I turned up at this empty page today
Hoping I’d find something constructive to say.
After finding a title for the piece
Relaxation time, the mind at peace –
for a poem is a way of expressing ones feelings
this does not apply to all of course –
It can be said in so many various ways
With few or many words.
Thoughts on those you love in life
Maybe you find it easier to speak
with the written word?
On how we greet each breaking dawn,
each waking moment.
Your work, what it entails
You might be an entrepreneur
an entertainer, are they not one and the same?
Perhaps you keep cities, towns and their environs
neat and tidy
We should learn compassion, those of us who scorn
none of us are without fault.
Whether we are Pope, Politician or President –
Parent, Carer, House Person etc.
A poem at times can be much more than mere words
on a page
It can be endearing
Down right boring
If it is written and shelved away
for a rainy day
The poet will never realise its real effect
So brazen it out –
This is directed at self, so writers/readers
do not take offence
Give it its wings, its freedom
If it is to be slated, so be it.
Is not all criticism constructive?
(c) Chris Black 2017