Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Every Poet

Every poet
has a reason
when they write -
to show the feeling.
Behind each word
find hidden thought.
Let the message
be finally caught.

If it's anger,
fearing, pleasure,
allow the words to
be the measure.
In your heart they
pump right by.
Through your body
feel them fly.

They jangle every
nerve to send
a laugh or sob;
the poem ends.

The words come smashing to a stop.
The poet's words have finished the thought.


  1. "allow the words to be the measure in your heart." I love that line! I'm going to write it down and keep it close. It really speaks to me. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Every poet has a reason when they write...
    Yes, indeed. And words do come smashing to a stop. That is the only way a poet knows they have finished. There just is no more.
    I LOVE your poem.


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