Thursday, May 17, 2012

Should I Have Rather Been A Poem?


Should I have rather been a poem,
Whose language does flow so sweet
Or, whose words did touch a soul so deep?

Should I have rather been a poem,
Whose birth did make is writer cry,
Or, whose sorrow did make another sigh?

Should I have rather been a poem
Whose humor makes one laugh like a clown,
Or, whose anger turns a smile upside down?

Should I have rather been a poem,
Whose anguish brings tears to a readers eyes
Or, whose message held in it a hidden surprise?

Should I have rather been a poem,
Whose pain can make else's drift away,
Or whose journey seeks refuge in another day?

Should I have rather been a poem
Whose suggestive power forces a spirit to move,
Or, whose diction will heal and soothe?

Should I have rather been a poem-
A poem who has not one of these to call its own?
I shall not rather be a poem,
For its beauty, to me, would never be known.

 ©2000 Nancy M Roberts






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9 comments:

  1. Nancy, thank you for sharing another of your poems. I always enjoy reading your poetry and admire your talent. ~ Sarah

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  2. Nancy- Thanks for the poem! It is fun to read it- xo Diana

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  3. Beautiful Nancy! I loved every word. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  4. I love your poems and prayers too....this one is beautiful....thank you...Cleo

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  5. As always, your poetry moves me. You should publish.

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  6. Thank you for sharing this lovely verse, Nancy. It really made me think. And what I think is that you ARE a poem! (Your lovely words here is proof of this...) In fact I think we are all poems in our own way. We can do all those things as humans: soothe with touching words, change anger to smiles, brighten a day, ease a hurt. Have a lovely weekend!

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  7. Great post,I really like your article

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  8. Hi lovely lady.
    Thanks for the poem you are so good at this so much fun to read it!! I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday with you family.
    XXOO Diane

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