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Poem in Response

After reading “My Inspired Blog Back Story“, written by the very talented and lovely Arizonian poetess, Michele Lee Sefton – wherein she elaborates upon her decision to pursue writing, discusses challenges, hard work and successes – I was inspired to write this poem…

From an absence of light came a spark in the dark
   In a call from her dreams to connect with her heart
Inspiration brought joy with both truth and reward
   When she answered to make a creative fresh start

© 2022 Phil Perkins

PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

Soul Searching by Average White Band (1976) – see lyrics here.

NOTE: this poem uses the Preformatted Block, which allows for indentation of text exactly as pasted. However, in so doing, a monospace font is used.


11 responses to “Poem in Response”

  1. Dawn Pisturino Avatar

    This is beautiful, Phil, and I’m sure Michele is delighted!

    1. Phil Avatar

      You’re a sweetheart, Dawn ~ thanks very much! 🤗

  2. Kym Gordon Moore Avatar

    Oh, what a sweet and endearing poem inspired by Michele Lee Sefton’s pursuit of writing through her expressions of poetry and ruminations. You did a wonderful job and the AWB selection is spot on my friend! YES! 🤩💖🤗

    1. Phil Avatar

      You rock, my dear friend Kym ~ thanks very much! I’m glad you like it, and I also appreciate your taste is such vintage slow grooves. 😎🎶🎵 Have a great day my friend! 😙🌹

      1. Kym Gordon Moore Avatar

        My pleasure Phil. Yes, think about the jams of the 60s and 70s, and how they continue to use them in commercials, TV and movies. I was watching one of the FBI shows last night, and they busted out with a number by Teddy Pendergrass. You can’t beat our generation of music, especially when we can understand the words! LOL 🤩🎶🥰

  3. Inge David Avatar

    Mooie gedicht en mooie woorden! 👌👍🌹

    1. Phil Avatar

      Je bent een lieverd, lieve Inge! Heel erg bedankt! 🌹🌹🤗🙏🙏

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks Sylvain 👍

  4. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    what a beautiful poem in honor of Michele’s dream Phil! 💞

    1. Phil Avatar

      You’re a sweetheart, Cindy 💞 TY

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