I’ve been at it again. Here is last month’s open mic reading. Enjoy.
The Willow Glen Poetry Project
— Andrew Reynolds
Energy sapping hot.
I have great thoughts but they can’t get past the headache.
A cool drink helps, but not for long.
The fan blows warm air around my head.
Thoughts do not cool.
A diamond cutter studies the raw crystal.
Marks a line.
A tap cleaves it in two.
An irrevocable step.
Choose wrong and the value is lost.
Fear stays the hammer blow.
Reach for the jeweler’s loupe to study the problem afresh.
The stone remains uncut, its value unrealized.
It’s beauty hidden by indecision.
Steel edge driven by a sharp tap with a hammer.
Only one chance.
Only one choice.
Choose right and the beauty gleams.
Choose wrong and your heart breaks.
Or don’t choose, and let hope stay on a shelf.
Don’t choose and let the beauty remain hidden.
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I love the strong message of your poem and it is beautifully written.
Starting from the second. “Tap”. would in my opinion make it perfect.
Fear is handled in such an interesting way.
Thanks for sharing
Thanks for you kind words.
And I did enjoy. Thanks, Andrew.
Thanks, it’s been a favorite poem of mine.