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Date Added: April 08, 2010 20:04:25 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Ann's Poetry Challenge...Poetry Is My Voice
Poetry is My Voice
I have no voice
So I write the words my heart wants to say.
Words flow wild and free onto page after page.
Poetry is my voice that sings every song... every lullaby.
A voice that reveals my secrets, my dreams, my esperance.
  It is the child within that asks the questions
 that play upon my mind, especially the "whys", 
the "whens" and the "what ifs".
I hear no sounds
So my eyes tell me when I see the tumbling water
of a  mountain stream that it must know how to talk.
I see the coyote open his mouth to the moon
 and I wonder what he wants to say.
My eyes are a wonderful gift.
They are the window
to the beauty
  that surrounds me.
 I see
your perfectly curved mouth
  and  know your voice must make the sweetest sounds.
Describe to me the voice of the wind as it gently blows
  against my skin...or the sound of summer's breeze 
 among the palms.
I imagine
  the sound of Baby's coo, a meadow lark at dawn
  and a dragonfly hovering gently overhead.
Gazing at the expanse of the night sky
I see thousands of sparkling stars and  contemplate
 the sound they make.
I feel
 our hearts that beat in tune
and  blush. The thunder that others hear
is the sound of our love...
Author's Notes:
Ann's calendar for April 17...write a poem about the thoughts of a person who can't speak....and I added a greater challenge which often goes hand in hand, not being able to hear.  Have you ever wondered if you could explain to someone who cant hear the wonderful sounds that you hear?  Do we take our senses for granted?
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Comment By: FreeMary F. Charest on October 8, 2010 11:05:03 PM Report
Great job, Linda.  You described it so well.
Comment By: FreePelagic Mind on September 10, 2010 10:50:36 AM Report
Its a very good poem in its own right but also a very good insight into deafness JL. I have a friend who is a translator for a deaf society, his mother and father wrere both profoundly deaf, his mother was also mute although she could use her vocal chords. It puts our surroundings and our own "universes" into perspective.


Well Done!

Comment By: FreeTanya Harrison on April 17, 2010 03:56:21 PM Report
Such beauty in every line of this poem Linda Jo.  What a great job of writing a poem about someone without a voice.
Comment By: PremiumHOPE on April 10, 2010 03:16:37 PM Report
This is just terrific and yes I can hear and see the sounds through your poetry.  I too also we take all our senses for granted and this is a great topic from the calendar to write about. you did a great job.

Comment By: PremiumAnn on April 9, 2010 03:55:29 PM Report
Wonderful job on this prompt. You described it so well and put us all in the shoes of one who could not hear nor speak. Just love it.
Comment By: FreeAndrew on April 9, 2010 12:30:20 PM Report
i think it's safe to say that you met the challenge - and exceeded it.  these are some compelling thoughts, thoughts that i'm not so sure most of us would even want to consider.  i applaud your treatment of this.
Comment By: FreeLeila on April 9, 2010 09:03:04 AM Report

This poem points out your paying heed to the deep thoughts. I enjoyed it. Actually hearing is one of the best gifts to us but sometimes lack of such a worth thing can help one. For instance,  the harsh sound of devices in a big city.  

Comment By: FreesHeRi on April 8, 2010 11:13:47 PM Report
Linda this is very diverse in each line but still holds the same premise. A talented write once again.



Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on April 8, 2010 08:41:17 PM Report
Linda Jo:  this is incredible.  I really felt the intensity of this write.  You did a superb job on this....

Lady D


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