Accidental Poet

The Written Word


Here I go thinking again

I’ve been looking through

My writings of pleasure and pain


Looking at all the sources of my inspiration

Just fine tuning my heart

Like a radio station


Sometimes pouring out a lyrical rhyme

I’ll remember writing it

But can’t believe it’s mine


Never a student of the written word

Suddenly I’ve a new fascination

In heart whispers I’ve heard


To express my feelings in a creative lyrical way

A journey through the pages of my heart

To better know myself everyday


And why is it, a man is not supposed to cry?

Is a man only a man,

If the pull of gravity he can deny?


Love, the greatest emotion known on Earth

Be it there in your heart,

You’ll know of self worth


The gift of God is in love to explore

But beware for therein lives

Heartache and happiness forevermore


In a broken heart there’s a lesson to be learned

Within your heart lives a love so deep

Keep it close until it’s earned


Find no bitterness in tears you’ve tasted

Perseverance will teach you

Never are your tears really wasted


I may never know how my words compare

To that of a professional poet

Not that I don’t care


I only know how I feel when a poem is done

With a smile in my heart

A little healing has begun


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2002


  • Author: Accidental Poet (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 18th, 2017 02:28
  • Category: Reflection
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  • User favorite of this poem: burning-embers.


  • orchidee

    A fine write AP.

  • burning-embers

    I am no student of the poets those acclaimed masters. I'm a humble wordsmith throwing out my passion and pain. This is the most amazing poem i have ever read. Youve just written my life... every part of your piece i identify with. Im just amazed. In my favourites of course, its the best thing i ever read.

    • Accidental Poet

      WOW, I\'m at a loss for words. Thank you b-e for your very uplifting note. It does make me happy to see that so many here on MPS seem to relate to my writing. Just goes to show we all have much in common. Thanks again. ; )

    • malubotelho

      To express my feelings in a creative lyrical way

      A journey through the pages of my heart
      This is just so beautiful. I just love to read your poems. Thanks for sharing

      • Accidental Poet

        Thank you malu. I do appreciate your kind compliments.

      • myself and me

        Share the same feeling with you. I wrote to express my feeling, joy or sorrow, light or heavy, success or fail, serious or funny...
        Thank you for put it in such a marvelous writing.

        • Accidental Poet

          Thanks m&m. It seems there are many here who relate to my writing. I think we all have a lot in common with one another.

          • myself and me

            We sure do.

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