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Poems by Eddie Draper

    Horizons of My Heart

    Horizons of my heart
    Sunsets of my youth
    Landscapes still remembered
    Not forgotten in my view--
    Panorama's panacea
    Promising my plight
    I pledge thy podium
    Oh tonight--thy pulpit is my might--
    Longin' for a laurel world
    No speech--no sound-no curse--
    A vestige of pious realms
    No ignorance--yet verse--
    Sonnets on a sunset
    Float to truthful plains--
    Never waving--constant course
    Oh, venue long remain--
    Horizons of my heart
    Oh, faithful one who speaks--
    Tread me not on paradox
    But pay my toll to seek---

    Pianos Have Their Form of Soul

    I place my hands on some black keys,
    Leaving the white to rest--
    And this goes on for some short while
    Until I collect some tears inside--
    And then I remember the white keys' feelings
    of jealous love and
    need for want--
    How sorry then I feel--
    I mix some black and white in my song--
    No color could I find--
    But when I play with equal blacks and
    whites--My song rests another night--
    No sorrow do I feel--
    I place my hands on all--

Eddie Draper is a native of the Mississippi Delta and is a regular contributor to USADS.
He now lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee, where he is a songwriter and musician.

Write Eddie at Gravel Road Music.


More Poems and stories by Eddie E. Draper ~
Miss Spongy
The Shadow Of Your Breath
My First Graderís First Picture
Upon One Delta Night
Out On A Limb
Katieís Kitchen Floor
Old Ditch
Lonesome Delta Field
Peckerwood Deadning
Delta Force
My Angel Must Have Just One Wing
Horizons Of My Heart
Pianos Have Their Form Of Soul
Peace On The Road
Trees Are Made Of Doors
Oh Distant Star
Upon The Candled Night
The Worldly Light
Itís Only Life
Mississippi River ~ Queen Of My Life
Thatís All Thatís Left To Do

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