Accidental Poet


Inside us all, there’s a special place

Within our hearts, a lyrical space


A universe of emotions

The spawning ground of passionate notions


Deep in our souls, poetic words to stimulate

Let those words come forth to motivate


Our conscience opens a quizzical door

So vast is the mind when given the chance to explore


Words may even formulate

A tendency for lyrical rhymes to contemplate


Pen is to paper as keys are to computer file

Conveying a heartfelt tear or smile


The poet in your heart sometimes plays hide and seek

Elusive while your awake, writing while you sleep


Then it seems there’s no end

Words from thin air to keyboard or pen


Of love and my need to quench its thirst

And the love of my life, above all else, she comes first


For what matters most is true love

Especially if it’s written in stars above


More than once I’ve been but a slave to my composition

Giving clue to thought provoked rendition


I’ll sit and ponder the serenity of sunset

Searching for words to describe a scene I’ll not forget


I’m reminded of love by everlasting beauty

How it all fits together and writing of it is my heartfelt duty


Like a photograph captures a moment in time

Same as my written prose, no matter the subject nor rhyme


The elusive poet within me will write

Whenever compelled to see through my heartlight


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2011


  • thewayiwrite


  • Accidental Poet

    Thank you. That one word says so much.

  • Suresh

    The poet in your heart is on full display.
    Nicely done

  • orchidee

    Good write AP.

  • yellowrose

    Very beautiful )) I hardly ever rhyme in my poems ... I’m not sure I’d be able to do that well . This flows so nicely .

    Very nice words here ... again

    • Accidental Poet

      Thanks rose. And you'll never know until to try. Even if it takes multiple tries, eventually you'll fall into the groove and rhyming will become second nature to you. ; )

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