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Below is the poem entitled The Song which was written by poet Larry Belt. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Song

When does a poem become a song?
Does the music make it real?
A melody makes us sing along
But the words are from the quill

Without the words the music's blind
It can't see where to go
For the words are how a song's defined
And the music's just for show

Wrapped in notes and chords to tease
It's meant to entertain
But it always takes the words to please
Or the music's played in vain

The words are there to touch the heart
Or the music might be missed
For it only plays a minute part
If the words did not exist

Some has said that poetry's dead
But they couldn't be more wrong
For the poet sees the music's fed
Or there couldn't be a song


Note: This will be my last poem I post for a while...it's time to move on to other things.....Whisk

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  1. Date: 7/26/2013 12:40:00 PM

    you kept your word. but i still appriciate you as a poet. one that knows the real purpose of poetry. you never commented on my poetry though. i guess you were jealous of the compitition. seeing i had serious skills also. do the world a favor keep writing. what am i saying?... you can't stop! it's your calling. you can't stop. maybe change the channel but you cant stop.

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 3:41:00 PM

    Hi Larry - Just a note to wish you a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my friend. Many happy returns! Ralph Note: Haven't been too active on PS lately as my wife of 54 years passed away on 5/7/13.

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    Date: 6/10/2013 4:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ralph, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, my friend. You and your family will be in my prayers and I hope God grants you peace that He promises passeth all understanding. If you ever need a friend, I'm here. Your friend, Larry
  1. Date: 4/24/2013 3:58:00 PM

    Fantastic, Larry. Another great write. So sorry to hear you won't be posting for a while. I've enjoyed every one of your postings. All the best to you and yours. Deepest regards, my friend. Ralph

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 5:33:00 PM

    i don't know if musicians would agree with you, but i think that most poets (aka lyricists) would. nicely said!

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 1:12:00 PM

    I'm sorry to know that this is your last poem for awhile, this poem is absolutely moving. Hugs, Gail