Beguiling Verse

Douglas Blair 1951 (London)



Have you harboured
A thought and
Couldn’t shake it?
An issue or scene
Or heartfelt child’s dream
A nature’s pause
Seeming you so fit?
That’s poesie due
To the Race
You’ve been through.
So dance with some words
Like lyrical birds
Never fake it.
You birth your own style
To make others smile
Believe and receive
And beguile.
Read Rosetti or Wordsworth
Or Poe.
They had to start
Once you know
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Written on December 15, 2022

Submitted by dougb.72572 on December 15, 2022

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Characters 400
Words 78
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 21

Douglas Blair

Blogging poems since 2008. Once a lawyer in general practice. Then 32 years as Shipper in a heavy metal fabricating plant. Retired 2022. Married and father of two. Poet. Hiker. Harmonica Busker. Gospel enthusiast. Photographer. http://shootdempix.blogspot.com/ more…

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