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This site exists for one purpose only: to help dispel the ugly myth that poetry is boring. Granted, a lot of poetry is boring, but you won't find it here. At Your Daily Poem, you'll find poetry that is touching, funny, provocative, inspiring, and surprising. It may punch you in the gut, it may bring tears to your eyes, it may make you laugh out loud, but it most assuredly will not bore you.

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Remember: a poem a day keeps the doldrums away!

Mary Beth Watt

When you get to where you are going,
And you will,
Celebrate it,
Sing it,
Take wing and BE it.
Let that feeling sink into your marrow
Then, with joy in your soul
Look down the long hallway of your life.
You will see a door
Adorned with sparkles and draped with party streamers.
This is your next goal.
Go forward with glee.

© 2010 Mary Beth Watt.
Used with the author’s permission.

Mary Beth Watt recently moved to Ashland, Oregon, after many years of living in the heart of Silicon Valley. She says, "I have written all of my life, everything from technical documentation to an as yet unpublished novel. But it is poetry I have always come back to,"—reading, speaking, and writing it." Mary Beth starts most mornings with a conference call of between two and ten participants; they first read an inspirational poem, then share their reactions—which often includes poems they’ve written in response. Learn more about Mary Beth at


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inspirational and bright!
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