to love you even more than the day before.
Love Richard
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on June 14, 2004 05:38:58 PM Report
Comment By: FreeJames Lagoski on June 14, 2004 04:55:00 PM Report
Dear Gay-
Your the reason why sometimes when I write I cry
I can't fix the world yet I know I've got to
My friend, some of the best poetry comes not from what we write about ourselves but from
our effort to assist the worlds direction-
I thought you did a great job writing this
Best Wishes to You and Yours~
Comment By: FreeCarrie on June 14, 2004 04:40:17 PM Report
And you motivate me, Gay. You are a terrific writer. Great poem. Well expressed.


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