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Never be bullied into silence.  Never allow yourself to be made a victim.  Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.  ~Harvey Fierstein

Each and every week, we Poets gather. Each and every week we lay down our words, standing defiant against those who are wondering just what the heck we think we’re doing.  Were you called to do this? My Name is Natasha Head, and I fear a new addiction!

Those around me regard me as though I have three heads when Tuesday rolls around. They can’t get me to do anything…no matter how they try to sweeten the deal. I am committed. My time is spoken for. I am at dVerse, and I am mingling with folks who never question my motives for being here.

At this point in the realm of the real world, I have been put into the position where I am able to live my nightmare…and I’m surviving it. Each punch and kick to the teeth are just poems waiting to be written, and all I have to do is make it to Tuesday where I get to share, to lighten the load and find the inspiration within YOUR words to carry me through.

So today, I simply want to say “Thank you”.

Thank you for opening your notebooks and sharing your hearts. Thank you for letting me know I am not alone in my fear. Thank you for your kind words, your encouragement, and most of all, the support that comes in knowing you’ve got an entire community as proof you are not crazy in your ambitions. (or is it proof that you’re all just as crazy as I am? Even better!)

Thank you for making dVerse so freaking awesome!

Shall we share a poem?

Here’s how it works:

  • Post a poem to your blog. Today YOU decide the prompt. Maybe the poem has already been posted and has just been waiting to be shared?
  • Copy the url of that post and paste to Mr.Linky, add your name, click submit and you’re in!
  • Return to Mr.Linky where you’ll see the links to all the other poets who have offered up their work for sharing. Simply click on the desired link to read the poet of your choice.
  • We are community and this is where we come to life! Comment, share and engage your fellow poets.  Send a tweet of a new favorite, tell your facebook family about this awesome write, Stumble this fantastic new entry…you get the point. Show the POET LOVE!