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Die Not, the Poet in Me.

A feverish prayer.

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Comment from Terry Overton
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Very touching and it is easy to see why the verses would bring peace to a troubled mind and heart. Your statements about those who do not understand or who are ignorant of our work is something I had felt years ago. No more. I am happiest when I write and that is enough for me!

 Comment Written 04-Aug-2021


reply by the author on 06-Aug-2021
    Hi Terry,

    Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging remarks. It's comforting to know that you were able to relate with the poem. I have given up on a few people now as I feel like they can never accept or understand who I am as a person. It's sad yet freeing at the same time.
reply by Terry Overton on 06-Aug-2021
    That is so true. Be with people who believe in you. Everyone else is not worth your time and mental frustration.
reply by the author on 06-Aug-2021
    Yes, that part of life has indeed started to make more and more sense by the day!
reply by the author on 06-Aug-2021
    Exactly! Thank you again :-)
Comment from royowen
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I think once the poet in me was aroused there is quite literally no way the fire can be doused, nor can anyone steal it from me, I didn't discover it till late, but I'm glad God planted that seed. Beautifully written and said my friend, the writing of this in superb free verse is well received by this appreciative reader, well done, blessings Roy

 Comment Written 04-Aug-2021


reply by the author on 06-Aug-2021
    I am glad that you were able to give yourself a confidence boost as well. I hope you had a great timing reading this one. Thank you for for the kind review.

    Have a nice day! :-)
reply by royowen on 06-Aug-2021
    Well done
Comment from Gypsy Blue Rose
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A feverish prayer.
Die Not, the Poet in Me.
by Aaqib Naeem

Great entry for the Free Verse Poetry Contest. I agree with you, in dark times, prayer can be soothing to the soul.

 Comment Written 04-Aug-2021


reply by the author on 06-Aug-2021
    Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging remarks.
    Have a nice day! :-)
Comment from Patty Palmer
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It's many a writer's worries that one day the words will dry up or the ability to feel ceases. It's the feeling in the writer's heart that produces words to express oneself. Keep on repeating your prayer. It seems to keep you going. Yes, you have poems to write and stories to tell. Let not the poet in you die. Great job!
Patty

 Comment Written 04-Aug-2021

Comment from Laurie Clayton
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Hi there,
I think your verse will resonate with many a creative scribe who has ever taken pen to paper, woken in the middle of the night with a million good ideas, phrases and light bulb moments, then lost sleep over the fact that they are quickly forgotten should you fall asleep again.

The struggle is real and your verse has captured it well.

Thank you for sharing.

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 Comment Written 03-Aug-2021

Comment from Jannypan (Jan)
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You did a great job with your contest entry. I enjoyed reading it. Your words are well chosen and speak to many poets. I like the repeated phrase at the end of each verse. Your words are true ad precise.

In verses 1 and 2, the word [it's] needs to be its.
Best wishes.
Respectfully, Jan

 Comment Written 02-Aug-2021

Comment from mermaids
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You have written and excellent poem for the poet who needs encouragement. "There's power to be found in the depths of your words" is a great line that is so true. There is power in words. Excellent free verse poem that impacts the reader.

 Comment Written 02-Aug-2021

Comment from nomi338
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I hear you, I feel you, I am you. From time to time I will open up one of my old notepads and reread some of my earlier uncompleted work and some that I never did anything with. Some of it shocks me at how raw it was, some of it is embarrassingly bad. Comparing some of my early work with its lack of technique with the style I have developed over time, gives me encouragement to continue working to develop my skills as a writer.

 Comment Written 02-Aug-2021

Comment from Sherry Asbury
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I cannot see your inner poet dying...you have a strong sense of words and the way to use them to express feelings. Poetry is a "me' thing that belongs to our soul. Your presentation is great and just keep that poet at the keyboard!

 Comment Written 02-Aug-2021

Comment from Seshadri_Sreenivasan
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Welcome back Aaqib! Good to see the poet in you pouring out heartfelt words full of emotions that seem unexpressed till now. I thoroughly enjoyed your wonderfully crafted poem with repeated lines and some rhyming for emotional impact. Good luck in the contest!

 Comment Written 02-Aug-2021