What is a Poem



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What is a poem, if not a prayer

A pleading coo on whispered air

A beg for grace in lyric tone

Words, the sacred given throne

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Metered hymn in reverence

Language seen as recompense

Worship we the things held dear

In rhyme and rhythm to the ear

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A tithe of time and of tense

Scriptured lines in silence

Gospels of man written there

What is a poem, if not a prayer

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Comments
16 Responses to “What is a Poem”
  1. K.L. Hale says:

    This is one of the most beautiful poems I’ve ever read. Your writing is that of famous poets. If not a prayer or that which we worship. You so simply, profoundly, and lyrically, penned everything I feel about poetry and words. Thank you, Brad.

  2. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    And a most beautiful prayer indeed!

  3. Jim Borden says:

    a wonderful homage to the beauty of poetry…

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    What a lovely poetic prayer. This is so gorgeous Brad. You began this poem so beautifully and ended it reverently. Really a blessing to get going on a Saturday morning and to be inspired by your work. Sending you hugs and my love always Brad. 🤗❤️💕Jonikins

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