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Lorraine Settanni

Updated: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 04:14 pm

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I started writing 11 years ago and found poetry to be the medium necessary to reign in the ranting in my heart, bringing the picture into focus, most times to my astonishment. I usually write within a poetry form, acting as a guide - a map that my inspiration can follow. Forms provoke me to consider places I might not have been strong enough to look into.


Sure Daily Life sometimes Brings challenges That provokes us to move beyond our fears. Might, Doubt or Courage change Experience, Tinting the lenses of our perception? Impressed By past, Inspired With potential The future lies before us open wide. Laugh As much As you can This is not meant To be a life full of hardship and pain. Earth Evokes Love - Expressed With ease earned at The edge of compassion and awareness.


Finally understanding my life Raised not in abuse Instead in a constant atmosphere Contaminated and buzzing, Tumultuously agitating each heart Inhibiting comfort, communication, and compassion Oppressing friendship, love, and the pursuit of happiness Never-ending emotional friction

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 4th May 2020 16:30

I find your poem above, 'Friction', really thought-provoking.


Fri 1st May 2020 21:56

Thanks for liking my poem

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Lorraine Settanni

Wed 22nd Apr 2020 15:59

Greetings Tom, I'm really enjoying my time on WOL.

People are so talented!


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Lorraine Settanni

Wed 22nd Apr 2020 15:48

thank you, PO for your warm welcome, and all the encouraging comments.

I am very impressed with this site! there are so many wonderful poets here. I am honored to be in their company.

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Wed 22nd Apr 2020 11:21

Hi Lorraine, thanks for your generous comment on my poem Essay. A warm welcome to the site. I'm looking forward to reading your work 😃

Cheers, Tom.

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Paul Sayer

Sun 19th Apr 2020 21:16

Hi Lorraine
Welcome to the madcap world of WOL.

I am looking forward to reading more of your musings.

Write on

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