The Poet’s Journey

This is the place to be
when none other is right.
The poet rests her head on the page
bringing justice to her voice.

When no other soul will listen
and the lords of small talk speak,
I will rest my head in the shadow of my hand
and tell the story of this world within me.

When time flows by in currents
or rests weary by the shore,
we’ll grab the minutes by the hour
and spread letters from our mouths to your world.

From the beginning of time to the timeless end.
From birth to glory and inevitable death.
The duty is to find peace within the body’s echoed song.
Release the inspiration that lies aching in our bones.

Write for the Earth who sustains your breath.
Write for the hearts who cry lonely in their beds.
Write for the children who need justice in their lives.
Write simply for passion you can no longer hide.

When your words belong to others,
it is then they may understand
the true lesson of these lines.
Deep within them, also rests a poet inside.


About Kate Houck

Educator. Human. Poet. Seeking truth through experience.
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10 Responses to The Poet’s Journey

  1. yeseventhistoowillpass says:

    Very good…

  2. Kate Houck says:

    Thanks for reading 🙂

  3. Genuine Poetry says:

    Beautiful poem! I love this!

  4. sheldonk2014 says:

    There are slot if great lines in here
    Spread the letters from our mouths to your world
    Great imagery throughout
    As always Sheldon

  5. EnglishLitGeek says:

    Reblogged this on English Lit Geek and commented:
    Breathe poetry…enjoy the journey.

  6. It doesn’t matter what the world thinks of you, so long as you’d expressed yourself completely, thoroughly, got your point across, that, is all that should matter to you.

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