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Handle with Care

" All foolishness." she said,
years of gifted thoughts tore up before my eyes;
Hundreds of treasures the spirit told me to write,
now lay in tatters as I try not to cry.

So this is the real battle of the poet,
its not the stagnant times when the pen lay still;
But its the people with no understanding,
trying to force on you their will.

I wonder how many other ageless rhymes,
were cast away in haste;
Yes, this is where the real evil lies,
that tries to lay our gift to waste.

But I will hold fast to my treasured gift,
and in the future may I be more aware;
And only share it with others like me,
and pray they handle my gift with care.

 
 




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  1. Date: 10/27/2012 12:21:00 AM
    Love this poem it's so good...You did an amazing job

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 8:52:00 PM
    Awesome poetry you write. I write a weekly blog which features the work of new poets to Soup and chose one of your amazing poems. Please, if interested, stop by the blogs. You will find the link above your name and the tweet button. The blog is titled "SOUP NEWSLETTER." Like your voice, your honesty and your wordsmithing! Smiles from Cyndi

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 6:16:00 PM
    We feel at home amongst ourselves. We can learn to grow through other talented and caring writers! Well stated!

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 5:25:00 PM
    A very capable rendering...indeed, although we might wish to share indiscriminately, only a few are really interested and have the inclination and the ability to appreciate what we offer. Keep writing!