Suffer for the Words

Did you suffer for the words?

Was it painful to put them out
when they had come in aright?

How did you bear the carnage,
the disemboweling of your own
fresh first thoughts?

Does crimson flow on every page,
in bloody bone-cutting sparseness,
so clean there’s no meat for the dog?

You must have bled a river of tears for them.

Author’s Bio

Retired now from commercial writing work, Pamela Denyes is harvesting 40 years of poetry, song-writing, and journals to create new works–and fun! The brevity of poetry is the most immediately accessible art form when inspiration comes. Her constant prayer is that she will never cease to be amazed by life.