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Mae Foreman

Email: maeforeman0@gmail.com
Updated: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 08:14 pm

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Biography

Hi! I'm Mae Foreman! ๐ŸŽˆ I am Greek, in my late twenties, born and raised and still living in a small town in Greece. To my great dismay I've only seen very little of the world; yet quite a lot of life! I've faced many hardships and made it through. Every day is a whole new life for me. Another battle to be fought, another war to throw myself into, another Odyssey, another triumph, another victory, another great loss, devastation or defeat. I started writing in my darkest hour and it brought me light. Simple as that. I joined WOL in an attempt to test my abilities and in order to read the work of other people; regular people like myself. I've read some wonderful poems and met some truly remarkable people. I've grown and evolved and I'm even starting to get over my fear of exposure! I am always eager to read, listen, collaborate, discuss, exchange opinions and experiment with words! And that's all folks! Fair warning! I do tend to blab a lot from time to time!

Samples

Fleeting -It's on my left arm; it sears. It's on my wings; I try to bear it; in tears. It's in my chest; It beats. It's in the air; I suck it in and it fogs my wits. It used to be inside my mother. It still resides within my father. It's growing inside my sister's womb, as we speak. It fills every second of my time; be it minute, hour or week... I have it here, somewhere...Among my daggers and swords... Look! It's almost out but it's still lit... -Lovely. Any last words? -Yes. I'd like some more of it! ------------------------------------------------------ It does not promise to deliver souls across the sea For it is not the ship of hope. It is meant for the Powers that Be that won't let me be; it was that or hanging rope. It is courtesy for the fragile fierceness that is my pen; and ash kicked at Their judging eyes It is the black garment meant to be worn only when I am in need of a good disguise. It is not the pulchritudinous bud of purple or white no fragrant blossom of a tropic shade! It is not the last crisp brushstroke of a spring night before rite of passage to summer is made. No hint of vague promise, no "perchance", โ€œ perhapsโ€, no โ€œmaybeโ€, โ€œpossiblyโ€ or โ€œmightโ€. It stands for "I am mine"! May the old order collapse so that I alone decide what battles to fight! It is not plaintive of any permissions, no polite pray to be excused; feigning to be cordial. It is not the white glove of propriety, the polite way to offer a suggestion or proposal. It is not meant to poison you with doubt; albeit cryptic it is no vilifying naked tooth. It's an impression to hopefully lure the unbiased critic while taking the focus off of the dismal truth. It is meant to conceal, fog; a decoy till I make it safely outside; slip away when I must; be elusive. It is a meaningless empty herald that's there to hide the tedious person within; it's all illusive! It is the passport that will help me cross the border from cowardice to bravery; like so many before me- It is necessity; mere letters arranged in a certain order: Mae Foreman: It means nothing! It's just a name for me. "Art is the imaginary solution to a problem that is unsolvable in real life."

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

Blog entries by Mae Foreman

Bleak Era (18/04/2019)

A Thorn In Joy (17/04/2019)

Girl's Letter To The Beatle (16/04/2019)

In a Dream (12/04/2019)

Starchild (11/04/2019)

The Wonder of Us (29/03/2019)

Secret Truth (29/03/2019)

Love Song (27/03/2019)

Song (27/03/2019)

Love (26/03/2019)

Read more entries by Mae Foreman…

Blog link: https://www.writeoutloud.net/blogs/maeforeman

Audio entries by Mae Foreman

Starchild (11/04/2019)

Secret Truth (29/03/2019)

Love Song (27/03/2019)

Resist (21/02/2019)

Keep it Close (19/02/2019)

Wrongdoer (17/02/2019)

GR (In the South) (09/02/2019)

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AM Cash

Sun 10th Mar 2019 20:21

Keep going strong

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AM Cash

Sun 10th Mar 2019 20:11

Keep going strong

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Mae Foreman

Mon 4th Mar 2019 14:31

Hey D. Your messages always a colorful note on my profile! ๐ŸŽˆ
You flatter me!

I always wear sunglasses
Forced by an urge to hide
I do not speak for the masses
Nor am I waiting for a car
I am in fact depicted at a cafe, eyes all wide
There it is, I can see it! Coming from afar
Oh, the anticipation and surely a bit of greed!
My poison, my fix, my much coveted trophy
My reward for always being such a good little kid
My precious, delicious hot morning cup of coffee!

Thanks for stopping by๐ŸŽˆ
Mae

d.knape

Mon 4th Mar 2019 11:16

Who is the poet in dark glasses
surely a Hollywood star
or a poet of the masses
waiting for a car
Mystery surrounds her
with a look that is afar
she may be Mae or maybe
that's just the way things are.

Kate G

Sun 3rd Mar 2019 20:14

Hi Mae, thanks for stopping to say hi on my profile. I'm enjoying your work. Warm regards, Kate

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Mae Foreman

Mon 25th Feb 2019 13:27

Thanks Jason! Reciting was never something I imagined myself doing. But I've grown a liking to it! Your encouragement really helps, it ushers me to dare more!
Thank you for all the support ๐ŸŽˆ
Mae

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Jason Bayliss

Mon 25th Feb 2019 09:32

Hi Mae, just wanted to say how much I'm loving the readings it just adds a whole new element to your poetry. Keep it up love, sounds great.

