MSVanallen’s Profile

Learning that deliverance doesn't come without a birthing shroud...

  • Age: 59
  • Location: Conway, SC
  • Gender: Female
  • Country: United States
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I live in the Myrtle Beach area in South Carolina and the beach with its salt flavor, and endless pulse to the lull of her waves has drawn me forever, speaking to me even as my family vacationed here when I was a child. One would be remiss, however, to overlook the history envoked just in the ageless live oaks dripping with spanish moss, cobbled paths, eerie swamplands and the scent of wisteria in April - abundant in places like Conway, Georgetown...Charleston. Don't overlook it when you visit!

I have written poetry since I can remember, it seems. It is often the only way I can truly express my inner mentality. That is probably true for many of the writers on the's what we do.

I am grateful to have a forum in which I can share, but also to experience the thoughts of like-minded people who share a similar mindset in how they express themselves. Let's face it, not alot of folks use their minds, hearts and spirits in this way anymore - and they often question the stabability of those that do!

Please feel free to comment on the pieces I leave here; I consider it an honor to share them...


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wildpendigus profile comment


I'm honored to have your friendship and will write more songs or lyrics soon! WP

StandingBear profile comment


The nature within your picture speaks volumes. Thank you for sharing your awesome talent for all to enjoy reading and absorbing.

Hampton profile comment


The gorgeous smile displayed in your pictures is appropriate for such a talented poet. Keep smiling.



Thanks, Hampton. Your comment made my day!

UnworthyFather profile comment


Thank you very much, Ms.Vanallen, for your friendship, and for, as Artie so eloquently put it, taking the time to find and understand the person that I am. Thank you very much. I look forward to a long and lasting friendship. May God bless you and yours. Marcus

Artie profile comment


Thank you so much for not only taking the time to read and comment my work, but to also take the time to find the person behind it.

The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

MSVanallen’s Poems (13)

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The Name of Ishi 4
Muted Tapestries 6
Bondage 13
Miles 10
Cherish all the Seasons 14
Of Worlds 9
The Iron, The Chain and the Seal 13
Tokens of Obsession 10
Of Believing 1
Folded 4
Intensity 5
Harvest of Betrayal 13
Shift of the Swell 10