Laurence Overmire

On The Bottom Shelf - Poem by Laurence Overmire

the poet's words lay
dried-up in a book
untouched, unsung

how he wished he had the power
to give music to the song
the unheard symphony
that pounded on the strings
of his heart

no fingers to key
the silent instrument
that refused to be mastered.

(Previously published in Poetfest Anthology, Summer 2000)

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 6, 2008

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