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Words Not Heard

When words can't be seen and smiles aren't felt,
we fall onto paper and drip and melt...

We spread colors of blue and grey to highlight
an early morning sigh, and splash and orange tint
on a late afternoon high...

Late at night I will paint my sky a dark black, and
with just my fingertips sprinkle stars that stay intact...

When words finally return and a Poem is read, the background
is my painting of colors from a dreamer not dead....


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  1. Date: 7/10/2012 10:40:00 AM
    always mesmerizing with deep emotion Michael luv .. hope vacay was great .. so missed your essence .. been dealing with a concussion since a nasty fall last week .. hit my head on irom\n rail ..out cold .. chasing puppy. doc said no computer but my bad girl won today luv..

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 5:32:00 PM
    I love the imagery. You are truly a remarkable poet! Keep writing, because you are obviously great at it! -Elena-

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 7:09:00 AM
    Fabulous poem! Enjoyed reading it! - Best, Karen

  1. Date: 6/27/2012 8:30:00 AM
    Your words paint so many different ways Michael, not just backgrounds either. Lovely last line to wrap it up! BTW, have you found books sales going well? I hope you make a mint as you should with these great poems. Love, Lizabeth

  1. Date: 6/24/2012 6:32:00 PM
    Wonderfully full of lively images. Hope your are ready for rain.

  1. Date: 6/24/2012 7:32:00 AM
    A lovely word painting, Michael. I admire your ability to put it all down.

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 5:11:00 PM
    so so welcome luv.. as u constantly inspire and encourage not only me but so many others.. read the comments and u will see how loved u are.. and have fun on vaca.. wish I were going to Florida ..oh.. JG ..xoxo..

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 3:40:00 PM
    vivid visual beauty with enormous images pulsating through Michael luv.. the way u lace your words to fill the page once empty now speaking volumes is amazing.. JG so impressed.. xoxo forver luv.. hope vacation is going well.. we are having quite a time and have rescued a golden retriever to add to our brood .. she is Golden Gift..luv..xoxo

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 1:14:00 PM
    : ) Love this Michael... the last stanza says it all...beautiful! Hope all is well. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 1:14:00 PM
    You have used many colors in this sweet poem Michael, very well written. - Have a lovely weekend. - oxox big hug to you from me :)

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 12:15:00 PM
    "we fall onto paper and drip and melt" I love this line!!! enjoyed it...Tanya

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 12:12:00 PM
    Outstanding write,and writer! There`s alot of wisdom in this couplet Michael.Have a great vacation in Florida my friend..!

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 8:36:00 AM
    An excellent write, Michael. Your first line drew me in, wanting more. This is going to my favs. Love. Kim

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 7:23:00 AM
    Interesting, enjoyed, love elizabeth