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The Poet's Task

A poet is a man with words, And words a weapon are. His words are sharply stropped and so He makes them travel far. He makes them cover many miles, Emotive ones at that, Digest those miles, absorbs their styles, Gestate them, thinking back. Then, having indigestion, our Young poet now must crumble, Or re-invest those travelled words In a new song, strong but humble. He reaches in to get the feel, He crawls to depths un-shared. He wonders is that’s all there is And dances with despair. But he reaches out to touch The great Designing Hand By whom all things were made, who took That great creative stand, Whose mind spun wildly when He thought Of making man like Him, With vivid sensitivities, A heart to reach and dream. He stretches, and the Hand is there To touch and know the power Of gentle sensitivity In this harmonious hour. He starts to write he knows not what, Marvels at the sight Of these rich words that tumble out In order neat and tight, The words are sharp. They know their place. Their rhythms dance and play. He dances too, though the tune is new, The words make no delay. They place themselves before his eyes. His eyebrows on the rise, His eyes wide open watching while His hand the keyboard plies. He takes a breath before he reads What he has written down. His heart expands, and satisfied, He thinks of what he had inside And finds it grandly multiplied While he seems just the clown.

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Date: 2/5/2016 8:52:00 PM
Peace be with you and many many blessings my friend. You have touched my heart that is for sure. I thank you for sharing.
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Helen Murray
Date: 2/6/2016 5:43:00 AM
Thank you Steven. It's always wonderful to meet a like mind. Blessings to you also.