Paul Butters

Gold Star - 4,784 Points (27th May,1952. / Leeds, West Yorkshire.)

Hello Reader! - Poem by Paul Butters

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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

  • (2/14/2009 8:55:00 AM)


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

    Paul Butters Paul Butters (8/13/2015 8:17:00 AM)

    Got to agree with that, Christine.

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  • (5/9/2007 7:13:00 PM)


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

    Paul Butters Paul Butters (8/13/2015 8:20:00 AM)

    Thanks Patricia.

  • (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

  • (1/15/2007 7:59:00 PM)


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

    Paul Butters Paul Butters (8/13/2015 8:18:00 AM)

    It's the energy of words my friend.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 15, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 25, 2010


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