I turned the page
and words marched across
some jumbled
others in order

some eloquent
others strident
waxing and weaving
skating and sliding

articulate mysterious
defined discordant
majestic prose
sublime poems

creativity in each syllable
as wordsmiths
hammered them
into various shapes

beat them on the anvil
burnt them red hot
making them supple
compliant composed

as they meld them
to their whims
stories of the time
noting love and crime

they herald
thoughts emotions
conniptions dreams
rhymes and rhythm

as they drape and dribble
drool and dowse
leading bleeding
get them out!

d’Verse OLN Lillian – my photo of a wild scrub turkey, their neck ruffle is displayed for courtship and incubation – it’s a thermometer for their nest