Carmela Patterson

Rookie - 10 Points (10/26/40 / Los Angeles, CA)

My Canoe - Poem by Carmela Patterson

Standing on the edge of the sea
I wondered what happened to me?
The waters churned readying for the storm
And the winds whipped from early morn.

My own storms rattled my sense of self
And fumblingly I placed them all on a shelf
How could I be feeling so sad and blue
And stopped paddling my own canoe?

When time and life beat me again and again
I picked up the catharsis of poetry and to pen
Rhymes of all kinds, stories, and journals too
And returned to paddle my own canoe,
May you
paddle your own canoe....

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 1, 2011

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