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Tell Me A Tale

Tell me a tale of humanity Paint me the love of your life Show me a path to humility How a man should honour his wife. Help children believe in magicness Describe the warmth of a smile Feelings invoked by happiness A tree that’s been watching a while. Explain the pain of solitude Gift me the smell of a flower Tease me with dreams of magnitude Sights that are seen from a tower. Convey the sound that a river makes Define your fear of the dark Textures and tastes of a freshly cut steak A walk with your child in the park. Interpret the touch that a lover leaves Recount the flaws of your youth Depict a man with his heart on his sleeve Confront and search out the truth. Weave me a yarn with your poetry Spin me with poetic release Take me away with ingenuity Fill my mind and my soul with your peace.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 12/27/2015 9:40:00 AM
The verbs that begin every line give this poem powerful energy and facilitate excellent flow. More than that, however, the suggested actions are edifying and thought-provoking. Very nice, Mark.
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Mark Woods
Date: 12/27/2015 11:02:00 AM
Thank you Paul, I do come back to it to get poem ideas sometimes! Nothing else since has hit the same level as this one though.
Date: 11/5/2015 2:06:00 PM
Hey Mark, a hearty congratulations on your winning poem in the Screwed 7 contest! A beautiful treatise on some very important subjects and I love the rhythm and flow. A well deserved win! Be Blessed, Neva
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Date: 11/5/2015 12:03:00 PM
Mark, congrats on your win in Rob Carmack's contest. SKAT
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Date: 11/4/2015 9:39:00 PM
Congrats on huge win Mark with this superb write!
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Mark Woods
Date: 11/5/2015 12:19:00 AM
Cheers Doc. : )
Date: 11/4/2015 8:00:00 AM
good imagery, great ending!
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Mark Woods
Date: 11/5/2015 12:18:00 AM
Thank you Len, it was just one of those poems, and I must admit it sort of came out of nowhere.
Date: 9/25/2015 11:59:00 AM
A wonderful narration that only a poet may dare ask of another poets,truly you are a gift,such wisdom in these lines that I'm reading this again and again.straight into fav.
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Date: 9/26/2015 12:33:00 AM
I am flattered Miraj, a fine compliment from a very gifted pen. Thank you
Date: 9/20/2015 7:53:00 AM
I agree with Peter, this poem is a true gem. A pleasure to read this great morn! Sending you a pm my friend. A7
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Date: 9/20/2015 1:21:00 PM
Cheers Robert, I must admit I'm over awed by the reaction this poem has received. Thank you for your advice and comments I truly appreciate your input
Date: 9/19/2015 4:35:00 PM
Very wise writing. I enjoyed and congrats:-)
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Mark Woods
Date: 9/19/2015 6:02:00 PM
Cheers Njeri, your kind comments are very much appreciated.
Date: 9/17/2015 9:05:00 AM
Hey Mark, stopped by for a visit. A hearty congratulations on your poem being chosen as POTD! This is wonderful in storylines and imagery. So beautifully written and expressed. Well deserved! Be Blessed, Neva
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Mark Woods
Date: 9/17/2015 11:52:00 AM
4 am in the morning here and I'm on poetry soup, I think I'm addicted to the place. Thank you for your kind comments.
Date: 9/17/2015 12:09:00 AM
So, congrats on getting the poem of the day. Now that that's out of the way, um... Holy cow! I got goose bumps reading this! I just fell in love with a poem. It is am awesome poem in the most literal sense of the word. I'm adding you to my fab poets now. Seriously, thanks for sharing such talented, amazing writing
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Mark Woods
Date: 9/17/2015 12:20:00 AM
Janet your comments have left me with a grin from ear to ear, I'm not in the fab poets echelon, but I am so pleased that you got some real enjoyment from this poem. This one did work for me and I'm pleased it did : )
Date: 9/16/2015 11:56:00 PM
A powerful soul-touching write. Congrats on making Poem of the day.
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Mark Woods
Date: 9/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
You are very kind, thank you so much for your kind words.
