Hello Reader! Poem by Paul Butters

Hello Reader!

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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.

(C)PB 1997.

Monday, January 15, 2007
Topic(s) of this poem: poetry,reader,writing,god,motivational
Chinedu Dike 23 June 2021

Very powerfully and movingly penned. A work of an intricate mind. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched, sir.

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Christine Kerr 14 February 2009

Your talent never stops and I hope you never do.

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Paul Butters 13 August 2015

Got to agree with that, Christine.

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Patricia Gale 09 May 2007

Yes, clever, powerful and outstanding work. The ending, well done!

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Paul Butters 13 August 2015

Thanks Patricia.

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Lynda Robson 16 January 2007

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

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Hopeu Likadapoem 15 January 2007

This is so powerful, , Or maybe its just your energy! ! ! !

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Paul Butters 13 August 2015

It's the energy of words my friend.

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Paul Butters

Paul Butters

Leeds, West Yorkshire.
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