NaPoMo 28: Poetic Journey

Pen and ink
marks on paper
clichéd rhyme and metered lines
the practice of finding the voice
soft and feminine end of lines
gave way to a stronger rhythm
the rhythm of a poet’s soul
the growl of a heart
tired of breaking in the silence
of hush, don’t talk about it
keep it inside
inside the mind but don’t speak
those words aloud
the words that flowed on to the page
in lyrical verse
and a man began to sing
his song
the song of himself
and his voice will not be silenced

© JG Farmer 2017
Form: Free Verse