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I don't write poetry, I speak it

August 8, 2011
By Echinacea8 GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
Echinacea8 GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Somebody said that it couldn't be done, but he with a chuckle replied that maybe it couldn't [and maybe it shouldn't], but he wouldn't be the one to say so until he tired" - Edgar Albert Guest

My languish tongue
seems able to write
what my pen finds in short stock
for from it drips words of honey
that twirls warm like a cacophony
of caramel syrup in a stirring pot

but take that down to pen
with its drying up ink spots -
it breaks.
the caramel so fragile, so lucid -

And I’m left with a few words
I can’t remember,
a thought undone,
and a voice,
an opinion, unheard.

The author's comments:
I've often found that I when I'm inspired by something I'll just start composing out loud or in my head, but when I try to write the poem down.... the whole memory thing doesn't really work for me.

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