Hidden Secrets of the Heart
A poem is a story that someone tells,
One who cannot say it aloud.
A poem is something you speak from your heart,
You tell it as a poem because that’s how you make it dear to you.
It's how you make it your own.
The heart is a mysterious thing, working in mysterious ways.
That's why I believe poems have rhetorical devices,
It’s the heart’s way of speaking.
Writing poems has taught me this
And now I see poems in a different light than ever before.
I no longer see boring, strange words from some author on a page.
Rather, I see the secrets the authors couldn’t bear to speak,
The tales of their lives,
It is through writing poems that I understand this.
I wrote a farewell poem to a dear friend after they graduated,
I wrote a heartfelt poem to my sister after one of her great accomplishments,
But my favorite is the elegy I wrote for my grandma,
About my grandpa from WWII.
These poems were my stories to them, things I couldn’t bear to say aloud.
And now I see poetry in a different light,
And it holds a special place in my heart.
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