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Poetry is life! Life is poetry!  This is the only way I know how to describe this wonderful genre. I feel free when I write a poem. I feel connected to other people’s feelings when I read poetry. I started writing poems when I was in the fifth grade. My teacher would always read our writing assignments very carefully and she’d give us constructive feedback.

One day she asked us to write a Haiku poem. The form fascinated me. I wrote a few poems and handed them all in even though she had only asked for one. The teacher returned my poems on the next day with a note attached. I will never forget how empowered I felt when I read her comments. She said, “You have a knack for writing poems.” That inspired me to keep writing.

Poemattic has provided a valuable venue for me to share my poems, family stories, photographs and original art. I want to thank all of my faithful followers thus far for your continued support and inspiration. Continue to give me your opinion and insights. To all just remember that: Poetry is life. Poetry is a big part of my life!

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Melba Christie

A Kind of Self Portrait at a Younger Age

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