The Poet Within


The Poet Within (there’s one in all of us)

I am
the sensitive being that stands before you.

I am
full of love and pain.

I am
pleading for passion.

I am
begging for romance.

I am
waiting for you to see beyond the camouflage that hides the poet within.

Will you
judge me by who you perceive me to be without listening to my words?

Will you
overlook the beauty that lives so deep inside of me?

The person you see will show no outer sign of who I really am,
But the poet within me will linger and wait until the poet within you is ready.

 © 1995 M. Tonnette

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