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If You Were A Poem

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Cathryn Lavery
Cathryn Lavery

If you were a poem,
I would take my time.
I would carefully think through all of the words,
I would search for meanings that were more illusive
and I would write them, not type them,
on paper for you.

If you were a poem,
I would read you aloud to a small crowd,
because you only deserve the most intimate setting,
and I would read the words slowly, carefully,
because I want everyone to know all the
adjectives in the world that can describe you.

If you were a poem,
I would publish you on the internet
because I would want the entire world to read
every line that describes the intricacies of your life,
what makes you human and what makes you alive,
and I would let every social media website
share your story,
because the world deserves to know
such a beautiful creature.

If you were a poem,
I would translate you into every language
so every person would want to read you.
I would make sure each language has
similar words to the ones I have written about you,
because I don’t want the world to lose a single letter
that was written about you.

If you were a poem,
I would let an artist draw
what they thought was an accurate representation of you.
I would let them etch out your words,
paint out your imagery,
and sculpt out your life,
because you deserve to be portrayed in every aspect of art.

If you were a poem,
I would carry you with me, all of the time,
because I wouldn’t want to forget a word that I have
placed from the ink of the pen onto the piece of the paper,
and I would carry it in the front pocket of my purse,
until the day I no longer carry a purse,
just in case someone wants to read about you,
and I will always have it handy, in that front pocket.

If you were a poem,
I would have the priest read the words
near my last breath,
because I want you to be the last thing that I hear
before I no longer have the chance to see you,
and they would bury me with you,
the words I penned about you,
forever with me,
until I see you again on the other side. TC mark

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Poetry that will change you

This is for the women who are first to get naked, howl at the moon and jump into the sea. This is for the women who seek relentless joy; the ones who know how to laugh with their whole souls. The women who speak to strangers because they have no fear in their hearts. This is for the women who drink coffee at midnight and wine in the morning, and dare you to question it. This is for the women who throw down what they love, and don’t waste time following society’s pressures to exist behind a white picket fence. The women who create wildly, unbalanced, ferociously and in a blur at times. This — is for you.

“When Janne has a new poem written, I shut my life down to do nothing but read it, and then when I turn my life back on, everything is better.” — James Altucher

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