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If I could write words – Poem

This time Joanne gave me the title of an existing poem as a prompt to write my own, and I didn’t click that she’d chosen the title of a Spike MIlligan poem.  His book Small dreams of a Scorpion, inspired me to write poetry.

IF I COULD WRITE WORDS

If I could write words

Unspoken

those shapeless thoughts which move like mist

in the space beyond

joy and pain

If I could write

the invisible words

between lines

they would express

what the tongue cannot form

Could there be real understanding?

Could we stop speaking

past one another?

Like blind arrows

Intent only to pierce

with our

point of view

If I could write words

With the weight of atmospheres

unchained by gravity

I could find new ways

to say “I Love you”

The essence undiminished

by multitudinous voices

leaving the words

Flavourless

spat out

chewing gum

stuck to the soul

If I could write words

in waves

at the moon’s dictation

Would we rise above the petty?

to read

a greater story

hear where our single note sounds

in life’s symphony

IF I COULD WRITE WORDS – BY SPIKE MILLIGAN

If I could write words
Like leaves on an autumn forest floor,
What a bonfire my letters would make.

If I could speak words of water,
You would drown when I said
‘I love you.’

2 comments

  1. I don’t think I’ve been more proud. Well done!

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