Welcome to my Poet Lady Chat Room. I would like to invite you to click on the chat box and type in a question, a suggestion, submit a poem, in other words – “chat with me.” I may, if you submit a poem, decide to feature it in my Poem of the Week section or, we may simply exchange ideas and suggestions about your poem.

This is a place to “talk” poetry with someone who has loved it all her life. I have a true passion for the possibilities of poetry and would love to hear your thoughts and/or read your poem. I will be happy to offer my reaction to your work and, based on over 40 years of teaching poetry, organizing, and conducting poetry workshops, working as a book review editor for an international poetry magazine, authoring five books of poetry and two textbooks on teaching poetry, send along my thoughts on ways to make your poem stronger and more impactful.

If you’re on my site, you have a connection to poetry. Feel free to connect with me – right here -right now, by typing your message into the “chat box” and clicking send. I’m waiting…

 

Your friend in poetry, Susan

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Started by Riya Jaiswal 1 day ago
A little girl shining brown skin hands outstretched, clenching metal coins. She wanted 'parle kiss me' the shop-keeper busied himself. She stood there in silence metal coins clattering in her fist, her chestnut almond eyes met mine, small fac...
Last commented on by Riya Jaiswal 40 mins ago
I understand you Susan. If i would have been at your place, i myself would have been quite overwhelmed. Despite that I'm...
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 1 day ago
Getting lower and lower, day by day,  Getting frustated and tensed,  And don't know what to say.  The day has come, just say 'ouch'; Day without a single penny in the pouch.    Getting harder to live the domestic life- With the sharp end ...
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 1 day ago
I was waiting for you in the dark, hoping for that presence of your light. To feel your warmth and those dazzling eyes: to look in its depth depth of beauty that— sparkled my heart and pumped its glow into my veins. BUT; you never came ...
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 1 day ago
My soul yearns for you, for your love, for your presence. A piece of me- that's what you were made of. To complete me: fulfill me to the highest. I wanted to be loved; to love. Can't you stay beside me forever? Sitting in silence, gazing ...
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 1 day ago
As she waited by the shore With an expression long lost forelone  Biting cold wind went down her nerves Still she waited on the verge The waves came n forth   Touched her feet and there she saw— Under the moonlight there he was In the lon...
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 1 day ago
unsaid words unsolved webs deadlines ahead  happiness lost   hopeless bird flies alone insides ace eyes numb   sorrows cries silence murdered everyday chaos meaningless jobs   faded smiles untraced paths pale face  whitened blo...
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 1 day ago
Spooky room  In a haunted house Bloody eyes  Behind the webs Dusty look with A smoky vibe Locked the shine Of a beautiful smile Which died  A decade ago Yet alive; In search of her Deserted love,  In full DELIGHT!   
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 1 day ago
Lost in the crowd silenced words yet so loud stepping stones far away gapping wound blood with flies sharp pitch piercing my heart still I waited by the shore in a hope to fix it all so close yet so far but— I waited by the shore.
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 1 day ago
Yes I'm black But you're not a racist Yes I'm homosexual But you're not homophobic Yes I'm weird But you're not judgemental Yes I'm an outcast But you're not a descriminator Yes I'm mannerless But you're not narrow-minded Yes I'm an introve...
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Started by Riya Jaiswal 1 day ago
It was the first time when,  I actually saw then— The vibe of the sunset,  The rain which made me wet.  As it touched my soul; And melted me whole.  Happiness was what I couldn't handle. I felt the warmth like that of candle.  It drove...