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Gianetta Ellis posted a poem also using 3 word lines and 4 line stanzas. I asked if I could post her poem with mine and she agreed. The two poems together tell more than either one, to my mind. What do you think?

to look is not the same as to see


by Henry Burt Stevens
January 2008

laying down my
Mother's well worn
Bible i walk
out in the night

clear air reveals
bright sky with
its way far wonders
of the starry sight

Galileo the ancient
sailor suffered for
his discovery of
earth not center

NASA reveals in
outrageous color
the many wonders
far beyond us

me am but a flea
on a trick pony
tethered in a ring
going round round

using science
the real story
may one day
be ours to tell.


Gianetta Ellis recently wrote a poem that uses mostly 3 word lines and 4 line stanzas. I found this interesting and asked her permission to post her poem on my page, mine on her page.
Her introduction to her poem

Unrestrained by the "realistic" and "practical" perceptions that all too often bind people to a current point in life - like prisoner's ropes tethering to a fixed point affording limited venues and, therefore, limited inspiration.

(Note: "present" is used below as a verb, e.g., "opportunities present themselves.")


Belief manifests purpose;

Gratitude propels intent;

Aspirations shall unfold,

Opportunities present.

Likelihoods grip and tether;

Practicality restrains;

Others’ perceptions smother,

An unfulfilled life remains.

Integrity bears healing;

Dedication builds resolve;

Progress begins to occur,

Self-doubt starts to dissolve.

© 2008

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Reviewed by lizzie gott (Reader)
I think your poem, "Natural" is wonderfully written
and clicks evenly as a song.

Just randomly coming by.
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
Both poems essentially bear the same message . Great way to present this Henry.....M
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