My Reason


Words are irresistible.
I cling to them for salvation.
I’ve written hundreds
of poems, some, no one
should ever have to read.
I skim the edges of life
to find inspiration. Sometimes
I invent what I need.
My sentences brighten by
imagination. I baptize myself
in the alphabet, finding rebirth.
Happiness is found in revision
and new verse. I’m constantly
moving toward poetry, to relieve
this heaviness of heart and pen.
The ink echoing hope, my creative
ascension begins.

-Tosha Michelle


80 thoughts on “My Reason

  1. Lovely Tosha. No need to beat yourself about writing hundreds of poems and I’m sure there is none that no one should ever have to read. We all enjoy your poetry which always has a special twist we love.

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  2. i like a lot of this poem.

    this line really really good:

    “I baptize myself
    in the alphabet, finding rebirth”

    wonder metaphors here. excellent

    if you would like i could DM you on a few suggestions. of course, you may not want. that’s ok.

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  3. Ok, not only are you beautiful. Not only are you a damn fine fucking fantastic poet…but you like RUSH too?…..Tosha, I think I was meant to be here! πŸ˜‚ penciling awesome! πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

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  4. What a beautiful tribute to words and their power. Your words are spectacular, Tosha, and this morning they give me the inspiration to try to find my own. Happy Sunday!

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