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A poet's need

Poetic flesh transparent to the bone
heart on a sleeve, emotions on display
they find a world that has much to atone.

Verbal skills and persuasiveness to hone,
arguments to champion, minds to sway,
poetic flesh transparent to the bone.

Eliciting bright laughter; anguished moan,
a message of humanity to say
phrases that may find his ears alone.

Humanity can have a heart of stone
much selfishness and cruelty on display
poetic flesh transparent to the bone.

Seeds of homespun sanity to be sown
solutions verbalized in his own way
phrases that may find his ears alone.

Of speakers there are plenty time has shown
and listening's a skill that's gone astray
phrases that may find his ears alone,
poetic flesh transparent to the bone.

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  1. Date: 10/10/2010 5:31:00 PM
    Beautiful.I love the way you expressed the characterization of us poets.You have a eye for observation,I really enjoyed this poem.Going as one of my favorites.Love,Jamecia

  1. Date: 10/8/2010 1:51:00 PM
    I don't think you can be a poet without wearing your heart on your sleave at times, Wayne. Poets are misunderstood and fail to relate to the feelings of people around them. A truly brilliant observation in this splendid villanelle! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/7/2010 8:05:00 PM
    Appreciate your sweet comments today don't forget my new Limerick contest luv.. five lines to enter ... good luck..

  1. Date: 10/7/2010 7:22:00 PM
    Thanks for the read Wayne, we're on the same page re my "Whats wrong with words" Nice job Jim Gibbons

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 8:00:00 PM
    Yes Wayne I created the costume on paper first then bought the material and made the dress, cape, wings, headband, and mask.. it was so fun and I have photos somewhere too.. have to try to find to put on my blog luv.. and u are so welcome..... as I commented your entry was fantastic luv.. good continued luck and success.. give my new Limerick contest a try luv..

  1. Date: 10/4/2010 11:04:00 AM
    From what I am reading this morning it looks as if everyone found some inspiration to write this weekend. Thank you for sharing your excellent poetry with us today Wayne. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/4/2010 7:41:00 AM
    Wayne your words are so poignant and apropos to us today.. seeds of homespun sanity just luv that line and poetic flesh transparent to the bone..oh how true my friend.. u have penned a rare beauty here luv.. enjoyed today..