You may think
that poetry is little more than a
song without music.
but you’re mistaken.
can break a heart into
a million pieces and then
be the glue to mend it.
can dial the clock back
to relive a precious memory
and recapture lost feelings.
can strip away the falseness,
diminish fear and bring your
vision into clarity.
can help you understand
what’s real and reach deep
inside to touch your true self.
is the one part of our world
where we can make some sense
amidst the insanity of the nightly news.
transcends natural disasters, border wars,
global warming, crime, and a prozac
society to a place of tranquility.
is our armor against a violent world
and the daily insecurities faced by us
So put away your gun, pick up a pen,
lock and load with words, not bullets.
Take a stand. Let your verses fly
free, loud, proud and true.