VerseLove – Day 29 of 30 What A Poem Can Do

Glenda Funk is our host at today for VerseLove, inspiring us to write poems about what a poem can do.

What A Poem Can Do

a poem reveals

flavor in every image

sounds of emotions

between heart chambers

poems beat honeysuckle

fragrances, wafting

up from printed words

seep through eyes, nose, ears, tongue, hands

inhaled, consumed, held

a poem reveals

real magical living thoughts

on a breathing page

poetry laughs, cries

a poem ~invisible

spirit ~ rises up

omniscient healer

poems perform miracles

swoop in deep, restore

take up residence

shadowy, tired souls


smooths salve over scars

~ poems, balm of Gilead

ink-cloaked physicians

Jeremiah 8:22 

Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has the health of the daughter of my people not been restored?

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