My Words, a poem by Annette Tarpley at
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My Words

My Words

written by: Annette Tarpley


My words you read
The content you critique
You may not get the whole meaning
There may be some mystique

Some things I may allude to
At first glance the concept clouded
It may contain a double entendre
The jest may be shrouded

You may read it the first time
And re-read it again
The meaning may become clearer
Pay attention to the end

You may wonder if it’s true
Or if the story is merely fiction
Only I really know
My mind and pen have no restriction

I may take you to a place
In your mind you can imagine
I want to stir your emotions
Take you on a journey you never fathomed

Write something insightful
Make you really think
A twist on an idea
I want to write with my ink

I want my creativity to grow
I want to change every day
Just when you think you know my style
A curveball I’ll throw your way

I want to be known as poet
Who may set a trend
I want to be realized while I’m alive
And be remembered past my end

Annette Tarpley

Annette Tarpley

Annette (Wengert) Tarpley hails from Virginia in the United States. Annette works as a nurse practitioner by day and poet by night, which she recently rekindled and has been writing with fervor. 40-year nursing career has aided her in some of her pieces which include the subject of domestic violence, and all aspects of crime and violence, for had she cared for hundreds of victims of crime and violence, having worked as a Forensic Nurse Examiner for 15 years. Annette has taken part and contributed to several anthologies. Her debut book of poetry, “Poetry Potpourri,” is comprised of over 110 poems. Annette has also co-authored poems in Ted Huntington’s book: “Uplifting”. “Two Hearts, A Poetry Collection,” is a book coauthored with Sarfraz Ahmed. Annette has written the forward and poems for the Anthology: Feminist Voices Volume II, dedicated to domestic violence victims. Through Sparrow Poetry, videos have been created to highlight her poetry which she has recited, a playlist can be found on YouTube, she also lends her voice for other poet’s recitations. Annette has also been featured in several live interviews; her poetry is known internationally.
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