The 200

It started many years ago
My love affair with words
From comics to the classics on the shelf -
The power of the written word
Could set my spirit free
Could take me on a voyage by myself;
While sitting in the comfort of
My favorite easy chair
I've traveled to the corners of the earth -
And sometimes far beyond that
To horizons yet unknown
I've contemplated miracles of birth;
Yes, I have been a reader
And a writer of these words
For many hours they've occupied my mind -
How could I live without them?
They're the nourishment I crave
A better lover would be hard to find;
So on this sweet occasion
As I celebrate this goal
Two hundred poems have tumbled from my pen -
I hope to write two hundred more
Before my thoughts run dry......................
And then I'll start all over once again.

by Linda Ori

Comments (8)

Ooooh! ! ! ! I missed this! Congratulations and more to the point what a treasured asset you are to Ph. Roll on the next 200! t x
Congratulations dear Linda on your magnificent achievement and on a gem of a piece in which you have reflected this milestone. My the wish of your last stanza come true again and again. You are a fine poet and I admire your work immensely. love, Allie xxxx
Linda Ori, Mistress of the lexicon of lyrical verse. Another fine example laden with life and time. Well done you! ! Anyone could scribble two hundred chunks of writing, but you have written 200 POEMS! That really is an achievement! The very best to you. xxx jim
Doing some catching up here......congrats....I also hope to read 200 many more...you are an amazing writer : O)
Geeesh! ...I saw this coming, this past weekend, but things got crazy & i missed it! I wanted to be the 1st on the trigger to say: C...O...N...G...R...A...T...U...L..A...T...I.O..N..S.........M...I...D...N..I..G...H...T...... ..................................................O.....N.......................................................... ................................2.....0.....0........P......O.....E.....M.....S............................... FRANK/FJR...................................................................................FRANK/FJR ~ 04/19/07 ~.................................................................................~ 04/19/07 ~
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