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voice lessons

by Sandy M. Humphrey

speak to me with your own words
ideas and concepts formed
by the openness of mind
and experiences of your generation
do not let the drums
of the fathers before you
shout louder than your own voice

see with the eyes of your inner child
as you gaze into the crystal globe
of this moment then think
down the road and picture
what words will be formed
by those who hear you now
the influence is yours to be had


Posted on 07/20/2007
Copyright © 2020 Sandy M. Humphrey

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 07/21/07 at 03:20 AM

Hi Sandy. My, I like this very much! So, true, what we leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. Delighted. Thanks.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 07/21/07 at 09:21 PM

Well laid out words of wisdom for another up and coming generation of poets Sandy, and a great refresher for us older ones. Well done ma chere!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 02/24/13 at 04:00 PM

Congrats on POTD! Very inspiring and direct. Thank you.

Posted by Morgan D Hafele on 02/26/13 at 08:08 PM

wonderful! words i think everyone could benefit from reading/hearing. thank you for sharing!

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