Words At Night

All the words to say
The sad ones
The lonely ones
The happy, grateful ones
The mad ones
The ones that circulate through you 
But never leave your lips
They rage out onto paper 
For all to read
But the ones closest to you
Will never see
These words escape you effortlessly 
Words poured out late at night
Words splayed out for others in the light of day
Words that others will relate
Words that make others feel safe
That they too feel the same way
Words that will make you say ‘Thanks’
Thanks for today...

So use your words 
Use them wisely 
Share them with those you love
Share them with your friends and family
Share them with the world
Let the whole world see
Just what you feel
Spark them with your electricity


◄ The Haunting

Deep in Thought ►


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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sun 15th Mar 2020 12:52

Well put, Mika. My words strike at any time, and basically, the world stops, while I 'capture' them. But I'm fortunate to be able to do this.

Mind you, not good if you're cooking! And that has happened.

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Sun 15th Mar 2020 04:05

Thanks, Do, V, and Don for your input and your words of poetry. 😊

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Don Matthews

Sat 14th Mar 2020 22:13

I basically use my craft
Use it to please me
If others choose to like it
They're welcome to come see

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Sat 14th Mar 2020 17:34

Thought provoking poem Mika. Thanks for sharing. Unfortunately, my family doesn't show much interest in my poetry, or any poetry for that matter; which is why I'm grateful for online gathering places, like WOL, for those of us that appreciate and gravitate to this type of art.


Sat 14th Mar 2020 15:57

Love the word of advice....impactful write!

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Sat 14th Mar 2020 13:40

A reflection on how we poets use our craft for ourselves, how we choose to share our words or not, and who are the chosen ones to receive them.

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