My Verse

© by Jay Harden


Words for the soul
Who knows and wonders,
And wonders
If anyone else does.
For those who
Relish the mystery
In a word that rings.
For those vulnerable in the heart
To a sound
Perhaps once heard,
Always known.
For those who
Learned from life
And did not turn
To the wall.
For the many,
Like me, like you,
Who must,
As much as breathe,
Crave the loveliness
Of loving in all directions.
Who tumble into eager living
And by peaceable letters
Fashion another
Small sturdy heart.

July 4, 2008
O’Fallon, Missouri