What Poetry Can Heal

What Poetry Can Heal

A Poem by Aimee Mahathy

true story, three years old XD


In the arid heat of a summer day-
I thirst and sweat as children play.
Though miserably hot,
Am I not.
I brought a poem-book to-day.

As I read of times long past.
Of happiness, or sea-ship mast.
Of heat fatigue,
I am relieved.
I feel ocean's breeze as it blows past.

In the sorrow of a funeral rite-
I mourn over prayers recite.
Yet weep I not,
For I have brought-
The rhymed tales of fey and knight.

As I read of ancient wood.
Of Queen Mab, or Robin Hood.
My salty tears-
And future fears-
Are far away in lands of good.

In frustration of writers' block.
I write in vain, suffer from shock.
So I retreat-
To pages neat-
Of older poets now 'neath a rock.

As I read of love and death-
I sigh myself a relief breath.
My loss of words,
These poems cure.
My thoughts are no longer suppressed.

© 2009 Aimee Mahathy

Author's Note

Aimee Mahathy
I remember sitting in the hot car while waiting for my grandma to get out of the grocery store. I was reading a book of world poetry and got the inpspiration to write. So I wrote this. Three years ago. XD

Oh lawd, what happened?

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Ahh, poetry is a fantastic elixir, no?
This was wonderful, never thought of putting to word what poetry can help mend.

Posted 10 Years Ago

I really like this, I probably wrote half my book sitting in cars waiting for my wife. Writers block does suck by the way,I went three years once without writing a word.

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

good poem
and i love the last line its very true
writing is a great way and sometimes the only way to get emotions out....

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on April 7, 2009
Last Updated on April 7, 2009


Aimee Mahathy
Aimee Mahathy

Bloomington, IL

It's been about 6 years since I've been active on here. I haven't stopped writing, but the frequency has changed a lot. I've experienced so much more. I think I was about 21/22 when I was last active.. more..


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