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Recent Community Stories
  • POOJA JOSHI
  • May 5, 2021

Your story was so beautiful that I had tears in my eyes. There should be more people like you. What you did is so inspiring.

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  • Lillian
  • May 4, 2021

Hi. I came to this site, looking for a way to feel less pain. I felt as if reading about my pain would help. I have contemplated suicide even though I know it's not the answer. I just don't want to feel any more pain. At all...I'm tired of crying. Thank you for writing poetry like this cause even though I am in a very raw emotional and mental state...it has helped me. Thank you!

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  • Cmclachlan
  • May 3, 2021

I was on here looking for a Mother's Day poem that I could make into art for my mom. There are a lot of lovely pieces on here, but this one... this one made me cry. It's perfect because it is so true. I love how much is said in this short piece. Thanks!!

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  • Patricia W
  • May 3, 2021

I received this poem anonymously in the mail 5 days after my son was born. This was 41 years ago in 1980. Tragically he passed away at the age of 16 in an auto accident. I remembered the poem and how it served as a reminder that my son was never really mine. May this poem bring comfort to those whose children have passed away as it has for me the past 24 years. Thank you, Edgar Guest.

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  • Juin
  • May 3, 2021

Wow! Words cannot describe the quality of this poem. It is touching and another thing is that it co-relates with life's reality. Thanks a lot and thumbs up for the great job!

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  • Valerie D. Staton
  • April 26, 2021

This is a wonderful sentimental poem. It depicts a loving relationship between father and child. My father came into my life as an adult and unfortunately we did not get to make many memories. I am however glad for the time we had. I'm sure your stanzas have many others reflecting on precious moments spent with dad!

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  • Andrawas
  • April 25, 2021

Your poems give me inspiration and it makes me love my girlfriend all the more, and she's always glad each time she receives poems from me.... Thank you.

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  • HOSwrites
  • April 24, 2021

I'm reminded of a similar experience. When I was a young boy there was a pear tree on the edge of a field a couple hundred yards or so behind the house I was born and raised in. I would go to that tree just to hang out and gaze at clouds passing by and occasionally eat some pears. Well, fast forward many years and I moved away. And on one of my trips back to my hometown, I went to that pear tree. It was nearly dead and much smaller than I remembered. It was then that it hit me; life moves on regardless of how much I loved the way some things used to be. I was disappointed. I've never returned.

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  • Debra L. Brown, WV
  • April 24, 2021

I always enjoy reading and learning about different poetry styles. Thanks for being a great teacher. The poem was excellent. Best wishes.

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  • Katie Frantz
  • April 23, 2021

I am a 13-year-old girl. I am in middle school and all I think about is my anxiety and making sure no one knows. I don't want anyone to see it because they might treat me different, but I want to talk about it. but I don't want it to think it won. Anxiety is a battle. Talk about it or you might lose the battle then lose your life. I have anxiety and depression. Don't let it define who you are because fighting yourself isn't a battle you can win.

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