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Poetry … Found

Oh, to go back to eighteen
And…
Do things differently
My life would be so much
More who I am now…
On the insideTo have done what I really wanted
Not…
What was expected I knew then I could write
Yet…
Took the safe path…
A path that led me to thirty-seven years
steeped deeply in all aspects of 
EducationHowever…
Had I taken the other path…
That same thirty-seven years
would have been spent
Writing

Instead…
with retirement…
I am allowing that 
Writer to emerge…
escape the confines of others
And…
Freely fill white pages lined in blue
with thoughts…
poetry…
stories of all types
Being the me I always knew
was there

Oh…
To have had a poetry teacher 
like Mary Oliver and her dog, Ben

© 2013 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

This poem was inspired after reading The Poetry Teacher by Mary Olive from the Writer’s Almanac  poem of the day.
“The Poetry Teacher” by Mary Oliver, from Dog Songs. © Penguin, 2013. Reprinted with permission.
I read a variety of poems daily from my personal library as well as posts from many website email lists that provide a poem of the day.   This is for pleasure as well as to fill in the gaps of my education where poets and poetry are concerned in the effort to improve my own poetry attempts.
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