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Fire From The Coals

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Fire From The Coals

“I am a poet”
What words are these 
That come trembling from my pen?

I am a poet?
…words I barely comprehend

Do I say these words…
Do I even dare?
Can I with Tennyson, Keats
Or Shakespeare ever compare?

No . . . but a poet speaks words
From their very souls
They draw pictures, produce emotions,
Bring fire from the coals

I am a poet
For these things I have tried to do
I hope that sometime 
I’ve brought these things to you

“I am a poet”
Yes, maybe these words
Can actually somehow fit.
So I say them with humility
Yes, “I Am A Poet"

Copyright © Steven Mossburg

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  1. Date: 3/20/2010 12:40:00 PM
    great job and pass. john

  1. Date: 3/19/2010 4:51:00 PM
    Great flowing write expressing your poetic gift..Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 3/19/2010 10:36:00 AM
    Well the weekend is upon us and I am trying to get as many poems read as possible today as I will be gone most of the weekend from the Soup. I enjoyed reading your poetry today and I wish you a wonderful weekend filled with inspiration Steven. Yes I agree you are a poet. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/18/2010 3:07:00 PM
    Glad you see yourself as a poet. You answered the tag with style. Thank you for tagging me--my response is "From My Soul." Thank you also for your kind comment. Keep on writing! Karen