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ALLISON KEYES, host:

And next, Muses and Metaphor.

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KEYES: As part of our celebration of National Poetry Month, we've been hearing your poetic tweets. Hundreds of you have sent us poems through Twitter that are 140 characters or less. Today we hear a tweet from a writer, husband, father of five and pastor, Carnell Borden of Ganesha Hills, California. Now, remember, these are short - only 140 characters each. So listen closely.

Mr. CARNELL BORDEN (Writer, Pastor): This is Carnell Borden and this is my tweet. Some see love as a show horse to display in rings. But love is a workhorse that bears all things.

KEYES: OK. Let's play that again.

Mr. BORDEN: Some see love as a show horse to display in rings. But love is a workhorse that bears all things.

KEYES: That's a poetic tweet submitted by Carnell Borden. If you'd like to help us celebrate National Poetry Month, go to Twitter and tweet us your original poetry using fewer than 140 characters. Of course if your poem is chosen, we'll help you record it for us and we'll air it sometime this month. Tweet us using the hash tag TMM Poetry. You can learn more at the TELL ME MORE website. Go to NPR.org, click on the Programs menu, and find TELL ME MORE.

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