This was written several years ago, but I have been thinking about it lately for some strange reason.
Rhymes of Passion
When inspiration urges my thoughts and feelings hidden within,
I’m overwhelmed by the beauty of words and ideas that begin
to flow forth from the keyboard caressed gently by my hand.
Such a spontaneous collection of flowing phrase and rhymes that I command.
I understand a passion that’s not easily defined.
Only when my keys are idle, imagination is confined
to whimsical thoughts of whirling words trapped in such small space.
Only when I script my rhymes, my thoughts have found their place.
For passion seeks to free itself, the means are not rehearsed,
The many ways it manifests, the many different verse.
I accept the visions I have not seen, I am blind from word to word.
But when I read my thoughts aloud, what imagery I have heard.
The splendor that is created, the feelings that I may share,
when poems, dreams and promises, magically fill the air.
I open my soul for all to see when my prose is read,
and allow the rhymes to define the words that could never before have been said.
I am a prisoner of my passion, a victim of its grace and style.
Spoken words will never fulfill, they last but only a while.
The rhyme flows on and with its touch, embraces a gentle whim,
and embarks on a journey of bringing forth, creative thoughts from within.