Friday, June 25, 2010

An Audience of One

*** Have you ever thought about how your words affect others - even when no one says anything to you? Writers and poets often wonder if anyone is listening or reading. Think about this.

An Audience of One

One day a musical poet traveled into my world
He moaned about the commercialization of love
He wrote by day for work but by night for himself

He read one of my poems about two lovers loving life
Love stoked his mind, his imagination to reach for more
Private poems he hides from the unknowing public

Poets and writers blur their penned lines for pleasure
Often hiding little gems and large treasures to heart
Worrying for poetic serious writes lacking mass appeal

Poets write to help us see the world through new eyes
Writers write to inform and pack us with knowledge
All the while unconsciously driven to write for us more

Poets pen what they feel, riveted powerfully upon the moment
Writers script what they see, transforming us through words
Readers choose words to cherish or discard, our hearts skip a beat

There are poets and writers who chase after glory and fame
Left disappointed and denied, even when success fans bright
Leaving behind their audience of one, gem of great price

Write again for the audience of one, a life now enriched
Write again to see the tears, the sighs, the laugh of just one
The whole world is circled in the eternal audience of one

An audience of one, loving you, the gem of great price

Denny Lyon
Copyright 17 September 2009
All Rights Reserved

* * * Check out the Complete Poem List for more selections.

Photo Credits

Photo of sitting contemplation by evildude1a @ flickr

Photo of jamming piano by gj_thewhite @ flickr

Photo of loving couple with heart hands by FotoRita [Allstar maniac] @ flickr

Photo of inner temple by AinisR @ flickr

Photo of sunflowers and 2 windows by erix! @ flickr
Photo of woman and sky by Chovee @ flickr

Photo of one foot by Zach Suggs @ flickr

Photo of we are one by kalandrakas @ flickr

Photo of water heart by evildude1a @ flickr

Photo of flying high 360 by Chovee @ flickr


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