Wednesday, March 23, 2011

To Be A Poet

                                I say to you from one who has known
                                To be a poet you must walk alone
                                Happiness and sadness, they both must share
                                The same road that lies before you there

                                The voice of laughter may sing you a song
                                Reach out for the chance to sing along

                                On darkened paths you may walk down
                                Sadness with tears can be an achieving crown

                                Many hills may seem to steep to climb
                                With a mountain of words you can climb any time

                                Go forth and trod each path you're on
                                The measure of a poet can be mighty strong

                                Prepare yourself for the journey ahead
                                And never look back until you've sewn the final thread

                                Hold tight to your dream and never let go
                                And wait for the lyrics to put on a grand show

                                Susie Swanson  Published  April 2010


  1. Very nicely done, Susie. I love the stanza,
    "Many hills may seem too steep to climb
    With a mountain of words you can climb any time"

    Great image! :D

  2. I especially like the line with a mountain of words you can climb.
    It seems I'm always trying to climb a mountain of words though I'd never thought of it in that way.
    Enjoyed reading this and love the thought of going down the path with you.
    Like the path of life we have the happiness and heartache.
    Thanks for sharing this one.
    Blessings, Barb

  3. Thank you both, I'm always looking for the mountain of words and sometimes they are hard for me to find. I think it's because I try to hard. Thank you for stopping by. Susie

  4. Yes, a mountain of words indeed...Sometimes it's all just too much, which stops me in my tracks...Smiles

    ♥ ஆεlεɳa ~.^

  5. I like the suggestion in your words to embrace every experience, every emotion, from the laughter to the darkened paths. We write what we know, so it's important to really know these places.

  6. Fabulous, Susie.... I love the line which says to hold onto our dreams. I think that is so important as we go through life.


  7. I do think there is some truth to walking alone as a poet...well said...noone really understands the poet, do they? ...

  8. Thank you all so much. Yes we do embrace every experience and go with it. When I get an inspiration it's like I'm in another world, I love the challenge, I feel we do walk alone but in a good way. I love visiting those places when I can find the right words... Thanks again...Susie

  9. Your words are so true Susie, you had us from start to finish, Love the picture too !

  10. Thank you JL, you always write from the soul.. Love your writing and how fast you put it out there.Thanks, Susie

  11. Hi Susie, I really enjoy your poetry and I think this poem is one of my very favorites!! It truly speaks to the poet's heart. I love the line "reach out for the chance to sing along." It brought a tear to my eye. Thank you for sharing your poetry, I love your blog and look forward to reading each new post! Delisa :)

  12. Hello Susie! So glad you stopped by my place - love your blog and your poem is wonderful. I'm now a new follower over there!

  13. Thank you Delisa, that really touches my heart. I love sharing my poetry with you and everyone and I love your poetry it touches my heart. Your blog is always so uplifting. I try to put up some new ones but the last two, I wrote a while back. I'm having a small writer's block right now and I get so frustrated. I guess that's my problem though. I've started three different poems and can't get anywhere with them. Maybe in time.. Thank you again for the nice words you are so very kind... Susie.

  14. Thank you Kathryn, so glad to have you and I love your blog too. Thank you for the nice words. Thank you for stopping by... Susie