The Meaning Of Poetry To Me

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

What poetry is to me.

Poetry is the one magical cure

It is incorruptible, pure

It is my way of capturing the essence of life

Regardless of all the happiness and strife

It s my personal way of solving any problem

Without waiting for time to dissolve them

It is not just my melancholy song

It is my way of getting things to move along

It helps capture all my feelings when life gets tough

Through all of life’s unfortunate stuff

Racking my mind for just the right words is my personal gym

I can imagine lazy rivers, or a monkey swinging from limb to limb

Best part is, it’s with me wherever I go,

Just have to make sure nothing can interrupt my flow

Writing poems on friends and love,

of delirious hate, of a pearly-white dove

Poetry is a land of endless possibilities, of hopes and dreams

Always over-populated, but never bursting at the seams

A land full of everything for which I dance

A world that represents a second chance

It is a land that has no fences, no walls,

A land of rainbows, and endless waterfalls

It helps me calm any fear,

Helps me hold onto those memories which I hold dear

There’s a poet in most all of us

Some of us don’t like it so when she surfaces, we fuss

That is poetry to me,

What is poetry to thee?

Submitted: April 07, 2012

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