Outed Myself!!

  1. Grabbed your attention, didn't I? :chuckle
    I did it!! Went to the community Poet's Corner this evening. There were about 75 people there from all walks of life. I was about the 4th person called up to the mike. I read "Journey's Prayer" and then "Restoration" (posted under the thread Poet's Corner). I felt slightly nervous, but not bad - I just felt confident, and you guys really helped me with that!! Great round of applause after I finished, it made me feel really good!

    SOOOO much talent there! At one point there was a stripper that read 2 poems that made us VERY uncomfortable. She was just WAY too graphic than you would think for that crowd, but I have to admit she was good.

    All in all, it was a WONDERFUL evening (no, I did not meet anybody) and I plan on going back next month.

    Thanks, again, for your support!! :kiss
    •  
  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   Jenny P
    ALL RIGHT LAS VEGAS!!! Way to go! That takes real courage to go in front of a live crowd with something you have created! :kiss ( I wish there was an applause smilie, or even a crwd doing a standing ovation!)
  4. by   SKM-NURSIEPOOH
    i'm happy & delighted to hear that you've decided to persue your dreams!!! keep it up & who knows....you'd might turn-out to be really great at it...perhaps you'd might even become famous!!! congrats on you "outing" yourself!!!
  5. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    :hatparty: congratulations vegas!

    even though it's way too early in the morning and i am getting ready for work, i can still muster up some enthusiasm for you! what an awesome thing to do! i'm so proud of you!

    heather
  6. by   hapeewendy
    your stuff was meant to be shared with the masses
    so glad that you decided to honour people with your heartfelt words
    in the words of some very wise people
    "You rock!"
  7. by   adrienurse
    Viva Las Vegas! (Whow man that was really cheezy)
  8. by   nursegoodguy
    And I'll say, I knew her when...
    You did GOOD!
    I think I'm gonna have to find a poetry reading going on in my area!
  9. by   semstr
    Oh Happy Day!!!
  10. by   live4today
    originally posted by jenny p
    all right las vegas!!! way to go! that takes real courage to go in front of a live crowd with something you have created! :kiss ( i wish there was an applause smilie, or even a crwd doing a standing ovation!)
    congratulations on your first poetry night reading, vegas!!!! bravo.....bravo....bravo!!! :hatparty: :kiss
  11. by   LasVegasRN
    Thanks, you guys. I have to write an allnurses poem or just one about friends you haven't met, but love just the same! :angel2:
  12. by   NRSKarenRN
    Great News! :hatparty: :spin:

    Words can hurt or words can heal. Poetry lines are still remembered from my child hood and when I found out finally pregnant would read to my growing fetus poetry book by Edgar Guest that my grandmom gave me. We moved onto Rhymes of Childhood when toddler. I would lie in the doorway (as lights out) and read from a book of poems each night after boys tucked in as a way to relax them before sleep. Oldest had a library card at age 4 so he could check out The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle for the 15th time. He hated to read books at age 12 but rediscoverd the joy now at age 16 1/2. Discovered Edgar Allen Poe in 10th grade English class. STILL asks me to read from book of Children's poems from time to time.

    Maybe he'll read poems by Las Vegas RN to his children in the far future!
  13. by   misti_z
    we are really proud of you. your work was truely meant to be shared. way to go!!!


  14. by   l.rae
    congratulations!!!....Karen is right about words wounding or healing....l find l have a profound respect for those who choose the latter....way to go.........LR

close