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Below is the poem of the week entitled The Poets which was written by poet Heidi Sands.

The Poets

The poets rise high with the courage to fly
On the words of wisdom spoken by 
Their inner selves
With honesty that maybe others can’t face
Of their own
So brave the poet is to feel, express and
Write the meaningful thoughts, feelings,
Sights, moments, lessons learned
To reach across the miles to anyone, everyone
Because they cared enough to speak,
Take a pen and be all they can be in a world
Full of complexity
Never underestimate poets, for their will
To show life authentically, as it is beyond the realm
Of anything seen by the human eye
Only the soul can experience these invisible ways
No-one can say there is not a difference made
When the soul is moved and reaches another
When the pen writes words that heal hearts
When the mind is thinking in this very moment
Life is full, vibrant, nourished by the poets who
-	Chose to fly  -

Inspired by Olillio B1’s poem – Obsurd.

Heidi Sands

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  1. Date: 2/22/2017 1:39:00 AM

    Well-written... congrats on being selected...

  1. Date: 2/21/2017 5:03:00 PM

    Beautiful. Congratulations on POTW.

    Sands Avatar Heidi Sands Date: 2/21/2017 5:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Elizabeth! I appreciate it :)
  1. Date: 2/21/2017 10:49:00 AM

    Great dedication Heidi, I suddenly feel more important for being a poet(!) Poetry will always be the highest form of art for poetics is the heart and soul of all forms of art. Bravo! and a big congrats on POTW!

    Sands Avatar Heidi Sands Date: 2/21/2017 11:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Keith! I am happy you feel good about being a poet. - You should - :) Thank you very much. :)
  1. Date: 2/21/2017 6:33:00 AM

    I just saw this, congrats on POTW my friend, this is the perfect choice for the honor.

    Sands Avatar Heidi Sands Date: 2/21/2017 7:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you , Chris!
  1. Date: 2/21/2017 3:58:00 AM

    Hi Heidi. To be gifted with the art of writing is a wonderful thing. To write from the heart and soul, as you do, is something of tremendous value. I enjoyed the read, my friend. Congrats on your POTW, you deserved it....peter

    Sands Avatar Heidi Sands Date: 2/21/2017 7:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much :)
  1. Date: 2/20/2017 5:14:00 PM

    Beautifully expressed Heidi many congrats on POTW:-) hugs Jan xx

    Sands Avatar Heidi Sands Date: 2/20/2017 5:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank very much Jan. I appreciate your comment.
  1. Date: 2/20/2017 8:50:00 AM

    Well said, there is no better feeling, than knowing our thoughts have been expressed, and it helps someone, lifts someone up, or encourages someone, maybe someone we don't even know. Poets aren't the answer, but we can help each other cope, for sure. Congrats on POTW, outstanding.

    Sands Avatar Heidi Sands Date: 2/20/2017 9:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi John. Thank you for taking the time to read this one and offer your comment with feedback. I really appreciate it. You are right , we can help each other cope and we never know who we reach even someone we don't even know, like you say. Thank you again. Take care :)
  1. Date: 2/19/2017 10:44:00 AM

    That's just great. Makes us feel we're not wasting our time. Congratulations!

    Sands Avatar Heidi Sands Date: 2/19/2017 11:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Sunlite. You are definetly not wasting your time. :)
  1. Date: 2/19/2017 7:53:00 AM

    Hey Heidi, congratulations on POTW. Love the write:)

    Sands Avatar Heidi Sands Date: 2/19/2017 7:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Daniel ! :)
  1. Date: 2/18/2017 9:36:00 PM

    Heidi this is beautiful there is such a treasure trove of truth here. And impeccably written piece, you've done it again Heidi in it goes.

    Sands Avatar Heidi Sands Date: 2/19/2017 6:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Edward. I appreciate it :)
  1. Date: 2/18/2017 2:19:00 PM

    I cannot express myself at all verbally, stuttering and Tourette makes it a challenge to say the least. I speak through my poems and written other words.Oh Heidi I so agree with you! Never underestimate our pen, and our openness, and how we can reach each other. This is a fave for me.

    Sands Avatar Heidi Sands Date: 2/18/2017 2:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow Darren, that must really be a challenge, yes! Yet.. You do so well with your writing and make such a difference. You are very talented. Keep up the great writing. I am happy you like this one...and a fav. Thank you :)
  1. Date: 2/17/2017 6:46:00 AM

    - How true, Heidi - Great written - Happy weekend :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)

    Sands Avatar Heidi Sands Date: 2/17/2017 7:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Sunshine, Happy weekend to you too :)
  1. Date: 2/16/2017 5:53:00 PM

    How exact and honest. I love this, Heidi! These words are truly exceptional.

    Sands Avatar Heidi Sands Date: 2/17/2017 6:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Nicola! :)
  1. Date: 2/16/2017 10:29:00 AM

    Nicely expressed and very true, lovely poem, Heidi.

    Sands Avatar Heidi Sands Date: 2/16/2017 12:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Ray! :)
  1. Date: 2/16/2017 4:40:00 AM

    You make me proud to be a poet dear Heidi, this is beautifully expressed in every way, thank you for sharing it and have a great day, hugs x

    Sands Avatar Heidi Sands Date: 2/16/2017 6:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am happy to hear that Mystic Rose. You should feel proud. ! You are welcome. Have a nice day :)
  1. Date: 2/15/2017 2:20:00 PM

    Great encouragement Heidi, lets keep it up...

    Sands Avatar Heidi Sands Date: 2/15/2017 4:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Charlie! That's right. Let's keep it up :)
  1. Date: 2/15/2017 1:29:00 PM

    A thoroughly enjoyable read, Heidi. I was very uplifted by your wise message. It encourages us poets/poetesses when we begin to falter in faith that your words are fallen to the ground w/o purpose. You re-energized me for sure. Ty, dear soul lady. Wonderful poem too. Love always.

    Sands Avatar Heidi Sands Date: 2/15/2017 2:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Freddie. I am glad to hear it was uplifting for you.
  1. Date: 2/14/2017 9:40:00 AM

    Wonderful insight, Heidi, offered in an easy-to-read and understand style. Really like the vocabulary and sentiment. Another great job, thanks, Dave

    Sands Avatar Heidi Sands Date: 2/14/2017 9:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Dave!
  1. Date: 2/14/2017 1:27:00 AM

    Loved your poem, Heidi

    Sands Avatar Heidi Sands Date: 2/14/2017 6:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi , Victor! I was wondering what was going on. I saw a different name for you with your poems and commenting was turned off? Thank you for your visit and comment :)
  1. Date: 2/13/2017 3:33:00 PM

    There really aren't any words after reading this- but two- ( Master Piece)...

    Sands Avatar Heidi Sands Date: 2/13/2017 3:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Olillio . I really appreciate that. Thank you so much. :)

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