Thank you Gordy!
I hope you don't mind that I post it here. It is beautiful....
And is a motivator (for me) to continue to practice open poetry and comment in kind....
If you would rather me not post it here, let me know and I can delete it.
If folks want to comment on it, please do so on Gordy's link where the poem is
Again here is the link: Open Heart Poetry
It's also nice to read the comments on the link.
Open Heart Poetry
The poet's heart
is no different than the heart
inside of you
or inside of me
The difference is
the poet's heart is put on paper
on display, placed
for all to see
The poet's thoughts are no more real,
random or pretend
than the very deepest thoughts
that are mine or yours, my friend
Most all our thoughts flow slowly down
out the mouth, time and time again
the poet's thoughts however bypass the mouth
drip on down and out his pen
So now you know('cause I told you so)
the anatomy of one who writes and shares
In the field of poetry, the heart is often exposed
So when you read, please take special care
You wouldn't take a normal persons heart
(if you saw it laying wide open and bare)
and circle the mispelled arteries or cross out
in red ink, an aorta you thought shouldn't be there
You wouldn't criticize a spinal cord
just because it didn't rhyme, you see
or chastize a red corpusle
because it wasn't type ABBAB
Just make sure you are familiar
with the poet's anatomy
before you ever dare attempt
to practice open heart poetry