Date: 9/16/2015 7:00:00 PM
Congratulations on Poem of the Day - this one truly deserves it ... CayCay
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Date: 9/16/2015 11:41:00 PM
Cheers CayCAy, you and others have been a big support for my fledgling writing, and I truly honour and respect you for your continued encouragement. You're a gem : )
Date: 9/16/2015 6:53:00 PM
Very Good!
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Mark Woods
Date: 9/16/2015 11:42:00 PM
Thank you Bekah for your kind words, I hope all is well with you
Date: 9/16/2015 3:59:00 PM
Again Mark when you look through pieces of charcoal to start a fire and you look down and find a brilliant 5 carrot diamond in the midst of this charcoal well my friend this is what this write is. When I first read it. It possessed a quality that overtook me. Wanting more and becoming a magnet for my mind to enjoy. Congratulation again for Poem Of The Day. A more than well deserved choice.
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Mark Woods
Date: 9/16/2015 11:34:00 PM
Michael you have a wonderful way with words that makes me grin from ear to ear, I appreciate your kind comments. Sometimes I'm guilty of trying too hard and it's nice to have a write under the belt that dictated the terms instead of the other way round.
Date: 9/16/2015 3:50:00 PM
Truly beautiful and inspiring! Well done, Mark! Full marks I send your way. Congrats on this being selected POTD. ~ All the best. // paul
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Mark Woods
Date: 9/16/2015 11:30:00 PM
I hope it does inspire somebody some how some day, thank you for your kind comments.
Date: 9/16/2015 2:50:00 PM
Great poem well done i enjoyed it, all the best EM
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Mark Woods
Date: 9/16/2015 11:28:00 PM
Cheers Edward, it's a poem that I didn't know how it came together and somehow it did, I hope I can write another like it at some stage!
Date: 9/16/2015 11:34:00 AM
Mark CONGRATULATIONS on poem of the day with this beauty, enjoy the honor. ..
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Mark Woods
Date: 9/16/2015 12:27:00 PM
A bit of a surprise and a lovely way to kick off my day.
Date: 9/16/2015 9:57:00 AM
Wonderful write, Mark, a 7 & congratulations on Poem Of The Day
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Mark Woods
Date: 9/16/2015 11:26:00 PM
Thank you Eve, I'm really pleased people have enjoyed it...
Date: 9/16/2015 9:07:00 AM
Beautiful... simple... free! Great POTD! This piece makes all of us feel like children believing in the "magicness" and "happiness" of each day. Best!
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Date: 9/16/2015 12:45:00 PM
My old English teacher would Have told me off for making up words! I must admit I felt a bit naughty writing magicness.
Date: 9/16/2015 8:57:00 AM
Well expressed, congrats on POTD.
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Date: 9/16/2015 1:00:00 PM
It's all a bit random, all has a bit of meaning, I think the intention was to have a slight tool chest of inspiration for writing...
Date: 9/16/2015 8:47:00 AM
Simply superb! I love the varying openers and flow and love the final closing lines , well deserved POTD, warm rgds, Laura
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Mark Woods
Date: 9/16/2015 12:42:00 PM
Cheers Laura, funnily enough I'm still not convinced I named t properly, but we'll go with what we've got
Date: 9/16/2015 8:19:00 AM
Mark, soothing, uplifting, thought provoking, a blend of all beauty that sure make a reader like me go on.. the lure is there in every line!! excellent lines!a fave to me! keep writing =`)~Olive ELoisa =`)
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Mark Woods
Date: 9/16/2015 12:38:00 PM
Thank you Olive, and I'm honoured by the fave.
Date: 9/16/2015 7:41:00 AM
"Fill my mind and my soul with your piece". Nice poetry. Congratulations on Poem of the Day...and may peace be unto you
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Mark Woods
Date: 9/16/2015 12:53:00 PM
Cheers Judy. It ended up being a fun write
Date: 9/16/2015 7:23:00 AM
Congrats on a wonderful poem of the day!
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Mark Woods
Date: 9/16/2015 12:52:00 PM
Thank you Casarah. : )
Date: 9/16/2015 4:57:00 AM
- Really well written and great rhyming, Mark - Congrats on your p.o.t.d. - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/16/2015 12:26:00 PM
Thank you Anne-Lise. A very pleasant surprise to wake up to...
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