Paul Butters

Freshman - 562 Points (27th May,1952. / Leeds, West Yorkshire.)

Hello Reader! - Poem by Paul Butters

My dearest reader, seconds ago, before your
Decision to turn the page, there was nothing.
These very words were hidden away and thus
Unseen, to all intents did not exist:
Just like the beauty of the Jovian Moons
`Til “Voyager” beamed those pictures back to Earth.

For You have brought this page to life - yes You and only You!
You bring along a wealth of memories of your own,
Your feelings, thoughts, regrets and sorrows, joys
And fears, your hopes and fantasies.
You have the mountains of your mind:
Your personal rivers, clouds and suns: flowers and gasometers!
Landscapes, dreams and nightmares of your very own.
And me, as you sit reading this, I might be with you right now,
Dead and buried, or maybe miles away.

To you I give the role of God: to breathe your life upon this page.
Take you away, dear reader, and there’s nothing: formless void.
Yet now, together, you may join me, in a realm
Where Life, though challenged by Evil,
Is Warded by our Love.


Comments about Hello Reader! by Paul Butters

  • Rookie - 0 Points Christine Kerr (2/14/2009 8:55:00 AM)

    Your talent never stops and I hope you never do. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 39 Points Patricia Gale (5/9/2007 7:13:00 PM)

    Yes, clever, powerful and outstanding work. The ending, well done! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Lynda Robson (1/16/2007 7:36:00 AM)

    What a clever poem, the mind being ever powerful and one's imagination more so. Like when we read a book and imagine the people and settings. Well written, Love Lynda x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hopeu Likadapoem (1/15/2007 7:59:00 PM)

    This is so powerful, , Or maybe its just your energy! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 15, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 25, 2010


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