Frank J. Montoya
WRITING THE WORDS
Yes, I can write a poem
About a tree that stands so tall.
But dare I compare my meager words
To Kilmer’s “Trees” that said it all?
And I can write a word or two,
About a leaf or two or three.
But O. Henry’s tale told it… Oh, so well!
Without any help at all from me.
But how about an ode to spring,
Or to a cheerful, chirping Meadowlark?
Or to boy and girl walking hand in hand
On an autumn day in City Park?
A verse about a Golden Hawk,
Soaring high… up in the cloudless sky?
My words would flow, with ease, I know,
And so could yours, if you’ll just try.
I’ll pen a rhyme on plants or weeds
And even one about St John’s Wort.
All my poems will be surely sweet…
But I can’t guarantee that they’ll be short.
©Copyright September 20, 2004 by Frank J. Montoya