I take up the pen or the keyboard
and I share –
words of wisdom
words of love
longing and sadness.

My mind is the hand that holds
the two-edged sword of words
and sometimes even I bleed…
I bleed for my sins
my hopes
my dreams
my anger
my pain

My heart heals
my lips speak
my pen dries up
my keyboard gets unplugged
but my words never die.
In them I am immortal.
I am words and I embrace them.

(c) 2010 allen simpson