A Softer Rhyme

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The Wa…






Are the feelings soft,
  but the words rock hard
 
Turning emotion into anger
  or worse
 
Are those wishes pure
  when the ink goes down
 
Are the letters aligned
  or off course
 
Are the feelings soft,
  but the sentences vile
 
When frustration takes over
  your rhyme
 
Is the Muse trying to whisper
  as you shout to the crowd …
 
“Step back,
 —nothing forced is sublime”
 
(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2016)

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