Cat in his tree

Cat in his tree

A Poem by Rossen
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south paw a dyslexic cat...

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most of my life has been withheld
 
I have trouble with this kind of spell
not believing in myself as a boy or man
no one to help me to understand

choosing only the words that I know
I search for the simple ones...
the words not kept from my left hand

they always say try! try! yes! yes! you can!
just sound it out, it's easy if you try!
A,E,I,O,U not so hard to do!!

wired a little different, made me alone
looking for words I was aloud to spell
this quest of words has taught me well

somehow I have gathered the way
all those years combing my brain
listing for the sounds afloat in the air

no structure intended, no rules to bare
rhyming without meter happens to me
all the sounds that are alike, spill free

my woe now aging,"the bane of my life"
freed by buttons under a screen of light
now I LIVE to breathe love and write...

to say, I love this lost cat in his tree
Is my new found will, sharing with you

                    ...poetry...


© 2011 Rossen


Author's Note

  Rossen
life with DYSLEXIA... Ralph Gorin created the first spelling checker
Here's to you Ralph

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Well, I like this lost cat too, looks like you might have found a home. I am one all about simple, simple words. I have a hard time expressing through words, mine is usually when I speak my mind or something, someone is always there to tell me I'm wrong, whether I am or not. So most of the time I say nothing, and just bury it.
And rhyming you do so well. This is sort of an inspirational piece to others that may have a problem.
Very well written piece. Loved the flow and the rhyming and especially the ending

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you are a wonderful poet

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This is an heartfelt excellent write!
100/100

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You breathe love whenever you share your writing with us. Clever connections.

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I can relate as I have a form of dyslexia , my problem more with input output not the commonly scribed to reading words backwards or other misconceptions of the affliction , we deal with it and we learned to operate our own minds , poetry is a haven .

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your brain may be wired a little different..but different is good..especially when you compose something like this..well done

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here, no one is forcing you to learn, as back in school days... here lies a free-form and open exchange between folks with a common thread... writing, where we are all peers. i have seen how this outlet here is so freeing for so many, like letting the 'cat out of the bag' and releasing long held struggles within by putting them into words and then to receive meaningful, and many times supporting input from fellow writers. this is what humans need to help them process their inner worlds... bouncing their thoughts and feelings off others and receiving guidance... even though it may sometimes be misguided.

may we all find what we're seeking here, and in our regular day to day lives... love and connection and greater meaning, understanding, and expression

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i cannot speak from my own experience - i honestly never had problems with words, spoken or written...so i will not pretend to "understand" you, because i could never truly understand the huge struggle you went/go through. what i can say though is that i admire you for your determination, because it's easy to complain about suffering of some sort of problem, but it's damn hard to grab it with both your hands and say "this shall be no more".
hat off in front of you!

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You know I read this last night, and was giving myself some time to reflect on it. Well I get the sense in this write of someone who suffered from stammering, or a speech impediment, maybe not in the literal sense, but someone who had a hard time expressing through words. I can defiantly relate to this in both senses; I had a lisp as a child when I spoke, and had to go to classes to overcome it, which was embarrassing at the time, kids are so mean. And I never wrote a lick until two years ago, not even letters to a loved one, but I always felt like I wanted to write a book. Kind of funny huh...So as I read this I feel the struggle, in a way that I felt. However, I must say if I am on the right track with the meaning, then you have defiantly found your voice for expression of words.

Fantastic Write!
RLG,
Tommy


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Well, I like this lost cat too, looks like you might have found a home. I am one all about simple, simple words. I have a hard time expressing through words, mine is usually when I speak my mind or something, someone is always there to tell me I'm wrong, whether I am or not. So most of the time I say nothing, and just bury it.
And rhyming you do so well. This is sort of an inspirational piece to others that may have a problem.
Very well written piece. Loved the flow and the rhyming and especially the ending

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"my woe now aging,"the bane of my life"
freed by buttons under a screen of light
now I LIVE to breathe love and write..."

This was a magnificent stanza! Very touching how you worded this piece. it felt very sincere and thus gripped my sentiment oh so well. Congratulations with this one. Very robust

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