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Why Poems?

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Poems are my photographs
my diary
my inner monologue
poems are my measurement
my record
the fingerprints of emotions
invisible no more
Poems are my expression
the sum of interactions
they show my working out
Poems are the breath
of lost lovers
against my neck
Poems are my kisses
for my family and my friends
the hugs I seldom give

And your poems...
your poems keep me company
a little light
calling to my lost ship
I sip my tea
and slip into your mind...


(Really quick one in response to Vautaw's What Is Poetry?)


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Tue 5th Nov 2019 15:48

Thanks Kate and yes! it's a precious thing to have discovered; both writing and reading.

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Mon 4th Nov 2019 12:17

The sincerity and simplicity is lovely Tom. Ain't poetry ( and the ability to share it) grand.

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Mon 4th Nov 2019 11:53

Thank you for all the comments and likes. This is the fastest poem I've ever written, so I guess I had my thoughts straight for once ? It's also the first thing I've managed to write in a month, so I'm very grateful for the inspiration.

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Mon 4th Nov 2019 01:13


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Ruth O'Reilly

Mon 4th Nov 2019 00:30

I love the gentle balance you have created here between why you need to write poetry and what you get from reading other people's poems. 11/10

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Don Matthews

Sun 3rd Nov 2019 22:37

I sip my tea
and slip into your mind...

I like this....except mine's coffee

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Martin Elder

Sun 3rd Nov 2019 15:04

wonderful. My favourite line is fingerprints of my soul.
Marvellous stuff Tom

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Sun 3rd Nov 2019 14:34

Yes! "I sip my tea and slip into your mind." Love this poem Tom. Thanks for shining your light in a stormy sea. ?

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keith jeffries

Sun 3rd Nov 2019 14:21

I can relate to this. In fact you have very accurately summarised my response to poetry. Well thought out and equally well crafted.

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