J. x

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Mae Foreman

Sat 23rd Feb 2019 17:56

The feelings are mutual my friend ๐ŸŽˆ
Thanks Jon!

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Jon Stainsby

Sat 23rd Feb 2019 13:52

Thank you for you kind words, Mae.

I love your work. It speaks a lot to me.

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Mae Foreman

Mon 11th Feb 2019 18:10

Thank you Jason!๐ŸŽˆ You're very kind! It was just a trial attempt; I wanted to see if I can do it; I never thought anyone would like it. I'd love too recite something of yours some time!
Thanks again!๐ŸŽˆ
Mae

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Jason Bayliss

Mon 11th Feb 2019 09:12

Ok, just listened to the audio file of GR. Mae you have a beautiful voice, a slight husky sultry tone which, for me at least, had a lovely lilting quality. Got to say, I loved it. You could read any of mine anytime you liked, it was great.

d.knape

Mon 11th Feb 2019 00:21

excellent perspective on "We Never Asked".
your comments ring true for so many of us.

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Mae Foreman

Mon 4th Feb 2019 12:00

Hi John! You are too kind! Let's never stop exploring and discovering each other!
Pour l'amour des mots!
Merci mon ami๐ŸŽˆ
Mae

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John Marks

Mon 4th Feb 2019 00:12

Thank you Mae for being kind and writing on my profile. Yes we both have suffered life threatening illnesses (myself twice, cancer and sepsis) but we are both still here. Hurrah for us!! I like your poems. You have your own style - pushing at the margins of meaning and encouraging your reader to think about the connotations of words and to read between the lines. I will come back to your poems.

La vie est une fleur dont l'amour est le miel.โ€ โ€“ Victor Hugo

Viva les Mouvement des gilets jaunes!!
Take care and keep writing - John

Big Sal

Fri 11th Jan 2019 12:50

Appreciate you reading, commenting, and generally just being here and being you.

So, thanks. Much.๐ŸŒท

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Jon Stainsby

Fri 9th Nov 2018 03:28

Thank you for the support, Mae.

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Becky Who

Sat 3rd Nov 2018 20:46

Hi Mae, thanks for commenting my poem "Motivation". It was just for fun... I'll be more serious sometimes I promise. Take care xx

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elPintor

Sat 20th Oct 2018 03:10

Hello, Mae. It seems like you have quite much to say.

I've enjoyed watching, in silence, your participation here on WoL--from what I've seen, I've no doubt that you have much more to offer.

Rachel

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Mae Foreman

Mon 15th Oct 2018 15:15

D.knape! I'm honored! And may I say, that makes one hell of a haiku! Thank you!

wink back!

d.knape

Mon 15th Oct 2018 12:27

overwhelmed
yet under
the influence.


wink.

d.knape

Sun 7th Oct 2018 23:23


you mae? or may not.

thanks for visiting my site.
you have a strange way of putting things.
I do not understand it but it sounds poetic-
therefore you Mae be a success.
Mae the gods be with you.

<Deleted User> (19836)

Sun 7th Oct 2018 18:59

Thank you so much for commenting on my POTW. I do appreciate it!!๐Ÿ˜Š

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Taylor Crowshaw

Thu 4th Oct 2018 18:19

Hi Mae, thank you for liking Sat Here Thinking...I found your bio fascinating... Taylor๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Christine Renshaw

Tue 2nd Oct 2018 12:11

Thank you so much for your kind comments on 'The Language of Trees' Christine x

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 29th Sep 2018 16:54

Hello Mae - thank you for your messages on my page.
Remember some wise words: cynicism is the last resort of
idealism - and take comfort from them. Age (and I have that in abundance) should see us benefit in this life in
unexpected ways and these are always to be welcomed.
That said, youth has the advantage of an open mind and
the hoped-for years to profit accordingly. My working life
was spent in public service and allowed me many insights
into the human condition, its strengths and its frailties.
Now, in retirement, I can enjoy embracing the best of
both whilst not being too quick to be impressed by what
modern life and its values have to offer.
Be content in your own skin and above all, be kind (especially to yourself) when possible. I firmly believe
the latter to have the most value in our existence, whilst
being ready to recognise cant and cruelty - and reproach
them accordingly. Well-founded criticism always has its
place.
Good luck with your WOL poems!
MC

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Becky Who

Sat 29th Sep 2018 06:14

Hi, Mae, thanks for commenting my profile! In fact, English is my native tongue, but I live in France, so when I try to put my poetry "out there" it's harder to be fully understood. That's why I've appreciated this website as a place I can share with people who do understand English!

I do sometimes write poetry in French though, and I'm absolutely all for writing in languages other than mother tongue too. We use slam poetry in our English as Second Language programme and the students absolutely love it - some even say it's easier and more liberating to write in English than to write in their own language, as the "rules" seem less constraining!

I've read your sample poem and I think it's great, and even your biography is written very poetically. I look forward to exploring more of your work.

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