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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Yours truly, Miss Stubborn (1 reply)

Divvya Gupta
3 years ago
Divvya Gupta 3 years ago

I'm on a continuous battle with my inner kid,

"Haven't I already told you a dozen times to not be an addict". 

But the arguments she throws, makes me stand still - surprised. 

" I was all what he wished for and he walked away, was he drugged or maybe hypnotized ".


"None of these my dear, he left in clear sense",

But the kid is clueless, she still stands in his defence.

"What about the promises he made and the dreams you both shared"?

"Aren't the moments still alive - how is all of this so easily impaired "?


Oh dear!

"It was a mistake which haunts, left me wounded",

"I was drenched in blood, fragile, emotions flooded".

"I know you kid, you still believe he would return",

"But I won't turn a bit, afterall he used to call me stubborn " !!


Susan Katz
3 years ago
Susan Katz 3 years ago

Thank you for submitting your poem for consideration for Featured Poem of the Month.  I like the "conversational" tone of your poem and very much appreciate you sharing it with me, Susan

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