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Saturday, October 08, 2005

POETRY - On The Stealing of Poems...

To Copyright or not...

"On the stealing of Poems"

Understand that a poem
Is baby borne to the poet

(each one is sacred)
And just like a baby -
It is a part of the mother/father whole

(like God’s creation this makes them sacred)
Some poems are born between the lips & their life force flows out

(energy is scared)
Some are born between the fingers , through the writers pen -
Their life force sticking solidly to paper

(the written word is sacred)
Some are born with out pain

(& yet they are sacred)
Some are born from days months - Even years of strife

(but still they were given life, which makes them sacred)
Some will become stars
& some
will slip silently into obscurity

(but all are sacred)

So understand
That when a poet shares with you
This is a part of themselves
They give it freely
It is a gift
No need to steal
And that my friend

…is sacred

©Aida Correa 2003

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