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A Picture Story For The Curious

Rating: 3.6
(You supply the pictures!)

I get to meditate
in a chair!
Or against the wall
with my legs
stretched out!
(Or even in bed!)

I get to see
maybe half
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Khairul Ahsan 22 October 2020
'I get to spend time with myself whenever I want! ' - Love this refrain coming again and again! Congratulations on the poem's selection as the 'Modern Poem of the Day'!
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Mahtab Bangalee 22 October 2020
Reminding us, as they witnessed our curiosity about them, that no matter the losses, there's something fabulous going on at every stage of Life, something to let go of, maybe, but for darn sure, something to get! // under the picture the poet greatly wrote the story of life and the necessary elements of life where human beliefs, faiths, cultures and realistic activeness are going parallel; great write
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Dr Antony Theodore 22 October 2020
I get to spend time with myself whenever I want! I get to ride a bicycle with tall handlebars! a very fine poem describing in details.. tony
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Sylvia Frances Chan 22 October 2020
Only sung about in previous days, and now Mr. Obama gonna realize that, in an intellectual way, must I say. To MyPOemList this.5 Stars for you, dear Alice! So nice to know that you are still alive, so that one day you can read my response on this poem. In the past you have many times been chosen by PH and Team. That you must know what I know now. I love your straightness and honesty in all your poems. So naturally. Best wishes from The Netherlnds
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Sylvia Frances Chan 22 October 2020
Walker addresses the newly elected President as " Brother Obama" and writes " Seeing you take your rightful place, based solely on your wisdom, stamina, and character, is a balm for the weary warriors of hope, previously only sung about." This is marvelous, wonderful! In her place I would have done the same, eaxctly the same.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 22 October 2020
I love her straightness in all her poems. Long verses can I tell you about my most favourite poetess, you must know her yourself. Then you'll know what I mean. First CONGRATULATIONS for being honoured by PH and Team as The Modern Poem Of The Day! Hooray! I cite here from your BIO: In November 2008, Alice Walker wrote " An Open Letter to Barack Obama" that was published on Theroot.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 22 October 2020
I must tell you that Alice Walker is my most favourite Poetess, a Poetess more than greatest! I never exaggerate, Alice IS. I have not followed her as people say on FB, but I read her, her stories, her poems, her narrations and also that one film that Oprah (THE Oprah) produced and presented for public, I love all the cynism that Alice Walker is showing to us. She is a true example for life, how we must treat each other.
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Edward Kofi Louis 22 October 2020
Sage! ! ! Time with your life! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Deluke Muwanigwa 22 October 2020
Lovely poem. Its a poem. It keeps you curious as to what she got to do until the end.
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Susan Williams 25 January 2016
I had to grin at Low Law's thoughts below! I too have read some poetry that I found a waste of time. But Alice Walker's poetry is not a waste of time. Though her exuberance may go farther than I am comfortable with, I need such writers in my life. She enriches me. She reminds me that life is short and get as much joy out of it as possible and you cannot do that unless you open yourself up to experiences and to love... love yourself is a good place to start. God created me so I start with that! As far as structure, thank goodness there is a sea of differences out there- from e e cummings to Longfellow to Wordsworth to Shakespeare and so on. Viva la difference!
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