When I Write A Poem

 

Sometimes when

I write a poem

there is something in it

that floods my psyche

and brings a tear to my eye

the words

expressed upon a page

seized by emotion

I feel exhausted at the end

as if my soul was torn away

and left out in the open

I get up from my desk

drained and unsteady

I hesitate in walking

as if I had just come back

from the experience

weakened

without clothes

all my life exposed.

 

 

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Paul Sayer

Fri 10th Jul 2020 21:40

Hi, d. I love your poem, however...
I find myself here with a huge dic hotomy.

I love having no clothes on
and hate being exposed

More Po wit



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jennifer Malden

Fri 10th Jul 2020 15:03

Hi DK. If I felt 'without clothes, all my life exposed' would shun writing immediately, as being far too shattering!!!!! Only joking naturally!!!
Agree with Tom absolutely - sometimes one has an idea, and then the 'poem' almost writes itself which is immensely satisfying. Keep up the good work, but don't get too serious.

Jennifer



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Tom

Fri 10th Jul 2020 12:51

Those moments are pure magic and one of the many pure pleasures writing can bring. Well said and let’s continue to chase them, however rare they might be.

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