How Do You Write A Poem

how do you write a poem

about someone so close

to you that when you say ahhhhh

they say chuuuu

what can they ask you to put

on paper that isn’t already written

on your face

and does the paper make it

any more real

that without them

life would be not

impossible but certainly

more difficult

and why would someone need

a poem to say when i come

home if you’re not there

i search the air

for your scent

would i search any less

if i told the world

i don’t care at all

and love is so complete

that touch or not we blend

to each other the things

that matter aren’t all about

baaaanging (i can be baaaanged all

day long) but finding a spot

where i can be free

of all the physical

and emotional demands and simply sit with a cup

of coffee and say to you

‘i’m tired” don’t you know

those are my love words

and say to you “how was your

day” doesn’t that show

i care or say to you “we lost

a friend” and not want to share

that loss with strangers

don’t you already know

what i feel and if

you don’t maybe

i should check my feelings

By Nikki Giovanni

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3 thoughts on “How Do You Write A Poem

  1. A writer can be husband, father & writer, but minister can’t be anything. I think a political leaders had no time for do anything. Congratulation for your nice blog.

    –Jami

  2. This is a lovely tribute!

  3. I’m glad you think so, Jessica. Thank you for the comment and for visiting the blog.

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