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After each poem, we ask you, "Were you touched by this poem? Share your Story!". When a poem touches you, please join the tens of thousands over the years who have shared their own stories of love, heartache and healing.

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Recent Community Stories
  • It Doesn't Matter
  • February 17, 2024

This poem is really touching, inspiring and pretty (can a poem be pretty?!). I love how you can picture it all in your mind. It helped me with my school work and I got an A, because this poem gave me ideas. Thank you so much. I appreciate your work (poem).

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  • Angela Williams
  • February 15, 2024

I had an abortion 34 years ago. I suppressed the feelings for most of those years until now. The regret I have is overwhelming. My mother made me have an abortion to get rid of my boyfriend at the time. I wish I could go back and change my decision. Hopefully I will be forgiven and can forgive myself one day

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  • Mmaduabuchi
  • February 15, 2024

She was more than light, like the air is for our lungs. The look in her eyes is always so dreamy. Her beauty defined the word itself. If she only knew how much I yearn for her touch, the soft embrace of her lips. Now she's only a memory slowly fading. Oh, how I miss her passionate ways. I'll forever be chasing like the moon chases the sun. My inspiration was the "rainbow" that lost its colors.

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  • Dakota
  • February 14, 2024

same happened to me and i still can't deal with it anymore i am annoyed by it but they don't get that.

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  • Michael Ann Dziedzic
  • February 10, 2024

I also lossed my daughter on 07/01/2021 to an accidental overdose. She was 31. We are raising her son, he is going to be 10 soon. I see her in her oldest daughter she will 15 I will never forget that call. I miss her tremendously

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  • Florence Muiu
  • February 9, 2024

I feel alone and betrayed
I gave my time and my money to care for my family
I gave my pension to daughter for education
Then she turned before departure to tell me she will never get married
At first I didn't understand
Till later am told she hangs with LGBQT
I felt betrayed
My husband not talking to me
I sit alone and remember the sacrifice I made
Such pain
Who will help me carry it
I take my walks alone
I eat alone
Such pain
Just when I needed her to help me
Now she does not call or talk to me
Who can I share this pain with
I feel betrayed

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  • Doug W Benson
  • February 8, 2024

Thank you so much for taking the time to send a kind remark, Regina! I was both humbled and honored by the selection and hope it brings joy and inspiration to others. I appreciate the FFP community giving a safe space for poets of all backgrounds and levels of experience to comfortably share their work, and to award ambitious up and coming poets as well as those with the many years of experience!
I appreciated your poem, Welcome Home, as my father is a Vietnam Vet. Many of your words ring so true so thank you for the tribute.

Best,
Doug.

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  • Mcallister Jake
  • February 8, 2024

You should be proud of yourself for sharing this moving poem. I can see this saving lives and helping people to think a little more about what they may have with them. One person, may think about the support they may be able to find while another may find a way to support those with them who are struggling. Thank you so much for sharing this with me, I think this will help me to make the right choices moving forward as I have been struggling with suicidal thoughts and I hear the story of my loved ones in your writing. Thank you, keep writing, you are so good at it. I am so sorry for your lose and hope it is magical when you meet again! ❤️

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  • Regina M. Elliott
  • February 7, 2024

Lovely romantic winning poem for the month of hearts,
Doug. Congratulations on your win.

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  • Ann D. Stevenson, Gloucestershire, UK
  • February 5, 2024

That's a real compliment from you, who writes so well, thank you. Best wishes, Ann

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