Treasure Island

RoseAnn V. Shawiak

(October 6,1950 / New Jersey)

A Poet Is Heard


Turnabout shyness being lifted and put away in a
closet of past attitudes.

Today, moving forward, enjoying reciting poetry
in front of a group.

It's titillating, wonderful, watching other's eyes
upon you, sparks of interest emanating from them.

All eyes focused on a poet, listening intently to
what has been created never before in life.

An original poem being read for the first time - a
time for being born.

Life is enhanced with each new thought of future
reading - a natural high - a feeling of well-being.

Knowing now, that you're somebody special - you're
a poet being listened to.

Submitted: Friday, April 18, 2014

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This is how it felt when reciting my poetry in front of others for the very first time ever.

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  • Mr. Nobody (4/19/2014 2:31:00 PM)

    Crossing your fingers
    hoping your baby
    won't frown

    Leaving you
    looking like
    a silly
    clown!
    LOL!
    Good luck with your reading! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (4/18/2014 9:51:00 PM)

    A very honest realization. Say or not a creator always awaits eagerly to get recognized of his/her creation. This recognition is of immense value to propel the creator to the new assignments. Recognition is a key factor for a creator to create more in a better way. (Report) Reply

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