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Journey of a Poem

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Journey of a Poem

Unfinished words I now retrace
with whispers heard, 
from somewhere back in time
The words I knew, when love was fleet
today reclaims, with timeless view

So now my journey will recall....
and I will feel a gentle nudge
to tread through words I've newly found

As if they were a thing to fondle
that days and years have made complete
Words fall like rain, from hidden shelves
From deep within a vase of memory

I write again on stories now retrieved
And still, somehow, sweet fragrance lingers near
When thoughts were raindrops falling at my feet
I’ll splash around, and watch them ripple new

Tonight I bare my folly to the moon
O’ moon, you saw the ways the devil woos
How roses swoon to songs so out of tune
But hearts will shape to see the naked truth

A bloom that seeks the sun to feel the glow
And gentle touch and whispers from the breeze
Instead of sonnets sung with little breath
Each poem has had his chance, and leaves my pen with ease

I trace the choices made…each withered shard
Old words now steal my breath, against my will
Made captive by a heart who seeks it still

For Michael's Contest: 8/10/13

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  1. Date: 8/11/2013 1:52:00 PM
    As difficult as it is for you to take flight with meter and structure it is with so much ease you fly with free verse and this is certainly a perfect example!

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 1:38:00 PM
    Amazing poetry here Carrie!Love it.Thanks for visiting my page.

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 2:41:00 PM
    - Very good work in this great poem Carrie!- Luck in contest ! - Have a great weekend! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)