poetry by j matthew waters

how to put into words

blank card unfolds
with pencil in hand
as I sit in silence
waiting for the words

instead I draw
a little lost boy
in pursuit of his soul
in the cherished woods

a network of leaves forbids
the sun from shining
upon the moss-covered floor
as the sounds of the silent march
carry on

the young man calls
into the branches
certain someone above
understands his prayer

april two thousand thirteen
copyright j matthew waters
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8 thoughts on “how to put into words

  1. Please stop reading my mind for I am still that lost little boy although I have seen 68 springtimes.

  2. This is really beautiful. Haven’t read normal twitter feed in ages. But caught this one tonight. Am glad I did.

  3. We are all lost sometimes. More and more, what I find difficult to say comes out in art. This poem really calls out to me as a transfortio from words to the visual.

  4. a moving piece..if only the leaves give way for the sun and light, this lost boy would find peace.

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