Great Poetry Reading Day

 

GREAT POETRY READING DAY

I just found out April is National Poetry Month and it was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996.  But today, April 28th is Great Poetry Reading Day.   So if you enjoy reading or writing poems, this is your month and if you write great poems, today is your day!   My mom wrote poetry when she was young and for the past few years, I have come up with a few of my own. Now my poems are no way great poetry but they come to my mind mostly when I see something or someone.  A word or two will pop in my head and I turn them into a short poem.  Someday I’d love to put a book together with some of my mom’s poems along with some of mine.

 

 

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One of the poems I wrote is  I Close My Eyes  Have you ever closed your eyes to see, hear, taste, or feel?

 

 

I wrote this one about our granddaughter, she was Papa’s shadow and would follow him everywhere.  Shadow Forever

 

Have you ever been lost in deep thought? When I saw my granddaughter sitting and staring, I wondered what she was thinking about.  From her  expression,  The Eyes Say it All

 

 

It wasn’t hard for me to come up with the words for this poem. As we pulled in the driveway, our granddaughter was anxiously awaiting for us.  This is my poem about her Waiting at the Window

 

I think my favorite is the poem I wrote when my mom passed away.

When God Called Mom Home

These are just a few of my poems and while I will never be a great poet, I will cherish the memories that are in my poems.  Do you ever get words in your head and you turn them into poems? I would love to read some of yours!

 

 

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Martha Demeo

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2 Discussion to this post

  1. LadyInRead says:

    Martha, I knew this was National Poetry Month.. just did not get around to writing anything resembling poetry this month at all.. though my goal for the year was at least one a week (upto 6 each month, actually!)…
    Loved the poem ‘The Eyes say it All’ – really beautiful..

  2. Martha says:

    For some reason I can’t set a goal for poetry, they only come to me when I think of a few words after seeing something LadyInRead. It’s been awhile since my poetic brain has written one. Thanks for reading and as soon as I saw my granddaughter’s eyes, that poem was easy to come up with.

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