Gathering Words



I gather words out of the air
Like leafs blowning in the wind
And put them in their rightful place
To make poems read by men

My ideas are my own to own
As I write them in their place
But eyes that read and take them in
Form their own opinionated case

What they tell to those that read them
Is for no one else to figure out
For the words that come out of my head
Only the reader hears them shout
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Written on March 21, 2023

Submitted by baways on March 21, 2023

Modified on April 25, 2023

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251

Quick analysis:

Scheme XXAX XAXA XBXB
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 397
Words 86
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

Barry W Smith

I'm a Christian, husband, father and Bepa to one granddaughter. I live in the panhandle of Texas. more…

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  • Teril
    Really nice! As the reader, I like the way that you include me in your poem and acknowledge the shared stage.
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • baways
      Thank you for reading my poems and your encouraging words.
      LikeReply1 year ago

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