Poetry Revealed

Image of a bridge and a bird
Photo by Jason Williard (1981-2016), used by permission.

Poetry flew into my life one night
on the wings of another's writing
She came calling my name
asking me to step into the dark
trust this new friend
open my heart and soul
reach down, draw forth

She saved my life
carried me through
the dark night
brought me to life
slowly unfurled beauty
buried under the dross
of too many broken promises
long deep disappointments
trauma and pain

She continues to call my name
ever revealing new avenues
asking me to open myself
become a wellspring
of her words
spread love and promise
like butterflies kissing the dew
of a better world

I hear her call
I answer
I will follow
I will open
I will write
as long as there are words
I am yours