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The Writer

Forgive me if I prattle on,
But that's what we writers do--
We give a thought a thousand words
When it needed only two.
But now and then we take a theme,
Like an amber leaf in fall--
Ascribe to it a single verse,
Or perhaps no words, at all.


Copyright © Mel Merrill | Year Posted 2015


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  1. Date: 12/12/2015 11:42:00 PM

    This sums up the world of a poet perfectly!
  1. Date: 12/8/2015 9:29:00 PM

    Very nice, good to see your words again. ;)