Thoughts Of A Poet
Poetry By Jhier Wells
the poet who did not know how to write with society’s rules
how many grammar errors will I break to release my pain
how many commas will i leave out
maybe twenty because i’m too busy writing out my soul
that is overflowing with tears that i’ve choked on
because men aren’t supposed to cry so our souls die
from the flood of emotions that we are told we are not
supposed to feel
so excuse me if i don’t take the time to place a comma
so that you may take a breath
to finish reading about what’s laid dormant in my soul
planting roots that i’m trying to dig up so that i may go
on living in this world that is waiting to drown me with
more of life’s hell
so i could really give a hell about your commas
because when it comes to this release that i so desperately
need there will be no pause as my soul starts to cry out my
list of things
the heartbreak from a first love that put me last on her list
the death of a friend or two or more
the tears of a son that cries out for a mom who will never
truly love him from her soul unconditionally
mourning the loss of living
trials that have conquered me and took the pride i built up
a broken soul too scared to go to its Creator for healing
so it’s learned to move through life without feeling whole
let me see
how many commas have i missed
because there is more to go
maybe i should add them in
i need to pause from releasing,
it’s too much,
depressing, damaging, darkening,
"Love from the soul”
His soul listened as she spoke:
under the moonlight, while the
wind moved her body to dance.
"Freedom" from liquor soaked
lips, she smiled as she
looked deep into his eyes.
"Broken": she reached out
for permission to heal his
darkness with her light.
"Love": a mysterious feeling
that caused his heart to stir,
as she held his hands.
"Beautiful": she wrote with her finger
over the scars he hid so well. For, she
knew what existed in his soul.
Even though he didn’t.
I am a poet, who is finally releasing my poetry for the world to read. I am devoted to changing lives through my writing by sharing my journey. My hope is to inspire young men, like my son, to do better for themselves.