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Why Write

From sources unknown, a song is grown,
Sunk into the stem of a cerebellum’s bone.

By which aperture does such a flood flow in?
I cannot tell if either rhyme or reason may begin.

The spurs of sudden sparks click the heels beneath a once broken back,
In nonce occasions explored betwixt a body and mind not often intact.  

Why rhyme with words infrequently spoken?
Why do I sigh in such songs I’ve awoken?

Is it me? Are these me? These words breathing before thee?
Or is it I, within the eye that hides behind the other two of three?

What do I want for a reader to see beneath my cloak?
Scattered similes enciphered into unseen thoughts I haven’t spoke?

I apologize for esoteric speech that may perchance not speak,
To a poet who knows that code is but a key to locks that lookers seek.

And so, unanswered still is a question I have not known,
From what source does a poet’s song make to itself shown?

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 3/17/2019 8:18:00 PM
What an intelligent intriguing write - I do believe it's a poets art to keep that a secret - once exposed - isn't it a poet secret - secrets lost - keep "em guessing I would say . . . ; )
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Brendan J. Simons
Date: 3/17/2019 8:21:00 PM
Thank you Indiana, for the thoughtful comment! That means a lot.
Date: 2/2/2019 5:39:00 AM
Brilliant poem here...:) Such intriguing and fascinating lines..thank you for posting this poem on psoup! -JWE
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Brendan J. Simons
Date: 3/17/2019 8:21:00 PM
Thanks, J.W. for reading, I’ll be sure to check out your work!
Date: 1/22/2019 4:04:00 PM
thank u for your cool comment, I do keep it short and sweet and to why write I say because just like one climbs mt. Everest because it's there we write cause pen, paper, and thoughts are there. feel free to share my work and yours w/others.
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Date: 1/22/2019 8:46:00 AM
Cool poem, as eloquent as ever, lovely to read you today Brendan. xomo
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Brendan J. Simons
Date: 1/22/2019 2:16:00 PM
Thanks Maureen!