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The Shadow in Blue
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I have a challege-if you chose to accept it. It is simply to write a poem in blank verse about what you think a poet is.This message will self destruct in 10 seconds, so good luck.

I'll start it off by posting a poem later today.

~Jill
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A Poet is..

A warm heart, bleeding on a cold page,
Churning life in words until it feels
Touchable by man or beast
And trippable to taste upon a tongue.
A lost heart longing for a mate
Caught fast in a yearning song
Where letters seem the lullaby
that fits the moment perfectly.
A free heart, dancing on the wind
That spies the good in everything
And spells it by its name
In lilting lines for all to see
A rose heart, by any hearty word
Who writes as sweet and there’s
The rub - a poet is all those above
And many hearts besides.

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*note* I really haven't mastered iambic pentameter,so..a few...lines are not the proper format-Sorry...I know sad,my challenge, but can't do it properly...Well take it as it is and enjoy.
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The Truth Behind the Poet

Poets are people who wear their hearts on their sleeves
emoding their feelings with the stroke of their pen
writing with the blood that flows through their veins
expressing themselves with passion running deep

They represent the best and the worst within
with words so tender yet brash with a bite
full of compassion so beautiful and pure
just like the eyes, they shed light in the dark

Releasing the thoughts that plague the mind
they soften up the heart with gentle kisses
lifting the spirit with a smile so wide
that it helps heal the soul with it's warm embrace

Lending a hand to the discheveled,lost souls
they welcome with love, a sense of friendship
picking up the pieces shattered on the ground
removing the shadows that clouded their sight

A poet is God's gift to our clouded earth
speaking in tongues of understanding truths
they give themselves freely to the powers that be
opening their hearts to the message of hope
 
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