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Reflective Poems/Secondary Schools

By Josie Whitehead


By Josie Whitehead

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Sail Your Psychic Seas

No sailing ship, upon the waves

      Or snow-capped, lofty peak,

Can captivate the human heart,

     As words of poetry speak.


No paintings which can please the eye,

      No songs, whose words delight,

Can transport minds to far off lands

     Upon those wings of flight - -


As poetry, with its imagery -

     Its words that dance along -

Can reach recesses of your mind,

     And lift your heart with song.   


Silence closes mental doors

    Within the human head,

But poetry, with its rhythmic beat,

     Will open doors instead.


The magic words of metaphor;

     Those similes of fun;

Awaken happiness within

     We humans – every one!


So step into poetic worlds

     And choose a poem to please.

Take your place at your ship’s helm;

      Then sail your psychic seas.


Copyright on all my poems

* What do I mean by psychic seas?

Psychic as an adjective: - marked by extraordinary or mysterious sensitivity, perception, or understanding.  Psychic seas - realms of perception or understanding  that stretch afar, to blend into your poetry, ie something above everyday mundane language.

lyric goals: lyric: relating to or characteristic of poetry that expresses the writer's emotions, typically briefly and in stanzas or recognized forms - as most of mine does I hope.


* Metaphors are powerful tools that allow us to unleash our creativity, expose our inner worlds, and stand out in our writing and speech.  Simply put, a metaphor is a figure of speech that states that one thing is another thing. It’s used to make a comparison between two objects or concepts that aren't alike but have something in common - ie psychic seas; words that dance etc



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