So Many Love Poets I Have Known. Where Have They Gone?

Dear Love Poets

you inspired me as I was learning

to show love through words

I memorized your lines and verses

admired you

and often found a way

to met you in person

I’m looking at your books tonight

most won’t know because

you have been called to

your forever home

In case you are looking down

may I greet you one more time

Hello Leonard Cohen,

Peter McWilliams,

Paul Williams,

Rod McKuen,

Max Smith,

and hello to so

many others now gone

Some love poets are with me

I received a message from

Lee Pennington

who I admire so much

he found time to send messages

to brighten my day

Thank you Lee for remembering me

There are new love poets

most in there 20s and 30s

many more poets much older

(I was that age once trying

to live as a poet)

I read your poetry and it touches

my heart

I won’t mention names since

there are so many to list

Keep writing your feelings

I relate to them and your words

your poems help me make

it through the nights

Thank you poets

from the past

and thank you poets

of the present and future

Published by Jim Wortham

As a teen, wanted to live from writing poetry. Wrote several books, selling nationally. Hung out with readers throughout the United States. My writing has been on back burner. Now dusting off my desk and have my pen in hand. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.

2 thoughts on “So Many Love Poets I Have Known. Where Have They Gone?

  1. Jim, the words of the poets hang around longer than they do. That’s the nature of poetry and a good thing. Thank you for your kind words. Blessings to you and Judy.

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