The Words

by Paul Raworth Bennett

🙂 click here to listen along 🙂

In my mind live flocks of colourful words
The offspring of thoughts and feelings and dreams
The spawn of pleasure and pain

In kaleidoscopic swirls they hover and dart
Captivating my awareness, lifting my spirits,
Derailing the train called my sensible thoughts
Dissolving my perception of time

When creative urges well up within me
Filling my heart with desire
Eager words rush down from my brain and
Out through my fingertips

And then onto the keyboard, where
They take flight in search of
Yearning souls and hungry minds where
They alight and deposit
The seeds of my thoughts, that they might
Grow into feelings, emotions, and inspiration

Later the words fly back to me
In through my eyes and ears,
Back to their nests within my mind
Mission accomplished, now they’ve returned
As gratitude, wisdom, and smiles

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