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