A Poet's Double Life

For poets working outside the literary world.

November PAD Challenge, Day 30


Sometimes You Must Return


Go back to that moment where you first fell

in love with those words you read or heard

that made the grief, doubt, and loneliness

make sense in your head as if you had tapped

into the maple tree of yourself and now

everything oozed out thick, dark and sweet.

Go back to that first note that broke skin

and to the lyrics that soaked into your blood

stream, and to the music that moved through

you like a silent tsunami. Go back to the first

time you witnessed the chorus of stars, vast

against the night sky, surrounding you

with the brilliance of your birthright, filling

all your emptiness with their shine.

~Pamela Taylor © 2013

Author: poetsdoublelife

Poet and strategy/data guru living in Massachusetts.

3 thoughts on “November PAD Challenge, Day 30

  1. This is a five star poem! Loved it.
    Thanks for all the inspiration this month! I looked forward to reading your poems everyday :-). Maybe next year I will join you. This year it seems to be all about essays for me, go figure, I start a poetry blog and essays come out :-). Here is my address:
    Elizabeth Fields
    Foreign Experts Building No. 5
    No. 1 Hunan Rd., East Campus
    Liaocheng University
    Liaocheng City, Shandong Province
    PR China 252059

    Much love your way chicka~

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