Brian Johnston

Gold Star - 20,485 Points (Jan.20,1943 / Oklahoma)

Ph: Poetry Writing: When You Write A Poem - Poem by Brian Johnston

When you write a poem, though words are white hot,
Though its message is crusted with ice,
There will always be reader who's blest by the light,
And the one who will thaw its advice.

A bard is entrusted with words of the heart,
Not just digging up gems that will glisten,
For the lessons we learn in the trenches of life,
Love to whisper to those who will listen.

Though words from the heart might be last-gasp event,
Once they're spoken, there's bound to be calm,
That can heal others wounds, and console inner depths,
Even clean up debris of a bomb.

Keep writing dear poet, ignore consequence,
Even if it's your tombstone you fashion,
Steer the ship, honor muse, always try to pay rent,
Let your words plumb the depth of your passion!


Brian Johnston
March 7,2017

Topic(s) of this poem: poetry, writing

Form: Quatrain


Comments about Ph: Poetry Writing: When You Write A Poem by Brian Johnston

  • Valentin SavinValentin Savin (3/5/2019 10:25:00 AM)

    Well done, Brian. Let's have as more readers as possible. The very beginning of the poem is just optimistic.
    When you write a poem, though words are white hot,
    Though its message is crusted with ice,
    There will always be reader who's blest by the light,
    And the one who will thaw its advice.
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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (7/16/2017 11:42:00 PM)

    Yes, poems should be written from heart.

    Keep writing dear poet, ignore consequence,
    Even if it's your tombstone you fashion,
    Steer the ship, honor muse, always try to pay rent,
    Let your words plumb the depth of your passion!
    - - - - Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem.
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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (4/11/2017 8:35:00 PM)

    Hell's bells! Brian is a masterful poet. I can tell, because he takes advice from a MORE masterful poet: ME!

    Favorite stanza: #4 very nice!

    To MyPoemList


    Could go into a Showcase! But it might cost ya.

    Bri :)

    I gave you a 9.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Poem Edited: Monday, April 10, 2017


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