The Poet Spoke
The poet spoke yet few had listened,
few were they to turn their heads
and see from where the voice had come,
that place from where the poet bled.
There he lay upon the sheets
as one quiescent on his bed;
and whispered well his final wishes
while the fleeting moments fled.
Yet, could it be that some should hear
the secrets of a dying man
and take to heart the message rendered
where the few could apprehend?
And though it matter little to him,
(were it for the words he wrote)
they should marvel at his genius;
should they quibble at his note.
Dan Tharp is the author of four books of poetry, 3 of which are in chapbook form... Side by Side, Yielding Desire to Fate, A Season Made for Wondering and A Rose in the Briar Patch. Dan resides in Southern California.