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The reason I created Poetry Perfected was to finally share with the world some of my poetry. I decided to do this after entering a poetry contest – my first ever – and I’ll admit that it took some guts to do this!
In order to meet the criteria of the contest I entered, I opted to submit a total of four poems. Because the world of poetry is so diverse, and because people have differing opinions of what makes a poem “good”, I offered four different types to give a small representation of the type of writing that I can do. I entered what I deemed my “best” poetry, and I am unable to share them with you at the moment, due to contest rules and regulations. However, once the contest winners have been announced, I’ll share them with you (unless I enter them in another contest)! 🙂
Mustering the courage to share personal things is sometimes tough, so I will begin sharing something that was written for my cousin.
I wrote the following poem for a cousin of mine who got married, and gave it to her as a wedding gift.
I hope you enjoy it. If you do, please leave me a comment! (Leave me a comment even if you didn’t! Ha! I LOVE comments!)
THE KEY TO HAPPINESS
Want for happiness, not material things,
but accept, gratefully, all that life brings.
Desire many luxuries, and strive for success.
Hold fast to your goals, and you’t have the best.
Share your innermost thoughts, hidden feelings, and fears,
And keep the doors open for whatever nears.
Wish for each other upon a bright star,
For it is this one which will take you far.
Stay close in mind, letting your souls unite;
Be together as one, seeing not darkness, but light.
Let not unimportant issues cause arguments,
For such idiosyncrasies can make relationships tense.
Do not underestimate all your hopes and dreams,
But invest in each other, and witness what the other redeems.
Savor special moments — perhaps they will be far and few.
Revel in your glories, and always keep your hearts true.
Enjoy the present, and memories of past.
The future awaits, and it will be a blast!
Be kind, patient, and honest,
And love your moments together.
Cherish your family and friends,
And happiness will be yours forever.
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