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To Pen a Poem

                                                   To Pen a Poem

           I used to think in rhythm and rhyme
                      It plagued the very heart of me
                             I could not walk or look or sit
                                         My thoughts collected  
                                                 And to meter they would fit

                       My mind would wander in 
                   multicolored hues
           I looked at life from 
   a different view

                                    Time marched in and busyness came
                                             My time for poetry seemed to wane
                                                         Eventually the passion it did leave
                                                               But the healing power that
                                                                        I did need
                                                                            I found it
                                                                                  when I
didn’t see
    so much emotion inside of me

                               So much the gift I was given
                                               To heal a heart in rhyme and rhythm


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  1. Date: 4/6/2012 10:58:00 AM
    A facinating write in it's words and style! The rhyming and rhythm didn't heal your heart... It was the ability to express your emotions displayed that way that did the trick. Great write. Am I right?

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 8:37:00 AM
    Am I to understand that too much poetry is detrimental? I can agree to a certain extent. It's like listening to Isolde's Liebestod too many times. The emotion builds to an almost harmful extent. I probably misread your poem. If so - sorry. Enjoyed mucho. Love, dave

  1. Date: 1/29/2011 10:42:00 AM
    Oh dear friend....where have you been??? I've missed you too.....and look here at this amazing poetry...just goes to show, you should find some time for writing....this is simply are you! I know how busy you are...but still love hearing from you. You've brought a smile to my day, today. We need to keep better touch! :) xoxo

  1. Date: 1/29/2011 10:08:00 AM
    Laurie, once we start writing in rhyme (and rhythm), it's hard to do free verse again. But I think free verse is often poetry at its finest and I enjoyed reading your poem today. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/29/2011 9:53:00 AM
    Hi Laurie :) and you really made me smile with your comment in my poem-- thank You :) -- and you have penned here a poem which I can also relate to -- writing can definitely be cathartic and I hope you continue to write :) love the layout you used here and the message that you share :)

  1. Date: 4/1/2010 9:41:00 PM
    This is a wonderful poem, love the layout, very creative.. now for you assignment in my contest.. Amnesia.. love Constance

  1. Date: 3/10/2010 3:13:00 AM
    Lovely work, hope to see you return...Raul

  1. Date: 2/6/2010 3:57:00 PM
    I am glad that you have received healing through your rhythm and rhyme. Keep the healing and faith pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 2/4/2010 8:15:00 AM
    Dear Sis, Laurie, LOVE the design YOUR words Penatrate the Soul The Rhyme and Rhythm flow serenely as a peaceful mountain brook Good to see YOU back I missed You Do YOU know where ROBIN is? Blessings to YOU and YOURS ALWAYS LOVE...HG

  1. Date: 1/29/2010 11:29:00 AM
    Bravo a excellent write today Laurie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/29/2010 4:35:00 AM
    a nice poem, i used to think a good poem has to have a rhyme, it was tough writing having to crack my head to come up with a nice line. the moment i changed i started feeling a lot of freedom when writing....thanx

  1. Date: 1/28/2010 8:31:00 PM
    I too have felt these emotions... nice write! Laurie, jimbo