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Sally

It Has Been So Long

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Sally

It Has Been So Long

by Sally Michelle Jackson

It has been so long since I wrote a poem here that it seemed my muse had abandoned me

I must have done something wrong, my flights into the world of prose are all that I can see

Are muse as jealous as all of us mortals who look not to ourselves but to the gifts of others

Wanting for this and envying that, what good is what we have if not more than our brothers'

I refuse to believe that jealousy or envy could play any part in the absence of my beautiful muse

She must have found someone who needed her more, I am still blessed with words and their use

I use that gift in prose, a much different way, taking thousands of words and hundreds of pages

To tell what's in my heart while in a single verse I can pour out my soul and the meaning of ages

I decided to come here to visit my old friends, my muse resides among them and I saw her today

At a time when I thought that my feelings were dead and nothing in my heart was worthy to say

She reached out to gently touch my heart and I felt a familiar stirring, the urge to write and to sing in rhyme

To get back in touch with my heart and write in the tempo of its beating the rhythm that I alone can call mine

To write is considered by many to be a gift and I suppose that to write poetry that gift must be divine

To all of the poets around the world, look at your work and see that wonderful gift, suspended in time

The gift of the ages to tell what you think, poetry always evolving yet always pure emotion

​Poems have changed, some without rhythm or rhyme, those changes caused a commotion

​That's not poetry or where is the rhyme, it's just a short story some people shouted in rage

But in the end what makes a poem a poem is when the poet leaves their heart on the page

Love ya,

Sally

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Jennifer T

In poetry the words are art

But within the poet lies the heart

That brings the verse and rhyme to life

And calms the weary soul of strife

Welcome back Sally. Love your work!

Peace

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Charlize

Thank you Sally. My muse as a painter seems to leave from time to time. That once concerned me. I was sure she had left for good. Oddly as i look back at my life i see she had just donned a new frock. She's always with me i just don't recognize her at times.

Hugs,

Charlize

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gennee
Our muses will leave from time to time. They do come back brighter, introspective, and full of hope. It's in each one of us. Welcome back, Sally.

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Robin84

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!

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vannaaa

Well said Sally :wub:

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Plato

Love ya Sally

:wub: vanna

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Carolyn Marie

A lovely poem, Sally. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

HUGS

Carolyn Marie

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