Charlotte Ballard

A Poet's Heart

Who knows what's is in
A poet's heart-it could be
Rainbows and candy apples
Ferris wheels or Topsy Turvys
Enough to make the head
Spin while the heart remains

Yet, mostly, it seems
That poet's dreams are harder
Things that bite and snatch
And dance a Saint Vitus
Even as it dies under a pen.

Don't peek, it's not
Nice. Let the poet
Speak. Let the poet
Dream, and mostly,
By request - Let
The poet scream.

Submitted: Monday, January 23, 2006
Edited: Monday, March 11, 2013

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Life would be easier if I did not have the urge to write. Or if I could confine it to the nicer things in life. But in the middle, comes a font of pain that remains from deeper things in my life. These things must be expressed, pinched even like a pimple that needs to be drained - or I think I would go quietly or not so quietly mad. I think every writer is born out of pain and that pressure that pushes the words out.

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  • Bronze Star - 6,675 Points Ramesh Rai (9/28/2014 6:54:00 AM)

    Let the poet
    Speak. Let the poet
    Dream, and mostly,
    By request - Let
    The poet scream.
    Beautiful. love it. (Report) Reply

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