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Reflective/Discussion Poems -

By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

Words in a Poem

No picture can ensnare the heart

     As poetry on a page.

Words fly with joy across a room

      Like a bird, freed from its cage.


A poem can glide on outstretched wings,

     With words that bring delight -

And its imagery and rhythmic sounds,

     Convey sweetness and light.


A poem can mend a broken heart

    With words that soothe and heal,

Or words can strike and cause distress,

    With blades of cutting steel.


You’ll find a poem upon a screen

     Or page of treasured book –

And my advice is: ‘Read those words:

     Find time to take a look!’

Copyright on all my poems

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