accented melody of the soul …

They say there is a song in every man’s heart

Written in the lyrics of life right from the start

Lifted up by a unique, accented melody of the soul

No two alike—different for all to see and behold

With God’s blessings, the verses are so scribed

The rhyme and the reason come in stride

The Muse guides the hand and tempers the mind

As the poet scribbles forth line by beautiful line

Oh the power of the syncopated words upon the page

Mental releases of a motivated, poetic sage

Sometimes to the point; other times symbolic and suggestive

Often times heartbreaking, sad or happily festive

Such is the power and beauty of the poetic verse

For those who write, both a blessing and a curse

For they not know when or where inspiration shall call

But the words upon the page will soon rhythmical fall

The poet covers the verse as protecting a candle’s flame

Hiding them from sight until they have a name

Turning, twisting, softening each word as it is to be

Until all is orchestrated perfectly for all the world to see

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Wayne Brown

I joined the writer ranks full-time in 2010 venturing out on HubPages. I still have work there but have not posted any additional work since 2012. I served six years in the USAF as a Navigator/Flight Instructor on C-130 transport aircraft and then had a 35+ year career in R&D prior to retiring in 2012. Writing has always been a part of my work and an interest to me. I also enjoy singing and guitar as a hobby. I am happily married and reside in Arlington, Texas.

4 thoughts on “WORDS ON THE PAGE

  • April 28, 2017 at 1:38 PM

    This is a perfect description of the brainstorming, trial and error period before a masterpiece is written, such as the one you have given us here. Nice work Wayne, really enjoyed this. ~Paul

  • April 29, 2017 at 1:50 AM

    Only a poet knows the process of thought into words, so carefully rendered of heart and soul. Nicely penned Wayne.

  • April 29, 2017 at 3:51 PM

    Good to see a new poem by you, Wayne. You captured the essence of what it is to be a poet. Nice work.


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