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Taylor Crowshaw

Email: taylor.crowshaw@yahoo.ie
Updated: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 07:48 pm

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Be True To Your Voice (The fear of rejection) I have always written poetry. It is only now with the passage of time that I have gained the confidence to let my voice be heard. I live surrounded by crazy animals and wonderful children. Over the years I have had a career in underwriting insurance policies. Recently I self published an autobiographical work of poetry. I am a mother of ten, grandmother of nineteen and great grandmother of one. My story deserved to be told, to be related to by many ordinary people who have had similar experiences. Poetry cannot be stylised into somebody else's voice. Our voices are individual they belong to us they are us. In our poetry we should be true to our voice. I understand that poetry magazines look for a type of voice which is absolutely fine. In truth it can only be what an individual or individuals enjoy which limits their choices of poets to publish. Of course this is absolutely ok, however to try and emulate their voice is a fools errand. Surely we can only write, and create pictures from our own pallet. Each poem in whatever style or genre has value. Do not be discouraged or afraid, embrace rejection because it is only one or a group of individuals preferences. Your voice deserves to be heard. I found encouragement from a blog which helped me to hold true and have confidence in my work. I want to reach out and touch people in a way that only the written word can. I do not measure my success not in a monetary way. Although that is important and welcome. The measure of my success lies in these few simple words: If you laugh with me, I have succeeded. Cry with me, I have succeeded. Chuckle or weep, success. If I evoke emotion I have succeeded. The one thing I have learnt is that you cannot force or formulate poetry. The words just arrive and bang on the door until you let them out. I hope that this small rant has been of some interest and look forward to your comments. Taylor

Samples

Whispers How easily those words trip from your tongue. Softly spoken still they are wrong. Like poison delivered from a viper's bite. Swiftly gone as in the dead of night. Sickly murmurings soft as silk. Still the words drip drip from your cup of milk. Oh how easily you sigh. You hear my breath catch as you pass by. Thick and heavy your words rain down. Their smothering voice in which I drown. You are blind, can you not see, those whisperings destroying me. I am bowed, defeated this battle lost. I surrender, my life the cost. © 2018 Taylor Crowshaw Smile Where are you behind that smile. I have not seen you in a while. Your hollow laughter I can hear. I know you must be somewhere near. I want to reach in and pull you out. If I do you will only shout. Retreating again to your safe place. With just a smile on your face. © 2018 Taylor Crowshaw Who Said That? Someone once said to me. 'You need to write amazing poetry.' I can only write the words that come into my head, but I would love to write amazing poetry instead. Is there a special formula of which I am unaware? Or do they pluck the words from out of thin air? The words just appear to me as if I'm being fed, but I would love to write amazing poetry instead. I feel as if I'm always clowning around. Looking everywhere for amazing poems to be found. I can't find them anywhere, even under my bed. So I'll just have to write whatever pops into my head. © 2018 Taylor Crowshaw

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Jon Stainsby

Wed 17th Oct 2018 18:41

Taylo, once again, many thanks for your comments and support.

Animals are dear companions to a lot of people so, why write a poem about them? They deserve it.

Jon

😘

d.knape

Wed 17th Oct 2018 00:31


lots of protein
in insects.

Snack on! 🎃





d.knape

Sun 14th Oct 2018 11:45

Crow
thought he saw
a Crowshaw-
his seeing flawed
no Crow
saw.


wink.

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Anya

Tue 9th Oct 2018 13:56

Dear Taylor! Thank you so so much for your support!!! 😘😘😘

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Jane Briganti

Sun 7th Oct 2018 18:52

Thank you so much for commenting on my POTW and for your continued support! I do appreciate it!😊

d.knape

Sun 7th Oct 2018 11:57

Thank you Miss Crowshaw.
you are always there
to give kind words & praise.

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Shirley Smothers

Sat 6th Oct 2018 15:24

Thank you Taylor also for the comment on my poem WINTER. Someone asked how I came up with this. I think it's because I have been watching a lot of scary movies, LOL! it is the season.

Thank you also for your comment on my poem BROKEN EGG SHELLs, I have been lax about responding to my comments.

