Ken Bennight

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Poets And Poems - Poem by Ken Bennight

It seems that poets have to scream,
they have to give their words.
Its the safest way for them to dream,
otherwise it hurts.
If you could see the ink they bleed,
that flows from fingertips.
The words that live inside their hearts,
that exit out their lips.
Only whispers in a song,
until written down on paper.
Permanent when viewed with eyes,
if spoken only vapor.
The poem is the reason,
that we learn or A, B, C's.
If there were no poems,
would we really want to read?


Comments about Poets And Poems by Ken Bennight

  • Chinedu Dike (3/2/2017 12:09:00 PM)


    An insightful portrayal of the essence of poetry and the intricacies of the poet's art, well articulated and nicely penned with conviction. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • (11/12/2008 5:09:00 PM)


    Very good poem. A true statement on writing I think in general.. I read quite alot. Poetry is probly what I don't read enough of. I am working now on rereading some of my favorites. Anyway very well written. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, September 5, 2008


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