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It's the gift of song within the heart,
The gift of words that help us impart,
A deep seated feeling within the soul,
That helps us express it, makes us feel whole.

When we are enabled to reach out in verse,
And touch someone else and mayhap coerce,
The bard in another to make itself known,
And touch us in turn and sing us his song;

A poet's heart sings, it flys and it soars,
When we're given words that touch someone's core.
It's a gift like no other to be able to write,
For there's power in words, they have meat, they have might.

We often dont' know how it will turn out.
We just start to write and then it comes about.
It's hard to say when it will begin,
But there's magic at work when we pick up our pen.


Copyright © Judy Ball


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  1. Date: 4/12/2014 7:03:00 PM

    judy judy where did you go? judy judy, I miss you so!!
  1. Date: 2/13/2013 8:15:00 PM

    Where is my old friend?
  1. Date: 12/30/2012 4:12:00 AM

    this is wonderful Judy, hope you are in good health, would love to see you post again...Happy New Year...
  1. Date: 12/23/2012 9:40:00 AM

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year, Hope all is well with you. love phyl
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 6:12:00 PM

    judy, I see this was your last post of the whole year. wanted to wish you a merry Xmas and ask if you are ok. Luv, Andrea
  1. Date: 12/2/2012 6:09:00 PM

    Judy we are missing you. I hope all is well with you and noticed you have not posted for a while. Give us a shout and let us know how you are doing. love phyl
  1. Date: 8/31/2012 5:32:00 PM

    I miss you Judy, where are you and is everything all right? Don't keep us in the dark! Love, Lizzie
  1. Date: 8/20/2012 4:50:00 PM

    I agree Judy there is magic when we pick up our pens. We don't know how it will turn out but in the end we are happy to have our words read by others. Hope you are having a wonderful summer. love phyl
  1. Date: 7/31/2012 10:23:00 AM

    My last chapbook is called "Magic". Nice words! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
  1. Date: 7/23/2012 9:47:00 PM

    where art thou, Judy??
  1. Date: 7/16/2012 1:01:00 AM

    Judy, your poem is incredible... beautiful.. i love my magic wand... called my pen... xox~pd
  1. Date: 7/12/2012 7:38:00 PM

    I love the 10th line" words that touch some's core" you have a blessed day ;}
  1. Date: 6/27/2012 6:31:00 PM

    Well this one of yours touched me but then they all do so it is nothing new. I think you reach out to many Judy, your poems always have a wonderful message! Love, Elizabeth
  1. Date: 6/27/2012 4:02:00 PM

    yes it is a gift. sometimes i wonder if we are aided by invisable muses.
  1. Date: 6/24/2012 6:10:00 PM

    Frenemy, now THAT was the word I was searching for in my description of margo! Let me see if I can find a poem of yours I have not read.
  1. Date: 6/21/2012 8:53:00 PM

    So so true, dear lady!! It's magical!! and how cool that you have sexy legs too!! My mom always told me it was my best part of my body. that's why I wrote on it. Why don't you do a poem for that contest too??
  1. Date: 6/21/2012 7:25:00 PM

    than you fo r sharing this poem. I enjoyed reading it tonight.
  1. Date: 6/21/2012 1:38:00 PM

    So true and well written Judy, thank you. - oxox love Anne-Lise
  1. Date: 6/21/2012 1:24:00 PM

    A true git in deeds..Peace and blessings.
  1. Date: 6/21/2012 1:04:00 PM

    yes, words calm or pierce the soul, judy... you have the quill with magic ink and your fingers do the walking... enchanting!..;) huggs!