Heart Transplant

Some one said, “Writing poetry is not brain surgery.”
Oh, wait a minute, writing poetry is brain surgery and
heart surgery combined. And they don’t give you anesthesia.
Listen up, Jack.
You break the shovel
You don’t dig the garden.
You throw away the seeds,
You don’t plant the flowers.
You don’t plant the flowers
You don’t get to smell the roses.
You don’t smell the roses
Then it does become brain surgery and
You need a heart transplant.
So, Jack, dig the garden, plant the seeds
and smell the roses. you’ll like them.


About Ciletti

Jim Ciletti, an award winning poet, filmmaker, and author, is the 2010-2012, Poet Laureate of the Pikes Peak region, and for 41 years, poet-in-residence for the Orme School Fine Arts Festival. Jim gives many workshops on the writing and performance of poetry, and makes poetry house calls to create personal poetry events. Ciletti loves everything Italian, including cooking for family and friends, and loves to plant garlic, make homemade wine, and eating peaches and plums. "Everyday is Christmas, but you don't always get everything you ask for. Sometimes more. Poetry celebrates life."
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2 Responses to Heart Transplant

  1. Helen Hudson says:

    LOVE this!! Did I mention that I LOVE it? In case you didn’t get it…….I LOVE THIS!!!!

  2. You have my heart.  The days just seem so crazy sometimes that I forget what really matters, and loving you, and being loved by you, has made my life so beautiful!  My darling, I treasure you, and thank you for the heart transplant!

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