Pat Fleming

Pat Fleming

About Pat Fleming

Raised in Trenton, New Jersey in a Irish family. I always enjoyed writing from a very young age. During my career as a Forensic Psychiatric Social worker, I satisfied my writing itch by writing the best social histories on my patients that I could write. My histories were biographies on my patients instead of just simple assessments. When I retired after 36 years at my profession, I started to spend more time writing poetry and have continued to write. I am no professional at it but I love writing about all kinds of things and so enjoy sharing my work with other people and seeing what fabulous writers are on this site.

    Poems by Pat Fleming

  • Will I Lose Myself?

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    • Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago
    This Is A Poem About Aging

    in Aging Poems

    Will I slowly wither like a leaf,
    That falls upon the earth.
    Once void of all its Autumn hues,
    It loses all it's worth.

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  • The Legacy Of My Words

    • Published: September 7, 2019
    The Power Of Our Words

    in Meaningful Poems

    My words are like my heart beat.
    They tell the world that I'm alive.
    They recite the tale of who I am
    And of all I have survived.

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    • Rating 4.22
  • In Support Of Those Kids Who Are Bullied

    • Published: August 25, 2019

    in Bullying Poems

    Before he crawled into his bed,
    He prayed his soul to take.
    Then curled up in the darkness,
    And spent the night awake.

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    • Rating 4.68
  • Depression

    • Published: August 3, 2019
    Depression Is A Monster

    in Depression Poems

    Depression is a monster
    That destroys both heart and soul.
    It tortures without mercy
    And consumes its victim whole.

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    • Votes 48
    • Rating 4.40
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    An awesome write on the anguish of those who suffer from depression, Patsy...
    Is suffering from depression something love can overcome
    Does living in a world of turbulence cause one to...

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  • Sometimes I Dream That I Can Fly

    • Published: July 28, 2019
    A Child's Wish To Fly

    in Poems for Kids

    Sometimes I dream that I can fly.
    I lift and flap my arms just so,
    And soon I'm soaring to the sky.
    Graceful like a bird I go.

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    • Rating 4.54
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    Thanks, Pat, for your poem. I love the feeling of movement your words create - they really transported me. And I also appreciate your honesty in dealing with the subject of finding and having...

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  • Pat A. Fleming, Trenton, NJ
  • 3 months ago

Darian, I'm so sorry I didn't respond sooner to your wonderful comment about my poem. Your words touched my heart so deeply because I go through periods when I question my skill as a poet and stop writing for awhile. You showed me that we just never know who we may be affected by our words. You must pursue writing if you have a love for it so you can influence and touch others with your words as well. You are so special for even taking the time to read my work and write me such a lovely comment. I really appreciate you!

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  • Pat A. Fleming, Trenton, NJ
  • 1 year ago

Thank you, Paul, for taking the time to read my poem and for your kind compliment. I agree with your thoughts about this world. Sometimes people are so self-absorbed and superficial that there is nowhere to go to really talk about our fears and feelings. That's where I depend on my poetry to release my thoughts and feelings. Thank God there are people like you out there who take the time to really think and deeply care.

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  • Pat A. Fleming, Trenton, NJ
  • 1 year ago

You are a brave girl, Janna, and I am so proud of how you fought those feelings and reached out for help, which is not easy sometimes. God will always use people to help us, just as he did your Church Pastor. God did that for you because he loves you and has a great plan for you, something that only you can do for Him. You are sweet for reading my poem and letting me know it helped you. I will keep you in my prayers, and remember you are very special and important to God. Don't ever give up because that would be a terrible loss to this world. You take good care of yourself!

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  • Pat A. Fleming, Trenton, NJ
  • 1 year ago

Katie, I read one of your poems and liked it so much that I had to read them all. You are an amazing poet, and your scores really don't reflect how exceptional you are. This poem is just wonderful, sad, but so well written with a message that is so very true. Keep writing because you will only get better and you are already a pro.

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  • Pat A. Fleming, Trenton, NJ
  • 1 year ago

This is a wonderful poem that really provides such a descriptive insight into what a person suffering from mental illness endures. I love the rhythm and rhyme of your poems and the simplicity with which you express yourself. I had to read the rest of your poetry because I liked this one so much and you have a truly amazing talent. I love the form of your poems, and each one tells a different story in that simplistic but truly powerful way that clearly expresses that particular feeling. I look forward to reading your other work.

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