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A Place on the Page


The words in my head fight for a place on the paper,
Meanwhile thoughts drift away much like vapor.
I’m quite uncertain which way it shall go,
I simply plant seeds and allow them to grow.

The words swirl around like water down a drain,
Looking for the connection between my heart and brain.
There are always connections with what I think and feel,
 As connections are made my soul begins to heal.

I wonder what it would be like to have no voice,
Surrounded by silence without any choice.
I hear all these voices but which do I follow?
Some ease my mind while others hard to swallow.

I sit to record all the words in my head,
As they join together I find a common thread.
The connection I find between what I feel and think,
Roll on to the page becoming my ink.

I imagine a world where I’m truly free,
I can write about all I feel and see.
No walls to contain just go with the flow,
My words reflect how my world does go.

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  1. Date: 9/15/2012 9:52:00 AM
    "Meanwhile thoughts drift away much like vapour" oh I can certainly relate to that phrase! Great piece, my friend!!

    Russell Avatar Mark Russell
    Date: 9/16/2012 9:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks the battle between the words and a spot on the page is quite real:)Thanks so much for reading!I kind of had this desire to tell you what i want for Christmas you look much like Santa. Sorry I just saw the picture and this is what came to mind no offense meant:) Mark
  1. Date: 9/15/2012 8:05:00 AM
    This is a brilliantly written write Mark! I really enjoyed reading this awesome poem this morning! What a delightful and insightful write! Fantastic piece, Great Work!!

    Russell Avatar Mark Russell
    Date: 9/16/2012 9:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks but not as brilliant as a talking dog:) First time ever a dog has read my work usually I just toss them a bone. But seriously thank for reading and glad you enjoyed the poem......Mark