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Why I write poetry, with a pen tip of honey

Though medicine tastes bad and bitter as it always skitters On the tongue’s taste buds as the black sea on sand that glitters It helps and uplifts the body to get fitter Honey glazed on the rim of the medicine cup tastes so sweet To children for the body’s healing from sickness’s heat Gnostic teachings are tough to swallow in their obscurity But paintings of words illustrate all their healing beauty Made from the honeycombs of flowing thoughts with surety For the healing and release of soul and spirit The nectar for the bubbling spring is not from myself But comes from the fruits that the Father has planted himself So the whole cup is his work, I can’t take true credit itself Therefore I accept that golden ink to drip unto the page To make Christ’s teachings shine even more sweetly in this age Date: 7/17/2022 Name of contest: 2022 Poetry Marathon Mile 8 Poetry Contest Sponsor: Mark Toney

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Date: 9/14/2022 5:36:00 AM
Great comparisons and metaphors. Congratulations!
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