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I am an artist and musician in Seattle. For most of my 60 years I have been a caregiver so much of my poetry is about my experiences with people who have disabilities. Expressing myself within the poetic parameters I establish in that first stanza keeps my synapses firing furiously folding the words into puzzled perfection. Or sometimes I just let it go where it needs to go.

  November 2021     2 years ago

Submitted Poems 10 total

Deeper Does The Heart Dwell

In an ocean of love I've come to learn
Deeper than a pearl does the heart dwell
And the flames of passion boil and burn
Licking desires fire water can't quell

The pressure of hope on its fragile shell
Pushing downward on a planet of sun ...

by William Michael Reeves

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God of Fate

Is it fate? Or God?
Or are they one in the same
Bonded together

Does fate dismiss God?
Agnostic dreams of chaos
Logic in order

Does God dismiss fate?
Faithful to human teaching
Divine creations

Is it God? Or fate?
Guiding the...

by William Michael Reeves

added 2 years ago
Celestial Musings

Our planet gives
Belief we are setting
Creates illusions of rising

Our Moon lives
In tandem nights dreaming
Lunar songs in lucid lighting
So sound

Our Sol forgives
With iced fusion...

by William Micheal Reeves

added 2 years ago
Tornado of Hope

What can a poet do in a tornado?
Cling to an ethereal tree
While the howling winds of an angry planet
Rip the words from their hearts?
From their lives?
A tree whose roots were planted
In lands where seeds have been grown for ages

by William Michael Reeves

added 2 years ago
Love Unique

In my hands
I hold your heart.
In them you place your trust.
Your hope.
Your love.
I cherish the ecstasy of communication.
The tangle of rooting love.
The caress of trust.
My hands are my heart
Experiencing an expression of love
So unique....

by William Michael Reeves

added 2 years ago

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Touched me. Losing a friend now that spoke to me just now.

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Published in 1954, "Fighting Terms" was the first collection of poems by which poet?
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