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WizardofOwls 
Posted: 23-Feb-2006, 12:41 PM
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Cocoon
By Allen R. Alderman

Held tight within my web of lies,
Bound within my sin,
Can't find a way to get me out
Or let another in.

My spirit yearns for freedom's taste
To feel the breath of grace
The spider's closing in on me
Help me leave this place

What is this that comes to me
On strong yet silent wings?
It whispers words of life and love
Until my spirit sings.

Change prison into healing womb,
Captive into child.
Molding, shaping, sculpting me
To image undefiled

It strips away the threads of death
Untangles all the lies
Into this place I came as prey
But leave a butterfly.


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Sln agus beannachd,
Allen R. Alderman

'S i Alba tr mo chridhe. 'S i Gidhlig cnan m' anama.
Scotland is the land of my heart. Gaelic is the language of my soul.
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Posted: 23-Feb-2006, 01:24 PM
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Hmm.. I just read this somewhere else. biggrin.gif

It is still beautiful. Wonderful Mr. wizardman.

Keep writing and start publishing.


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Posted: 23-Feb-2006, 02:19 PM
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(Wiz blushes)

Thanks for the kind words, dear!

Um, by the way, the "singing" lines just seem to flow out of me before I can stop them - but considering that I am a singer at heart, I hope thats understandable smile.gif I read somewhere once that "music is the voice of the human soul," and, well, my voice comes out singing!

As far as publishing, well, you've arleady read the only 3 poems I've got, so I'll need to write a few more... wink.gif
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Posted: 23-Feb-2006, 02:39 PM
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Now Wiz, no blushing. tongue.gif


Individual poems can be printed in magazines where you only sell a one-time only right so when you have a collection they can be published as a complete work.

Look at Christian magazines and see who's printing poems. Look at national and regional denominational publications, Ideals Magazine. Look at the Christian magazine section of Writer's Market.

Publishing isn't an easy path to tread. Poetry is very competitive, markets are small and the rejections are a bear, but give it some thought.
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Allen honey, I seem to remember a poem that you wrote when I was just a wee little one. The one that was published in the news paper. If you've forgotten it, I HAVE A COPY!! Remember, the one about the day of the crucifiction? It's very powerful and I've kept it with me everywhere I go. It hung at work for 8 years and it will go with me to my new job. Next time I see you, I'll make sure you have a copy of it. Cant believe you forgot that one.


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Posted: 22-Aug-2006, 08:48 PM
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Heh! Actually, sister-mine, I didn't forget about it, I just don't have a copy of it anymore, so I didn't bother to mention it! If you've still got it, I'd be grateful if you'd post it here for me! smile.gif Thanks, dear!
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