If I Ponder, poem by Veronica Hosking (IF I Poetry and Prose Series poem)

Thank you, Melanie for featuring my golden shovel poem in the If I series.

Silver Birch Press

ifIf I Ponder
by Veronica Hosking

 If I ponder A Question
To read a poem inside a
poem, trying to echo voice
looking at what another said
I mean sit down and really look
Can you truly see me?

Words are written on the page in
a frenzy, thoughts spill out the
question posed, gazing at the stars
And

I am not confident they will tell
the truth so I look inside me
Is it possible to truly
know all the thoughts men
will voice over coffee of
all the poems written on earth

If
Powerful two letters holds all
we have ever pondered in the
cosmos, we tremble soul-and-body
lingering on what-ifs scars

There are many people who were
consumed contemplating verse, not
one poet questioned life or love too
much

If Rudyard Kipling failed to
write of more what loss we’d pay
searching…

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