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The Five Pillars of Poetry

Poetry By: steven cooke

A shorter version from the twelve pillars of poetry.

Submitted:Feb 24, 2013    Reads: 3    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   

Imagination is the river

that guides the quill.

Dreams the sailing ship

that unleashes the voyage

through the pages of a poets mind.


To write is to find

the meaning of love.

Where beauty opens the gate,

to a never ending yellow brick road

Of human emotion.

For that is what we seek.


The pen can create gods

and mortal frailty.

Sunshine is the span of life,

darkness is forever

and within these letters

we find immortality.


Beauty is found in pain

hope is an emerald sea,

envy comes from Oscar's words

and belief becomes a prejudice.

The pen will drown your epitaph

for the Cyclops knows his destiny


Words can be a jigsaw of fears,

Or a rose sculptured in the heart.

All belong to confession,

trapped in the confetti of poems

which hide behind a harlequin mask

though a poets heart,

is for all to see


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