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Author Name: FreeSusanne 28 Comments
Date Added: July 06, 2004 23:07:06 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Finding My Voice
My inner voice lay hidden Until the day you passed away It was then I started writing There was so much I had to say You never knew me as a writer My voice was silent way back then But through my grief I found my calling Exposing my feelings through my pen I began to find a purpose As my words began to flow 'tho my heart was tinged with sadness For you would never know I opened my heart to strangers Sharing the love I felt for you 'tho my life turned upside down Thoughts of you would get me through I wrote about my garden And shared my love of the sea Through my ever flowing words I felt your presence close to me I'd write of love and romance And of those in desperate need Poetry became my main obsession How my mind would eagerly feed I have made so many friends And for them so much I care I find comfort sharing my feelings Through my heart and soul I share So, Dad, I hope you see me And I hope you would be proud I've come out of the shadows And through my heart my voice is loud
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Comment By: Freestarshine on November 15, 2007 08:27:15 AM Report
Wonderfully written and well expressed.  Thanks for sharing.

Comment By: Freejoshua on November 6, 2004 08:21:09 PM Report
This was a very beautful poem Sue (adding this to my fav's) congrats
joshua Daniel
Comment By: FreeJeff on August 22, 2004 12:51:53 PM Report
Oh how I can relate to this one, i didn't write at the time either...many years later, I found writing was a way to deal with my grief...not sure what I would do without it now.

Excellent write, your poems are wonderfully done.
Comment By: FreeJake R. Parsons on August 19, 2004 03:14:20 AM Report
This poem truly is almost flawless!!! Definitely a piece well-deserving of being featured! Wonderful journey into the heart of a person! I loved it!
Comment By: FreeSharon Jorcil James on August 17, 2004 11:37:10 AM Report
Wonderful indeed. Looking down from Heaven, I'm sure he is really proud of you.

Shaorn Jorcil-James
Comment By: FreeDano on August 15, 2004 03:51:25 AM Report
WOW... I really love this poem. You did a great job on it :) It's going into my favorites.
Comment By: FreeJessica on August 14, 2004 07:30:28 PM Report
Awww,this is a beautiful and much inspiring peace of work. Congrats!!!
Comment By: on August 13, 2004 04:21:56 AM Report
Lovely piece...congratulations on our award.Your dad is grinning from ear to ear =) take care

Comment By: FreeMarian Mason on August 12, 2004 02:48:53 AM Report
It certainly is and the song it sings is pure heaven. Well done on your award
Comment By: TrialAnn on August 11, 2004 07:03:05 PM Report
Lovely tribute to your father and well deserved award for a nicely crafted poem. Congratulations.
Comment By: Freenanette on August 11, 2004 03:42:59 PM Report
Congratulations on your award winning, write.. Well deserved and very spiritual.. Thank you for sharing..
Comment By: Freemangallel on August 10, 2004 10:51:42 AM Report
Congratz Sue :D Many more featured poems to come I'm sure. I know how special this poem is to you and it's great that you've got this long-deserved recognition for your writing skills :) Keep writing and submitting :D
Comment By: FreeBOB on August 9, 2004 08:34:40 PM Report
Hello Sue, Congratulations "cobber"
a well deserved Blue Ribbon, a beautiful and emotive Poem, Bob
Comment By: FreeArt on August 9, 2004 09:44:11 AM Report
I know this poem means much to you, which makes your ribbon that much more rewarding. Congratulations on winning with this excellent write.

Comment By: PremiumBlake Hightdudis on August 9, 2004 08:51:11 AM Report
excellent poem, congratulations on your poem.
Comment By: Freejoia on August 9, 2004 07:24:31 AM Report
A special poem from the heart to your Dad. He is looking down with such pride, as well he should. This was wonderful and shines as bright as your ribbon, congrats, joia
Comment By: Freelamzy on August 9, 2004 05:38:16 AM Report
A beautiful write, congrats on the blue ribbon.
Comment By: FreeWith pain comes strength on August 9, 2004 03:34:08 AM Report
Brilliant write, am sure your dads watching over you, proud of you x
Congrats on the award
Comment By: Freeartandsoul on August 9, 2004 01:26:07 AM Report
This is absolutely amazing. I loved ever single word of this poem. You are a very talented writer. Congrats on the award.
Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on August 8, 2004 10:34:00 PM Report
Wonderful, wonderful write for your Dad, Sue....Congratulations on your Award....
The Bag Lady
Comment By: FreeKendra on August 8, 2004 10:32:43 PM Report
Aww such a great write! Congratulations on your award!
Comment By: FreeGay Johnson on August 8, 2004 09:46:44 PM Report
Sue, you have once again blessed us with this wonderful write. Some how I missed this one. Congratulations on the blue ribbon.
Gentle Dove
Comment By: FreeMelissa on August 8, 2004 09:25:57 PM Report
Very sorry to hear of your loss, but glad you found your voice. Without your voice you never would have been able to write an amazing poem like this. Thanks for sharing. Congrats on the well deserved award.
Comment By: FreeArt on August 3, 2004 09:43:22 PM Report
Another fine tribute to your father. You've definitely found your voice. Excellent work.

Comment By: FreeBOB on July 15, 2004 02:45:21 PM Report
Once again, that poetry is absolutely
beautiful, Bob
Comment By: FreeCeeCee on July 7, 2004 11:10:28 PM Report
Very well done...your poems truly touch the heart...
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on July 7, 2004 02:48:55 AM Report
Your voice is loud Sue, this poem says it all in a lovely way.

Comment By: FreeTanya on July 7, 2004 12:03:01 AM Report
This is absolutely beautiful!!! I just wanted you to know that!


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