Bill Cantrell


First Fruits - Poem by Bill Cantrell

A poem in the raw?
Will you stay true to form?
Do not be embellished to the desire to outshine
In your naked state of emotion
You need nothing more

A poem in the rough?
Stretch your wings outward to heavens gates
Disguard the body to enrich the giving soil
Let yourself pass on to something more

A poem in the heart?
What mother could ever abandon her child?
Forever a daughter,
Forever a son
A poem in the heart is the chosen one

Topic(s) of this poem: poetry


Comments about First Fruits by Bill Cantrell

  • Theodora Onken (7/31/2016 6:11:00 AM)

    Bill, again i say- -i love your words...
    You are one of the better poets here...
    i have been here so long...
    Much longer than my posts show.
    Have know many
    They have come and gone
    Some passing away
    Others leaving in disgust
    i have chosen to stay at
    least for now
    it is worthwhile to me
    as i have your words
    and Susan Williams,
    and Edmund Strolis
    to read and enjoy...
    and MJ Lemon and
    E. J. Cockrell...just to
    name a few...all outstanding. (Report) Reply

    Bill Cantrell Bill Cantrell (7/31/2016 8:40:00 AM)

    Wow, I don't know what to say....you certainly lifted my spirits, to put me in a class of poets as Susan and others is a undeserved gift, they are the real poets, I always feel like I'm an imposter trying to fit in...I never finished school and my English suffers, and I'm not sure where comas belong or the rules but I love poetry so much, , , it is like being in love with someone who you don't have a chance of ever being more than a friend. Again...I thank you so very much for your reading and enjoying my poems.: -)

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  • Annette Aitken Annette Aitken (7/24/2016 10:29:00 AM)

    A beautiful read but these two lines seem to stand out for me, In your naked state of emotion
    You need nothing more
    Annette (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (3/18/2016 1:36:00 PM)

    Excellent poem, thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul Kumarmani Mahakul (10/4/2015 5:38:00 PM)

    A poem in raw and a poem in rough too has wonderful idea to share like this. Very wise and wonderful definitely....10 (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (9/4/2015 5:03:00 PM)

    I like this, Bill.
    It's deeper than it at first appears. Certainly made me think! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 4, 2015



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