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Pen and Soul



Pen and Soul

Deep within my words
mired within my life
soaked beneath my pen
bleeding upon my soul's end

Prose that touch the spirit
and rise within my eyes
leaves a mist upon my vision
once more before my cheeks

As my writings on my paper
blend on my big blacken desk
for an ink that pours my mind
before my essence can rest



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Submitted on March 23, 2016

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Stanzas 4
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Norman Wilson

IntroductionForgotten are the times the tick of a clock once chimed sobering sounds that caressed my hearts nightly dreams. As I awaken to the touch of light that burns upon a candles wick flickering my words for all to see. This drives my thoughts through the darkest of nights of loneliness that renders my quill upon parchment with ink that dances to minds and souls.Now I hear the screeching of my heart when the blue horizon covers the orb of emptiness.Within the shelter of my mind with little, purpose other than my words that keep me sane. These are my new poems I have written in the quiet of my night, forever wished away in a writer’s pain. As I strive to write that perfect poem that, my soul desperately seeks. Then and only then can my words rest upon a sleep. more…

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