Poetry is a clear window into the heart. I often write to express the thoughts and emotions inside me--not knowing what will appear on the page but invariably discovering more about myself and the world around me.

10 Songs

Posted Friday, August 10, 2012

Creating today's poem; I hit shuffle on my iPod and chose one word from the title of the first 10 songs: Secondhand, sisters, summer, daydreamer, see, relax, disco, october, sluggish, and swift. Here is the poem they inspired:

Last summer
I went from
Secondhand man
To free man

Thank God for sisters
They see me
Know me
Say the words
I most needed to hear

It's true
I'm a daydreamer
Sluggish at times
Swift when it matters

Come October
I turned 40
And ready
To disco!

by Ken Carlson

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