Every Word



“Every word

was once

a poem.”


― Ralph Waldo Emerson






Thought was

Once a poem

Before there were words





sensual overload

nature explodes in the spring

words fail to describe




love, life, history, mystery

poetic themes that include adultery

written to pique the imagination

another vague form of communication


happy to expand the vocabulary

singing like the proverbial canary

to some the words create the music

others hear only the elevator musak


few are those who hear the Universe in silence

most serious concerns for their mental imbalance

today we will let the word choose the poem

sound or meaning, exuberant or solemn


always the poem that never ends

lame excuses and false amends

form, meter, rhyme the words intend

doesn’t every poet just pretend.



ME and the Boss













About merb010

Spring Hill, FL, United States Two nice old folks just hanging out, not hurting a bug or anything larger. The years have been kind to us and we now we are enjoying our golden years reading and writing. We are grateful for the God given talents that we now use to help others. View all posts by merb010

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