The Voice of Poetry

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic


A free-form poem for the poet buried under our skin.

Submitted: August 24, 2018

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Words have long been my passion,

from icy drops perched on pursed lips

to honeyed caresses on silken skin,

they remain my loyal companions,

a jumbled rumbling of sounds

containing hidden steps and arches,

pitted pathways carved of feelings

and etched in the blood of tongues,

memories stamped on tender skin,

exposed, flayed before the world,

awaiting both censure and praise

in heartfelt equidistance,

my letters stretching and twisting,

reaching past their manmade boundaries 

to conform to the voice of poetry

and the musings of ink stained fingers.


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