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30 plus wks twins almost here


My babies are almost here 3owks 10 more to go. I’m very excited. I got there names down, now just can’t wait to see there faces. Everyday I envision how they may look, but there is just no telling. I can’t wait until the moment I get to hold them and look into their eyes.  I’m emotional just thinking about it. Know matter what my situation is I’m happy to take on this responsibility. I’m just amazed!

It’s been so long since I’ve been apart of a birth and to have two babies at that. I’m in aw everyday. I can say that my pregnancy with my daughter wasn’t as enjoyable. I was bed ridden sick most of the time. But I have been able to enjoy this one a bit more just because I haven’t had to throw-up every day. Although,  my back kills me so. I can handle some back pain for my babies. What’s a little discomfort for a blessing like this. It’s unlikely to happen again.

I’m so emotional in thought,
focus coming to view,
your presents almost near,
I hardly know what to do,

Excited by the feel,
strong kicks,
pointy elbows,

What a miracle,
God has bestowed,

so I wait until your birth,
the day of your arrival.
Just us three alone,
mommy loves you!

By: Kizze’

 

 

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Poetry: Awaken Mind


Waking up early,

going to bed late,

I’ve got trouble,

shuffling threw the madness,

that stirs my mind awake,

structuring better ideas,

planning new options,

solutions are my goal,

keeping to them my fall,

tumbling, rustlings, turning,

in my covers,

perception,

becomes tired,

wanting nothing but rest,

there will be none,

thinkers unresolved,

never sleep,

only nap,

life’s at the door knocking,

wants to come in,

steps seeming to slow,

movements, motion, progress, flow,

aren’t swift enough,

I hear my heart beat,

feeling hurried,

stumbling, 

in my mind,

I’m at a still,

I breath in deep,

exhaling back to the motion,

I stand,

as my brain continues to contrive,

sit at my desk,

and publish the thoughts in my mind.

By: Kizze’ 9/16/10

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Kizze Talks About: open poetry contest


Company

Award

Fee

Submission Date


Submission Address

American Literary Review
$1,000.00
$15.00
June 1 – October 1, 2011
American Literary Review Short Fiction Contest
P.O. Box 311307
University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203-1307
America Poetry Journal
$500.00
$16.00
06/30/11
J. P. Dancing Bear, Editor
The American Poetry Journal
P. O. Box 2080
Aptos, CA 95001-2080.
IMPORTANT: Please make checks payable to:
Dream Horse Press LLC.
Antigonish Review
$600.00 + publication
09/01/11
The Antigonish Review Contest,
Box 5000,
St. Francis Xavier University,
Antigonish,
Nova Scotia, Canada,
B2G 2W5.
The 46er Prize for Poetry
$400.00 + publication
Entry fee is $5.00 for one poem, $8.00 for two poems, and $10.00 for three poems.
12/31/11
angela@blacklawrencepress.com
Philip Levine Prize
$2000.00 + publication
$25.00
09/03/11
Philip Levine Prize in Poetry
Department of English, Mail Stop PB98
5245 North Backer Avenue,
California State University, Fresno,
Fresno, CA  93740

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Poetry Feature: Kids poetry


Well, I love to read others people poetry. So today I am featuring a website with poetry written by children. Kids’ Turn Central is a website with a variety of topics from cooking, pirates, homework, dinosaurs, babysitting, sports, etc. All things directed towards kids. As I was searching for a feature, I stumbled upon (not the application) this website. Most poems submitted seem to be by teenagers and older.

Poetry whether fiction or non-fiction allows you to see inside someones thoughts. Understand how there mind processes the world. Reading the poems by these kids took me back to when I was a youth and when I started writing poetry at 12. We sometimes forget our youthful spirit. How young we were when we had our first puppy love. How adolescence seemed to be so horrible and how we couldn’t just wait to grow up and create our own path. How innocent and naive we were about the world. And how heart ache made us stronger.

So if you like poetry, take a little time and let these kids take you back in time. When we thought we wanted to grow up so fast but now we can only wish to be a kid again.

I like one poem very much. It reminds me that even as a child you had to create your own hopes and strength. Please enjoy!

The Effort

I hear you tell me nothing can be done,

That I should give up, and not waste my time,

To see that my achievements won’t be won,

Despite any effort put forth of mine.

But I can see the truth, and I know better,

And to have what I want, and to succeed,

That I must see the world and know its weather,

And speak the life it holds beneath the weeds,

But I still hear you tell me, back inside,

That my hopes and dreams will only be lost,

That I cannot do it, so why bother try?

Effort put forth will be more then the cost,

And I yell back, ‘No! I know you are wrong!

If effort is great, the journey’s not long.”

Calm (15), Canada

For more kids poetry: Kids’ Turn Central

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Lives Have Been Touched


Lives have been touched,angel

reached through my bones,

to my soul,

and crushed,

my heart beats different now,

disturbed to mid wake,

eyes pearing,

a shade of white and blank,

shivering to my core,

shaken,

I feel you here,

breathing cold air,

reached out,

to touch your hair,

layed back down,

to rest,

without you is a test,

lives have been touched!

Dedicated to my dear sister Lea (August 28, 1969 – May 18, 2007)

©10-10-2007 Kizze’

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