The Book

The Book short poem

Open the book
And take a quick look inside
God knows how you’ve tried

Put pen to paper
In song or in verse
Each one comes out worse
Than the last one
And now you’ve begun

Rewrite the score
And from dreamscape memories
The words flow in an everlasting stream

No weir or waterfall
No lock or dam at all
And still none the wiser
Damn it all!

Close the book
Whose pages hold a thousand thoughts
The writer of dreams
The dreamer of song

Closed
But for how long?

This poem is part of the Poetry Book “Positively Poetic – Volume 1

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ALL POEMS ©2015 DARREN SCANLON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. * Words and music have always played a major role in my life. A life without being able to enjoy music and express in words would be, for me, empty and cold.I have been writing since age 16, some 30+ years now but have only recently started publishing my works. Since doing so in Dec 2013, I have published 4 novels and 5 volumes of poetry, (available on Amazon.co.uk).My words are my life. If they touch you in any way, if you are able to take something from them, then my work has achieved its goal and I am a happy man.Welcome to my world. Darren.
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