Writing The Heart

Writing The Heart

A Poem by DannyLynne Riley

It is ink not blood

that runs through my veins

and a poets pen that obtains it

a clever refrain

on an endless white page

holds my feeble attempt

to contain it


how do you write

your entire heart

using only a ledger

of symbols and marks


that make up the words

to a limited language

in a contemplation

of clever arrangements



and you toil and strive

but its never quite right

as the words

that you search for

always just out of sight


Because surely

there must be something else

something unseen

and only felt

between the prism

of well polished words

that's neither

adjective noun or verb


but more like a dimensional

alphabetical extension

a literary equation

beyond definition


where living words ring

like delicate bells

and come in all colors

flavors and smells


and dance upon pages

in the liveliest fashion

giving birth to the glory's

of heart ache and passions


because words are more

than just marks on a page

they're a quantum experience

of all they convey


and so...it is with this quest

I dare to boldly write

To bless this glorious mess

on a page called my life



© 2013 DannyLynne Riley

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Added on December 8, 2013
Last Updated on December 8, 2013


DannyLynne Riley
DannyLynne Riley

Eugene, OR

I was born in Springfield Oregon...but grew up in the Southern regions of the country. At age 15 I entered into a world of prostitution and heroin addiction that nearly claimed my life. Through it .. more..