Truth in Poetry Sets Me Free


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38° 19' 34.6296" N, 90° 26' 26.8944" W

Upon my junior year, then was my life
first moved by words which taught there's more to hear
within than I had ever known. So clear
had they become that I could feel the strife
of authors who had penn'd on troubles rife
throughout the world. I wanted others' ears
to know this truth and so-- despite my fear
of weakness or of shame-- began to cry
my sonnet on the stage (whose title lies
"I think I should have loved you presently").
I won the judges' hearts when they realized
how beautiful that timeless truth could be.
From Poetry Out Loud to writing rhymes,
I free my mind through pen and honesty.


Maria Margaret

To whom it may concern,
I was not trying to plagiarize in my poem with line 10, I was just using an apostrophe or a reference to the sonnet I competed with in Poetry Out Loud. This poem was written by Edna St. Vincent Millay and I claim no rights or ownership of it. I merely like it.
Thank you.

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