Thank you,
Shirley

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Shirley Smothers

Sat 6th Oct 2018 15:22

Hello Taylor, thank you for the comment on my poem SHIRLEY. I just keep trying and going.

Thanks,
Shirley

d.knape

Sat 29th Sep 2018 02:31

i had to scroll down so far, I fell off the page.

Luckily i had a safety belt on and was able to get back
on.

Is that dog a puppet? (time for a new photo.)

thanks for your continued support.
I think there must be something wrong with you.
but thank you anyway. I appreciate it.

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Ged Thompson

Sat 29th Sep 2018 00:59

Thanks for the kind comments on my poem about Fred

I don't get o here very much anymore and often miss comments but i just saw yours

Thanks again

Ged

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Jane Briganti

Thu 27th Sep 2018 20:12

Thank you Taylor for your continued support...it's always appreciated!😌

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Anya

Wed 26th Sep 2018 09:57

Hi Taylor,

Thank you for your comment on a New Man. I am so sorry to hear about your father 😘 Sending you Lots of love!!! 😘😘😘

d.knape

Sun 23rd Sep 2018 18:45

The Irish are known for poetry and
drinking.
where do you stand?


wink.

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Kate G

Fri 21st Sep 2018 14:27

Thanks for your nice comment on my pic Taylor, and for always being so encouraging of my work and that of others.

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Matthew Nicholson

Thu 20th Sep 2018 19:35

Thank you for the positive comments on 'Learning From Our Lass' I'm happy you liked it.

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Matthew Nicholson

Thu 20th Sep 2018 09:18

Hi Taylor,

Thank you for the comments on 'Having a Boss Time Behind Bars' I'm delighted you liked it.

I will be adding a follow-up piece to this today about his life after being released. I'm just trying to finalise a title for it.

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Wendy

Wed 19th Sep 2018 06:24

Thankyou Taylor for reading my thoughts i enjoy reading your poems very much love Wendy x

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Anya

Mon 17th Sep 2018 21:43

Thank you so much Taylor for your kind words!!! 😘

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Big Sal

Sat 15th Sep 2018 19:17

Keep smiling.😀

d.knape

Sat 15th Sep 2018 11:17

thanks for your comments on The Ant Wars
if attacked by ants
spray them
then read this poem to them.


wink

d.knape

Tue 11th Sep 2018 18:15

do you keep that chicken
in your apartment?


"Guardhouse Man" = a man's life story in 4 short couplets.

d.knape

Tue 11th Sep 2018 12:02

thanks again for your comments.
why you read my stuff is beyond me.

Never pick up a sheep.
It could be baaaad.

chickens/burros?
do you live on a farm?

d.knape

Sun 9th Sep 2018 15:05

Thanks for that extra word .
Now we are up to TWO.

smile.😃

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Marie Alyza

Sun 9th Sep 2018 05:37

Thank you for the feedback on my poem "How Late Is Too Late?" I'm glad you like it! ♥

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Marie Alyza

Sat 8th Sep 2018 03:36

Thank you, Taylor, for commenting on my work "Triptych #1: Coffee, Paper, and Storm". I appreciate the feedback. ♥

d.knape

Sat 8th Sep 2018 03:19

only one word?
at least give me two.
I work cheap but...
not that cheap.

wink.

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Big Sal

Wed 5th Sep 2018 21:40

Let me know how you and your daughter like the book when it comes. Hope your week has been good so far. Still haven't ordered your 2nd book, but will eventually get to that I promise. I also don't know for sure if Mike Took will post the review I did for your 1st one, but I can do another review for your 2nd one if you would like me to.

Whatever works for you Taylor. Either way, lots to do in the coming days.

Take care.🌷

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Anya

Wed 5th Sep 2018 10:16

Hi Taylor,

I thought I will pop in quickly, to say thank you!!! So much for your support 😘😘😘

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 4th Sep 2018 18:17

thanks so much for your kind comments on 'Under August Skies' Taylor - apologies for the late response as I have been away on holiday - I'm really pleased you liked it
Ian

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Joe Williams

Mon 3rd Sep 2018 16:31

Thanks Taylor, glad you liked it 😃

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