Accidental Poet

Poets of MPS

 

‘Tis with a trusting heart

Upon a poet’s ear I lean

Cause they’re the only ones

Who really know what I mean

 

Like on a conveyor belt

From somewhere deep within

Words destined for poetic birth

Incubation complete and penned

 

Quite often I’m stopped in my tracks

To me, a thought occurs

Suddenly my mind on alert

With the onslaught of words

 

“Quick,” said I

“Must write that down”

For in the blink of an eye

It’ll be gone without a sound

 

Especially in the early morn

How the words seem to flow

Like a swift moving river

To the page it goes

 

So to you

My sisters and brothers

We’re all poetic siblings

From diverse mothers

 

A common gift we all share

Respect for the written word

Notions of beauty and wonder

Deep in the heart we heard

 

With persistence we’ll

Stay up late at night

Or wake from the dead of sleep

All for the privilege to write

 

I salute you all

Poets of MPS

May your pens never run dry

And your muse never digress

 

Copyright © Accidental Poet 2017

 

Comments10

  • Fay Slimm.

    Grateful thanks for this beautiful and perceptive tribute my friend - we as lovers of words do indeed belong to a family of brother and sister writers. An inspiring read.

    • Accidental Poet

      Yes Fay we do. And this is precisely the inspiration for this poem. Thank you for being one of many here who inspire me. ; )

      • Accidental Poet

        Fay, I just started a fusion poem, "The Circle of Inspiration", anyone can join in. So please take a look.

      • Christina8

        A wonderful poem! Thanks for writing and sharing!

        • Accidental Poet

          And I thank you Christina for reading but also your writing here and being an inspiration to me and others here. ; )

          • Accidental Poet

            Christina, I just started a fusion poem, "The Circle of Inspiration", anyone can join in. So please take a look.

          • WL Schuett

            Thanks Brother poet , you're a constant inspiration to me . What a nice tribute to our community.

            • Accidental Poet

              Thank you WL for reading and being an inspiration yourself. ; )

              • Accidental Poet

                WL,I just started a fusion poem, "The Circle of Inspiration", anyone can join in. So please take a look.

              • orchidee

                Thanks AP, a fine write. Can I make the last line, I say? Cos I digress, I waffle, I go on and on......... (I wish I would shut up! lol)

                • Accidental Poet

                  orchi, you can do anything you want, except sing. ; )

                  • Accidental Poet

                    orchi, I just started a fusion poem, "The Circle of Inspiration", anyone can join in. So please take a look.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you brother poet, all on here are wonderful and so supportive, I bless them all.

                    • Accidental Poet

                      No better place to be a bother poet Goldie. ; )

                      • Accidental Poet

                        Goldie, I just started a fusion poem, "The Circle of Inspiration", anyone can join in. So please take a look.

                      • Louis Gibbs

                        Thank you for this tribute to all the fine poets on MPS! I concur, AP.

                        • Accidental Poet

                          Thank you Louis, and you're welcome. ; )

                          • Accidental Poet

                            Louis, I just started a fusion poem, "The Circle of Inspiration", anyone can join in. So please take a look.

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                          • malubotelho

                            This is a sweet tribute and I'm happy to belong to this community. You wrote this so beautifully. Thanks for writing this and for creating and inspire us everyday.

                            • Accidental Poet

                              The circle of inspiration touches all of us malu. And thank you for your compliment and reading. ; )

                              • Accidental Poet

                                I just now started a fusion poem based on my last comment with you, "The Circle of Inspiration". Please join in.

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                              • Candlewitch

                                dear Brother poet,

                                you are loved by many for your gentle thoughts and ways...an inspiration to us all. we make up a loving and giving community of poets. thanks for this!

                                *many hugs, Cat

                                • Accidental Poet

                                  Thank you Cat for your kindest of compliment. I just started a fusion poem "The Circle of Inspiration". Please join in.

                                  • Accidental Poet

                                    Cat, I just started a fusion poem, "The Circle of Inspiration", anyone can join in. So please take a look.

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                                  • FredPeyer

                                    AP, you expressed something in your excellent poem that I am sure most of us here feel in our hearts. That sense of belonging and family. While I might still be hesitant to present my writing to the world, I feel comfortable showing it to all of you.
                                    Your poem describes our little group of partners in crime perfectly! Thank you!

                                    • Accidental Poet

                                      Thanks Fred. I know that feeling of not wanting to share my poetry to everyone I know too. But here in MPS it's different. Like I said in this poem,
                                      "‘Tis with a trusting heart
                                      Upon a poet’s ear I lean
                                      Cause they’re the only ones
                                      Who really know what I mean"

                                      Fred, I just started a fusion poem, "The Circle of Inspiration" Anyone can join in. Please take a look.

                                    • w c

                                      Most impressive AP. I really feel a kinship here! Thanks for your beautiful words.

                                      • Accidental Poet

                                        Yes WC, I feel a bond is growing among us poets and respect for one another's writing is everything. Thank you for reading and your compliment. ; )



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