Ah Michael ... beautifully said, sweet poet. It's been a long time since I've written on the spur of the moment ... but you have a way of bringing out my words through yours. I loved this treasure.
Perhaps that's why I can simply title this response back to you ...
Why I Read Here
When I recline before this glowing screen,
And gaze upon the words and phrases there,
I drift to where my poet friends have been,
And through their vision, read each word with care.
I seek the images they draw to mind,
Immerse myself in all they have to say,
Draw strength from the emotions that I find,
Enveloped in the lessons they portray.
A laugh, a frown, a smile or even tear,
Will often surface as I take it in,
From love to loss to happiness and fear,
My mind is shaped by all absorbed within.
On days I need to know that there is hope,
Beyond realities within my world,
Each poet's heart gives me a means to cope,
Through every heartfelt line that is unfurled.
Thank you for these ideas whirling about in my mind tonight
Best wishes and big hugs,