Saturday, July 30, 2016

If--By Poppy White-Herrin--United States


If all the words I’ve said today
were printed in a book,
and I should have to read them all,
I wonder how they’d look?

Would I be glad to see them there
in black and white so plain?
Or, would I wish to blot them out
and start over again?

I can’t erase the words I’ve said,
but this I’ll bear in mind:
if perfect love is in my heart,
my words will all be kind.

Poppy White-Herrin is married to the love of her life Jason, and together they have four daughters and two grandchildren. She is originally from Laurel, Mississippi, but now lives in Gonzales, Louisiana. Her poems have appeared in many publications and have received various contest awards over the years.


  1. Poppy,
    Great poem about writing

  2. Poppy,
    Great poem about writing!
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  3. Thank you for the nice comments! :)

  4. Poppy Herrin is definitely one of my favorite poets-- always interesting, forever thoughtful-- a joy to read. Excellent and engaging!

    Melinda Kemp Lyerly

  5. Perfectly poetic. I enjoyed "If," Poppoy. Thank you for sharing it. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  6. If...I could only write like you, you describe the process of putting words on paper so thoughtfully!

    I love the way you have presented your poem it is a truly delightful read!

    Write On