A Poet's Life

Mona Bethke

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Poetry Saved My Life

It is a momentary thought flitting through my mind that causes the greatest need to pause and reflect. We are conditioned to believe we must follow the edicts of politics and religion in order to fit into society. The reality is, our individuality and the notion that we should care about each other, is the most powerful asset we have in the fight for change. Writing is my passion. Poetry is my drug of choice. There is nothing more powerful than conveying triumphs, pain, sorrow, joy, and every other human emotion and condition that carries me from day to day. I revel in words and the ideas they bring across. My desire to write was born from strife and that journey has led me to an inner peace that is still unraveling my mind.  There is no better place for me than in my own head, thriving to satiate my need to create with language.

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