Flattery of My Own Voice

My eyes follow the words
I stare longingly at the tale
Hidden in the verses
Of seemingly unconcerned phrases
That paint a picture
Deliberately weaved
In rhythmic rhyme
Tangle heart strings
Spark inquiring minds
With a message
Of utmost importance
Eloquently posed
That I try to emulate
Such masterful strokes
Until abandonment seems
The only viable option
And once I’ve stopped trying
To copy someone else
I find my own voice

Debbie Gravett © 2020.01.29

RDP: Rhyme
FOWC: Allegory
Image by Roland Mey from Pixabay

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