by David Dephy

David Dephy

Life needs testimony about love. It teaches us: either you control
your mood, or it gains power over you. And to pain you have to answer,

to fidelity you have to answer, to braveness you have to answer, and
I have all these answers—to friendship I answered with a smile

and to fidelity, to pain I answered with silence and tears, to meanness
with indignation, to loneliness with living for others, to abomination

with disgust, to braveness I answered with my full heart, and it is
and it was and it always will be my guide, my best friend, my God,

my loved one and my way and my home, my heart is my journey
across the crossroads of human faith and darkness, human faith and

calmness, across a whole universe of solitude or joy, every answer is
the price I pay for operating out of my automatic images of mind

which are telling me now: “This is life, and a man cannot prove love,
a man can only experience it with his heart.”

January 15, 2019

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DAVID DEPHY -- The trilingual American award-winning poet, novelist, multimedia artist. Founder of Poetry Orchestra. The 1st place winner of THE ARTISTS FORUM Poetry Award in New York City 2021, the winner of the Finalist Award in the 2020 Best Book Award National Contest by American Book Fest, the winner of the 2019 Spillwords Press Poetry Award and the Finalist and Shortlist Winner Nominee of the Adelaide Literary Awards 2019/2020 for the category of Best Poem. Named as Literature Luminary by Bowery Poetry, Stellar Poet by Voices of Poetry, Incomparable Poet by Statorec, Brilliant Grace by Headline Poetry & Press and Extremely Unique Poetic Voice by Cultural Daily. He lives and works in New York City.

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