Poetry by Farah Lawal Harris

Writer’s Wish

i wish i could write for days,
then write some more.
only stop to eat words
and drink metaphors.
bathe in poetry,
lather with lines laden with alliteration
and life-giving meaning,
rinse with prose
(because as a writer, i’m supposed to be well-rounded),
and lay down in free-verse
and have words be my lullabies.

i wish i could take the time to be dumbfounded by life,
pause for a few moments to enjoy what i like,
stop running and just
free myself and others.
or maybe just myself.
and others could read and listen if they like,
but if they don’t,
i’ll still write,
laugh a little,
cry when truth is revealed,

3 responses

  1. It would be wonderful to have such time to spend…of course I would get nothing else done. 🙂

    April 1, 2011 at 1:26 pm

  2. this is beautiful and poignant. and most of all honest, i think. xx

    May 25, 2011 at 4:39 am

  3. Caddo Veil

    This is so gorgeous, I don’t have proper words to tell you. Five seconds, and I’m sold on this blog–will be back for More!! And you’re surely welcome to visit me, if you’re inclined.

    December 1, 2011 at 6:36 pm

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