#PoetNotes: A Series

Inspired by the emerging talent, I find myself writing poetry for the first time in years. Not every day gives birth to a poem, so I started taking notes. #PoetNotes is a series of poetic musings on social media.

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January 19, 2020

I want to be inspired by your Why.

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December 8, 2019

May you begin again.

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January 19, 2020

Why should we be intimidated by a single speck of stardust?
Do the stars cease to shine when they learn the magic in the phases of the moon?

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January 25, 2020

Don’t drop your dreams like rocks… of 2 or 3 pounds
Or pile them in the corner to create walls. Why would you put each one in a bucket?
Or a pail to be swept into the sea, at high tide?
Or reduce them to numbers
— for old age —
on a list?
Lift them up,
Now, Dream.

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November 25, 2019

How could I treasure anything more?
when so many friends
— and near strangers —
whisper thanks for the laughter!

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December 30, 2019

When a plane falls from the sky,
the world grieves as one.
The weight of the burning wing
and empty seats burdens shoulders
across countries,
beyond foreign borders.

When a clock rises to midnight,
the world also sings as one.
It is the chime of a new year
and second chances uplifting hearts;
the gift of a blank canvas
in every language.

By Melissa F. Kaelin