A Writer's Soul

Is it always like this?
Shock and wonder, draw in the crowd,
Single out the hopeful and innocent,
Do you attract and dazzle,
Wave stars in front of my eyes, keeping them skyward,
While you rob me of my sense, uprooting my heart and mind,
Grounded to the clouds now,
I float above the clouds,
Where the magic glimmers with the stars,
Awed and mesmerized.
The clouds sway, slow and fast at the same time,
And I’m lost in the whirlwind you create with your talents.
I feel I’ve lost before I even played all my cards,
The magic faded when I blinked,
And all I’m left with is the hearts and diamonds falling to the dirt.

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When Comes The Night

flashlight batteries - Ali Grimshaw

after the sordid day
rain recalls the language of music

and I go, leaving frenzied voices behind
to bed beneath magnetic star spray

to see above the thousands
while I hear the lake moon moan

when I can live life
as ripe peach sky?

© Ali Grimshaw 2020
dVerse Quadrille - Poetical Magnetism

I have never liked crossword puzzles but I got a kick out of this magnetic poetry site. What a fun way to play with word use.
Check it out here. magnetic poetry

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Found You – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


At dVerse De is hosting Quadrille (44 words) night.

dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Magnetic


“In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” Maya Angelou

Found You

Of course, 
I drifted off at some point,
lost in the melodrama of
north, true north and 
magnetic north, which all 
seemed very northy to me,
a desperate invocation of
the obvious made darker,
instead, I set my compass 
to love and found you.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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