Monthly Archives: April 2014

Time, to change

Time
is of the essence
they say
There’s no time
like the present
Time
is fleeting
Time
is precious
Time
flies
Time
stands still
Time
is wasted
Time
always changes
They say

And… ‘They’ are right…
And not…

Some times
remain
stuck in ages
of old patterning
Take an example
Poetry
or rather
Poetry books
Have you ever noticed
upon a second hand
book sale stroll
how a fictitious novel
of maybe a year
since its release
is completely dog eared
worn
tattered
and adoringly used
yet those books
that were penned
by those poets
now passed
into historical grasp
stand tall
proud
and pristine?

Time
to change

In this day
and age
our daily lives
inundated
with an over abundance
of experiences
to explore
surely
we have time
to turn one page
just one
a day….

Time
to change

A questioning mind
has me ponder why
a novel finds
so many cupped hands
caressing spines
Is it perhaps
that the story
grips
grasps
calls you back
to flick those delicious pages
like a world
calling
conjuring
your return
to delve
out of yours
and in to theirs?

Then what
of the poets?
Because they pen
one life per page
Does it lack
in an engage
Fall short
of a returning
dance with their words?

Time
to change

To all
or any
that read these words
it’s poetry
that has steered you
to even know
i exist
My request
is simply this…

Next time
any time
every time…
you see a book
of heart
soul
bleeding poetry…
Stop
and think…
Do i have time…
to let these words
sink
swirl
swell
quell
my poetic thirst…

One page
At • A • Time

Changed

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Anonymous

No words were ever written
by nobody
Please, hear my plea
if you do nothing else
that speaks of integrity
keep the name
with the words
you’ve deemed worthy
of reading
of sharing
of believing
of declaring
Be they lyrical
satirical
poetically profound
Be they scripted
gifted
rehearsed in verse
however
they were found
The only way
anybody
becomes nobody
is when you strip them
of their work
their life
their heart
their soul
Please, take control
Be deliberate
Allow the voice
to speak
at its peak
not just get lost
anonymously

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