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Hocus Pocus Poets are like magicians. They trick the heart into feeling, “things” they had no idea, were there at all. Sadly poets don’t always know how their tricks work. They sit and think, and study, and hope and even pray. They are prone to mistakes and misinterpretations. Yet… Poets, dare to dream in colors, of blue, and yellow, and green. They sing songs to no one, people that can barely hear at all. They make jokes that people miss, sometimes on purpose. “May I read you this?” a courageous voice in the crowd. Met with scoffs and “Oh my’s” or worse. “How long will it be, why did you bother?” “Will it make me laugh or smile?” “Perhaps I do not want to feel that way!” Then… they leave their words, lying on the ground. Un...cared for. A blessing, they are found… treasures all around. words on a page, a tiny perfect stage. When we are alone, not being what others say we are… we are closer to ourselves and not far from Him. Some of us, not all of us, but a few… look at the words and dare to consider, to ponder how it feels to fly, from a wheelchair, to sing without a voice, to laugh at yourself, and even… dare to love.

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Date: 12/31/2019 5:32:00 PM
I've just finished reading all of your wonderful poems taking me in a few familiar journeys and a couple of unexpected ones. Hocus pocus is one of a few favorites as I've walked in those shoes. Thank you for sharing your words and journeys
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Date: 10/17/2019 8:33:00 AM
This is beautiful! A fave for me :-) x
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Date: 9/10/2019 11:27:00 AM
Had to Fav, it's got art, it's got poetry, it's got color that soothes my restless nerves. Beautifully done.
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Date: 9/9/2019 10:20:00 AM
Ann, I like this poem. There only words of a well-versed magician, written on a heart-sized page. -Richard
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Ann Foster
Date: 9/9/2019 10:28:00 AM
Your kind words, music to my ears, my fingers dance to the song...thank you...thank you...(the tiny far away voice gets more distant...but happily goes back to work with a smile.) Hugs. Ann
Date: 9/8/2019 7:26:00 PM
"words on a page, a tiny perfect stage. " I laughed when I read this, for it is MY truth.
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Date: 9/9/2019 10:25:00 AM
Your stage is the world my friend, and you have earned way more than a bow. God Bless you. Hugs. Ann
Date: 9/8/2019 2:50:00 PM
Really well put together Ann and cleverly written. Excellent..Best wishes..Ron :)
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Ann Foster
Date: 9/9/2019 10:26:00 AM
Humbly...thank you friend. Have the very nicest day. Ann