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A Poem Will
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By Rich Tassinari
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           A Poem Will

A poem first will shine and then will peel
Away its outer glossy skin,
And thus reveal to hearts that see and feel
Its beauty out and beauty in.

A poem is an apple fresh and red,
A bunch of purple grapes that shine,
Like God’s first fruits fermented when they’ve shed
Their outer skins, they’ll be like wine.

A poem can be bitter, also sweet,
Inside a mouth, the taste is brief,
But nourishment from poems that you eat
With heart and soul become belief.

Inside each poem, you will find a seed,
The same grew God’s poetic fruit
Upon which hungry hearts and souls will feed,
The seed will grow another shoot.

Rich Tassinari 8/31/14


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Submitted: Sunday, August 31, 2014

Last Updated: Monday, September 1, 2014

About the Poet
Husband, father, grandfather, and each title is my joy. As a youth, poetry was a means to express the inexpressable. I was attracted to (and still am) the beauty and brevity of verse. All flows out from God, and like a proper prayer, can flow back.


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