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A Poet’s Heart Opens Doors
by Jimmy L Holder

Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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For the love of poetry ...

A Poet’s Heart Opens Doors

A man, a latent fruit had bitten hard -
His red lips bled tangy juice,
Yet, he keeps not scars and surplus skin
Yes, alas, a door appears …

For in sweet, sweet nectar, - bitter remains
Know a poet’s heart opens doors …
It is there bold-poets will defy everything
And pluck a worthwhile dream from a flame.

I brought you here to share my dreams …
I hope you can taste their sweet fruit …
If not, I’ll pluck your barren hearts,
And fling them long and hard, - away!

I made you sigh, you must know why …
Its for my love of life and perfect sonnet …
Resist me and my triumphant verse,
And even that, will succumb to time …

Go ahead and mock my verse …
Curse and rant my divine lines too …
I’ll read The Raven and write a happy rhyme,
And defy you, and even offended time …

Brood not of things long gone past
In fall’s garden, even flowers and lovely dies …
Yet, come wake and come again my friends -
Flowers in the bag, shall bloom into fancy gardens.

Silent goes insipid and un-poetic souls
Along the barefoot barren shore …
Yet, read they can, the rousing wave
And compel splendid, sunlit seas to sing …

The above text is copyright © ShyPoet1 ~ 2004,
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Reviewed by Amor Sabor 2/24/2015
Top notch and simply beautiful to read
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 12/22/2004
`This was so exceptionally done~*

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 12/20/2004
Simply amazing write! Thank you for sharing!

Have a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by June Thompson 12/16/2004
the doors we open
are not always welcome
when the day is done
they do not always summon
people of a kindred spirit
people of sadness reign
sometimes they do not get
that we are all simply insane
poets open doors
while others often close them
many times keeping score
up til the very end

I enjoyed your writings very much
thank you for stopping by to read mine
read on I say... I shall do the same
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/13/2004
Powerfully expressed. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 4/19/2004
A masterpiece!
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 3/31/2004
"Brood not of things long gone past
In fall’s garden, even flowers and lovely dies …
Yet, come wake and come again my friends -
Flowers in the bag, shall bloom into fancy gardens."

this is awesome writing Jim....I love the above verse
and the entire poem..."Go ahead and mock my verse"
I cannot imagine anyone mocking your verse...
this is writing at it's best....Your "day" is coming...
Just hang on and believe in yourself and keep writing...
all the best to you friend...floria
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 3/31/2004
This was outstanding! excellent and deep poetry!

Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 3/31/2004
This is outstanding poetry!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/30/2004
Bravo Jim! You are always true to yourself and your readers!
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 3/30/2004
Jimmy, you always put either force or pizzazz in your
writing...nothing mediocre from you.
This is a good example of such.
Reviewed by Tracey Hardie 3/30/2004
Shy... bravo!! This is breathtaken.
Reviewed by Larry Rochelle 3/30/2004
And ... a poet must be brave!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/30/2004

this is GORGEOUS! it soars! brilliant piece--emotional, perfect in every way

i'd like to save this one, if i may? definately a keeper.

write for you, the others be damned. *i* happen to love your poetry, and am honored to know you

((((HUGS)))) and love, karla. :)

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