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New Poets Wednesday: E. M. Katherine DeLorey

My maternal Grandfather passed away long before I was born, leaving behind shelves of books of poetry. Reading words he loved, especially those he had underlined with red pencil, allowed me to hear his voice ~ and find my own.


Once a Treasure


We were once a treasure

mined from deep within our souls;

brought abruptly into the light

which proved too bright for wounds and secrets;

reflecting off jutting angles,

casting prisms everywhere,

drawing jealous, darkened birds

with wings that beat back brilliance

~ but not truth


For we were once true treasure,

fractured, yet made whole.

For life spent only longing for light

dies in darkness~

and what more can be said of our joy and treasure

than 'given'


I hope you enjoyed the poem. Please consider offering a comment. It means a lot to the artists. If you or someone you know would like to be featured on New Poets Wednesday, send poem(s) to garrylcox@yahoo.com. The Bard loves you!



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