Godfrey Morris

Veteran Poet - 1,531 Points (August 1,1982 / Kingston, Jamaica)

A Poem Poem by Godfrey Morris


A verse am I, in a twist,

Listen! You will hear, and get this gist

A prose, confounded in a diet of words

Holding expressions of virtue, to my world

One so hidden in simple complexities

Speak thus, in a whisper to receive a rhyme

A metaphor for the mysteries mime,

Seeking an imaginary audience to hear.

copyright (c) 2012

Submitted: Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Edited: Monday, June 11, 2012

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  • Gold Star - 9,730 Points Heather Wilkins (6/5/2013 1:57:00 PM)

    love this poem. A metaphor for the mysteries mine Seeking an imaginary audience to hear. nice quote (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jeanette Telusma (11/5/2012 6:02:00 PM)

    Beautifully put...... Keep writing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points K.ayodeji Abeeb (9/13/2012 7:16:00 PM)

    brilliantly written sir, the poem proves that poems are also living things (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Chuck Audette (7/18/2012 11:41:00 AM)

    Fun poem, especially like the a diet of words line! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Deci Hernandez (5/18/2012 1:33:00 PM)

    to personify poems make me feel for writings and reminds me of poets lives, cause without a poem cannot live. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vincent Kuo (5/16/2012 11:29:00 AM)

    Hahaha I love this poem! Broken the fourth wall so discreetly - a poem about a poem! May I invite you to read a poem I wrote remotely similar to yours titled The Poet. It's about the poet's process of conceiving his ideas. I'd love to know what you think and I'd greatly appreciate any comment you have on the poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Joe Johnson (5/16/2012 9:56:00 AM)

    A poem for the ages. a very great poet you are sir (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Aditya Keerthi (5/14/2012 1:51:00 AM)

    this is a nice poem. i felt that at some places it went a little too prosaic... like, instead of Listen! you could have put Hark! that would have given it a nice poetic touch.. nevertheless... with small changes it is a wonderful poem (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 534 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (5/10/2012 12:25:00 AM)

    A poem thinking on its own is a good imagination.Very well written, Sir. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Indira Babbellapati (5/9/2012 2:36:00 PM)

    wonderful...a poem thinking aloud! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Anele The_african_son Potelwa (umbhali_wasembo) (5/5/2012 11:44:00 PM)

    A true definition of a poem, and a kind reflection of what it is consist of, I really adore this short specific write, it determines a poem with caution, wonderful

    The_African_Son (Report) Reply

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