Treasure Island

Bill Cantrell


The Treasure of a Letter


Words carefully written,
Will they stand the test of time?
The secret is emotion,
Not in the way words rhyme.
Treasures found,
Lessons learned,
Put them in a chest.
No better words than I love you,
Could ever serve you best.

Submitted: Sunday, March 30, 2014
Edited: Monday, March 31, 2014

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This is the third poem I wrote when I started in poetry, I wrote it for my lovely wife.

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  • Sandra Feldman (9/20/2014 5:19:00 PM)

    You certainly hit upon the secret of poetry,
    Emotion is correct, you win and so do all that read this treasure of a poem. (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (9/20/2014 4:23:00 PM)

    A simple well articulated train of thought, exquisitely penned. An insightful and beautifully crafted piece of poetry from the heart. Emotion, indeed is the secret. Another addition to my favourite list.10 marks for you. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (4/1/2014 7:54:00 AM)

    A stupendous poem on Love.No better words than I love you, .................... (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (3/31/2014 4:20:00 PM)

    The 'chest' thought was so apropos in this poem. well done. Read mine - Who Am I -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

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