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Susie Clevenger

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Born
in Kansas City
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June 2012


I like to refer to the whole world as my muse and I translate my observations of life into verse. My poetry conveys both the bitter and the beautiful side of life. Life is an education with many tests that require us to learn from experience. Sometimes we get an A other times we fail, but we never stop learning.

I am a coordinator for the New World Creative Union and a member of the online writing community, Imaginary Garden with Real Toads. My work has been featured online in The Creative Nexus, Poetry & Prose Magazine, and The Brinks Gallery.


I write from my home in Houston, Texas where I live with my husband, Charlie.
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Night's Power

 

With the moon cradled in my hands

and night tucked into strands of my hair

the whispers of monsters are merely

the death rattle of leaves surrendering to the wind.

©Susie Clevenger 2020

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“I am lost in my world,
invisible - unknown.
Moon please lend me
your light that someone
will me see me.”
Susie Clevenger, Dirt Road Dreams

“If there is passion, let me feel its heat.
I want my heart to beat fast,
my breath raspy, my skin to burn.”
Susie Clevenger, Dirt Road Dreams

“I now know how your anger
came from skeletons
that rattled in your heart
and you couldn't escape them.”
Susie Clevenger, Dirt Road Dreams

“I am a butterfly poet
birthed from pain
flying with the freedom
of my verses.”
Susie Clevenger, Dirt Road Dreams

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
William Wordsworth

“A dream doesn't die because it has no truth. It dies because you fail to nurture it.”
Susie Clevenger

“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?”
Emily Dickinson, Selected Letters

“There is only one you. Stop trying to devalue yourself by trying to be a copy of someone else.”
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Kellie Elmore I'm a fan! :)


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Susie Bksgal51 wrote: "Susie, glad that you are here...I'm still stumbling around exploring this site."

So am I..not sure at all what I am doing. :)


Bksgal51 Susie, glad that you are here...I'm still stumbling around exploring this site.


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