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Heart Of A Poet

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Heart Of A Poet

It jumps not to the thought of riches or the prospect of gold
For common treasures are not what it seeks
But rather it responds to that probable possibility
That it may have touched the depths of someone else's soul

It hearkens not to sparkling gems or lusts after a lifetime of wealth
For inside jewels lies the hearts of thieves
But rather it stirs at giving a word someone needs
For inspiration to even the smallest person is a diamond in itself

It doesn't ache for dollar bills or lurch at the sight of green
For nowadays money comes in many different forms
But rather it longs to patch up another heart that may have been torn
And once again to give that person's life meaning

It is a place where the world dare not or otherwise cannot go
A safe haven for valuables other than currency
A hidden trail where treasure means finding creativity 
A path that only the hearts of poets know

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  1. Date: 1/25/2011 9:28:00 AM
    Hey girl...this is a fabulous poem, it is the heart of poetry. Thanks Julie

  1. Date: 1/23/2011 5:59:00 PM
    I echo what Audonus says! Hmmm...an Inspirational Poet, I have read a few of your pieces--haven't posted in a while? Hope you are still writing... I think all poets go through periods when they wonder "Why am I even doing this?!" especially in such a graceless age as this...needed words here.

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 9:11:00 PM
    I'm new here...but WOW. Do you realized you just described everyone on this site in one amazing piece of writing. The words you chose right down to the rhyme scheme was simply beautiful. I do believe I have another fav. poet and poem. Fantastic JOB!

  1. Date: 11/12/2009 12:07:00 AM
    Well said Lakisha.Best wishes with your writing.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 11/11/2009 8:28:00 AM
    Love it, love it. I can really relate to this as the essence of a true poet's heart. Thankyou.

  1. Date: 4/22/2009 9:08:00 AM
    you are definitely a true poet. you are aware of the richness of the written word and the spoken word even when it does not relate to the almighty dollar. continue to be inspired and always continue to write.............

  1. Date: 9/30/2008 7:38:00 AM
    A heart of a poet is true to its calling! Indeed a fine point! Brgds. George

  1. Date: 8/24/2008 11:44:00 AM
    That's really awesome.

  1. Date: 8/18/2008 5:41:00 PM
    You seem to have a good perspective of the things that are important. You have the heart of a poet. Vince

  1. Date: 8/18/2008 12:14:00 AM
    Absolutely stunning.

  1. Date: 8/17/2008 5:03:00 PM
    Lakisha! What an excellent write to be Awarded with a well deserved Recognition. Indeed, a poet's heart is the store room of virtues, fine feelings and love. Above all it is God's abode. Congrats from the bottom of my heart. Mohammad

  1. Date: 6/13/2008 11:02:00 AM
    Lakisha, this was a marvelous write. It truly represents my feelings for poetry. To touch someones heart and soul is reward in itself. ~Des Juan