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What is your poetry?

Poetry communicates what nothing other than poetry can. We all have those unspoken stories, the resounding silence and the brilliance of darkness that defy the structures of prose. Some of us can have poetry to speak for us, like Suheir does. Some of us do not have it and read it to know that someone else has spoken for us.

Leonard Cohen said, 'Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.'

How well is your life burning? How much ash did it gather? What is your poetry?

Dedicated to my TED friend Jim Moonan.

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    Jun 17 2013: My poetry is in one of my poems- 'I am still alive" it goes like this:


    I Am Still Alive

    I am at my learning stage
    will be learning and experimenting all the way
    Don’t judge me as a success or a failure
    I am yet not complete
    I am still alive

    Don’t record my journey I have traveled
    or will be traveling
    Record the way I have traveled
    and developed myself as a tourist
    Don’t judge me what I have seen
    or what is still unseen
    I am yet not complete
    I am still alive

    I have seen the rise and a deep fall
    tried to rub the past from my canvass
    but impression was there on the great wall
    Don’t judge me by those sketches
    by the colours and marks on the wall
    I am yet not complete
    I am still alive

    I am evidence of many miracles
    read many springs and many falls
    yet everyday something surprise me
    play with me, make me child
    Don’t judge me with my tears
    with feel of many smiles
    I am yet not complete
    I am still alive

    If still you want to judge me
    judge me by love I spread
    the way I touch the lives
    The moments of my awareness
    The depth and thinking high
    Though I am yet not complete
    Though I am still alive

    The Mindfood Chef
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      Jun 18 2013: I really like this poem. I won't judge you as you are alive and on your jounry. Great expression in your poem.
      Jeff

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