Accidental Poet

Cleaning the Lens of Life

I suppose it’s no wonder

That a camera appeals to me

With thoughtful images

It speaks poetically


And within my heart

A poetic ear

Through the lens of my eyes

A visual story I hear


Upon the morning stage

The performance of sunrise

Played out with such compassion

The magic right before my eyes


Same as on my camera

And the lens I’m cleaning

I must keep my heart open

To see life’s intricate meaning


Of life’s architect

Many a question I’ve asked

Of which in turn

The answers are now my task


Rightfully so, I was told

“I could tell you”

After a brief pause

“It’s better that I show you”


Look and you shall see

That which is there

But take a closer look

Of that which holds your stare


For only with an open heart

Will you see the truth

Your inner detective

The all seeing sleuth


Life is a gift

Do with it as you will

Look for the smile in your heart

Generously let it fill


So keep your heart open

Avoid preventable strife

Use your time wisely

Cleaning the lens of life


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2015


  • PoeticBiscuit

    Couldn’t have said it better my self. Face the world with an open heart and open mind if you truly want to live life to the fullest. A powerful message beautifully written.


    • Accidental Poet

      Thanks for the read, fav and comment.

    • orchidee

      Good write AP.

      • Accidental Poet

        Thanks Orchi, how's your lens? Need some cleaning? : )

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