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(March 11,1961 / Virginia)

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As I reflect with pen in hand
Begging words to spread their wings
Cadence inspires verses to dance
Daring each syllable to sing

Endless streams of inspiration
Forever flowing in my mind
Gathering recollections
Hoping for treasures to find

Intriguing is the challenge
Jotting down my every thought
Keeping them in perspective
Learning from lessons taught

Memories parade before me
Needing no invitation
Opening yesterday's door
Providing observation

Quatrains are my preference
Rhythm and rhyme are desired
Seeking perfect harmony
Triumphant when it's acquired

Undaunted, yet I surrender
Voice of emotion suppressed
Words have finally failed me
Xanadu dreams bid me rest

Yes, the train is nearing the station, my friend
Zooming at last to the journey's end


Alas, before I say goodnight
Boundless words have taken flight
Clinging to stars lighting the sky
Displaying their wings, learning to fly

Submitted: Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 17, 2013


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I wanted to challenge myself with this poem and see if I could write it beginning each line with every letter of the alphabet. Almost gave up, but it was fun. You should try it! Thanks for taking time to read it :)

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