Vividly Versed

There’s something in your poem,

Yet, naked to my eye.

I read it, over and over,

To find your point, I’ll try.


Your words are so descriptive,

Commanding vocabulary.

Me, I flip through the pages,

Of my open dictionary.


I wish I had paid attention,

In my literature class.

To great writers like you, here,

In my school days long past.


I know it’s not too late.

I will put in the time.

Attempt to hold a candle,

To the words, such as your rhyme.


Try not to get discouraged,

If I never master the knack.

Like your talent to express,

A message for me to grasp.


  • orchidee

    Of course you mean me, I expect! I mean, my waffling on. But I can't say long words anyway, after a sherry or two. *Goes and eats humble pie now. Gets too big for my boots!* lol. I only swoon at my own delusions of grandeur! heehee.

    • WriteBeLight

      Your work is so marvelous orchidee! Must be something in the sherry and pie that is working great for you 🙂

      • orchidee

        Thanks WBL. Well, I base a lot of it on Scriptures, so in a way they're not 'original' from me. And yet I suppose they are, as I'm writing them! 🙂

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      • Goldfinch60

        The knack has certainly been mastered WBL, I always enjoy your wonderful words.

        • WriteBeLight

          Same to you Goldfinch! Thank you 🙂

        • Fay Slimm.

          a fine tribute to those who write easily yet sometimes use rare wording and get readers all in a tizzy - - a needed reminder dear WBL

          • WriteBeLight

            Thanks Fay! It is a good thing for the dictionary 🙂

          • Louis Gibbs

            Sometimes, rather than try to digest each word or phrase, I just try to absorb the feeling of what it is the muse is conveying. I can relate, however, to what your fine poem expresses, WBL!

            • WriteBeLight

              Thanks Louis. You are certainly one of those most-talented poets!

              • Louis Gibbs

                I'm honored, thank you.

              • Edward Charles McDevitt

                Oh, I think you've done quite well! Literature class or not, your writing says quite a lot! I, too wrote a poem for English Lit and one day soon, I'll post it on this site for all to see! Thanks for the beautiful words of encouragement to all who read!

                • WriteBeLight

                  Thank you Edward. I am looking forward to your work. You are very kind.

                • Tony36

                  Well written and expressed

                  • WriteBeLight

                    Appreciate it Tony!

                    • Tony36


                    • Christina8

                      Your poems are great just the way they are! I always look forward to reading them. I too get frustrated when I can't get words to rhyme. Well done!

                      • WriteBeLight

                        Thanks Christina. So sweet of you 🙂

                      • Gary Edward Geraci

                        Just a word? What do you know...and now you're at 255 - way to go!

                        • WriteBeLight

                          Thanks Gary. Nice to hear from you. Thanks so very much!

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