Poetry

It's a medium
A written window
To the soul?

Or a jumble of words
A fantasy of authorship
A cry for fame
For the delusional
The failed writer

Poetry - it's like sarcasm...
An escape for those of feeble mind
Perhaps 'the lowest form of wit'

Or just maybe it's words from beyond
A spiritual tour of the subconscious
An open doorway to what lies beneath
A chance to overtly express
An opportunity to speak outside of the norm

Poetry demands patience
From the writer
From the reader...

A poem isn't the product of a day
There is a lifetime
Written in a few sentences
The poem asks us to answer a question
Of ourselves...

Who can fathom that lifetime
Within those few short words
And even fewer minutes..?

Read and try to follow
That which is unfathomable...

Martin Addison – 28/04/2021

7 Comments

    1. This part in particular..

      “A poem isn’t the product of a day
      There is a lifetime
      Written in a few sentences”

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  1. Very well said, Martin, in beautiful terms. Your poetry has been very meaningful and I’ve appreciated your dedication. I love poetry; less is always more, in my estimation.

    1. Thanks Debra šŸ™‚ I knew I wouldn’t be able to find words every day for the month so easing back and just writing when the words come is probably best.

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