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The “Why” I Write

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Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


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The “Why” I Write

Laying hidden, softly, out of view and sound
rumbling intently, growing gently from heart’s mound
convenes a word, coupling with another, just until
it pours forth, gigantically, as if in a swell.

This action forces one to take a pen in hand
and write, poetically, something fine and grand
but the mind hangs back as the heart pours forth
wondering if the words will take their rightful course.

For the mind knows what the heart yet does not
that the words now penned will soon be forgot ~
a vacancy will then lie in the open hearts’ well,
but give it a moment, let it sit just a spell

and again it will pour forth with words enamoured
of love and life and countless here-afters,
moments of time thrust into a black hole, become void
as gilded letters to paper refuse to be destroyed.

To impart that shift of air so the perfume stings,
to extol the bell so the chimes doth ring,
to hesitate, slightly, so the words come slow
to touch the heart of the reader, there, just so.

To allow another to see a love’s true course,
to capture the exhilaration of a wild and free horse,
to allow the sense of quietude in a babe’s soft sleep,
to share with one the shadows of loves’ fill, deep.

Anguish comes to one, many, sometimes comes to all
when they hear inside the words, know they have the call
and yet, when written, it only sounds trite, so banal
ah yes, anguish comes to many, sometimes comes to all.

But,

laying hidden, softly, out of view and sound
rumbling intently, growing gently from heart’s mound
convenes a word, coupling with another, just until
it again pours forth, gigantically, as if in a swell.

And the poems thunder on.

7 September, 1999
©KRJ


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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
caroline
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1 posted 09-07-99 05:48 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Sunshine, when I first saw the title of this, I thought it matters not "why" you write, I'm just glad you do, because I enjoy your work immensely! But then I read this...and oh, how beautifully you tell the why! Outstanding poetry from you again! (I believe this is my favorite of yours )

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
Pepper
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2 posted 09-07-99 06:29 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Sunshine.....Keep on writing so we can keep on enjoying

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
U K Hero
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3 posted 09-07-99 06:41 PM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

One of the best I have read so far in 'PIP', you have to read it twice and think several times to appreciate the emotion and fellings behind these words. If I was your teacher I would mark it 9/10, Deducting one purely on my inability to appreciate it fully. Keep writing :-)
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4 posted 09-07-99 06:45 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Beautifully done, Sunshine
U K Hero
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5 posted 09-07-99 06:51 PM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

In fact this Deserves a second comment, having read it for a forth time I would like to add that your last comment ‘and the poems thunder on’ exceptionally apt. I shall search for more of your's, and I hope they are of similar flavour and Penned with equal deviation.
Sunshine
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6 posted 09-08-99 08:39 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you all for allowing me to share some of my most private thoughts and feelings...
and although they aren't private now, some of you will know you are not alone.
WhtDove
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7 posted 09-08-99 10:51 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

WOW!!! This was really beautiful! This deserves an ENCORE!!!!
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