Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


Brian Cosgrove Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Poetry which was written by poet Brian Cosgrove. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Brian Cosgrove

Best Brian Cosgrove Poems

+ Fav Poet



Poetry offers a medium where
The timid can enter unafraid
It opens doors where you have never been
Allows you to exercise thoughts that seem
Out of order to the stilted mind
Where you can tread on hallowed ground
Ignore the traditions, rules and be unbound
To express your deepest held ideas
Outside the confines of right and wrong
Nothing is out of bounds to the brave
All is open to one who craves
Journeys into the mind, but please be kind
To the timid who too would fly
If they too could find the way
Into that land of freedom writers
Into a place of release to the troubled mind
Poetry can heal, mend and strengthen 
And release the chains that bind the bonded soul
Allowing the release of memories to mourn 
And enjoy the past, give yourself permission to cry
Open that door, find release and let the sunshine in

Sorry, Am I preaching to the converted

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 1/9/2014 10:44:00 PM
    Beautiful poem. The freeing power of poetry is so therapeutic. I also love your comment at the end. "preaching to the converted" Poetry is a passion and a glue that binds like minded poets. Excellent write!

    Cosgrove Avatar Brian Cosgrove
    Date: 1/10/2014 5:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi John good to hear from This is a bit outside my normal thinking Just a little outburst . It is good to be able to express yourself as you say in the"freeing power" of poetry Cheer Brian
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 8:10:00 PM
    Great write Brian. poetry was the thing that pulled me out of my PTSD, and I am eternally grateful for this. loved your poem....peter

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/10/2013 8:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry Brian I have already answered this beautiful poem. Still it is worth two comments from me.....Pete
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 7:23:00 PM
    You have evoked with this poem the cathartic power that verse conveys. Alone the writer pens his score and then in echoed silence comes the roar.

    Cosgrove Avatar Brian Cosgrove
    Date: 12/5/2013 8:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Mark In a nutshell so true so true The silence is deafening Cheer Brian
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 11:51:00 PM
    This is truly a beautiful; write Brian. Although I never want to hurt people I let my words flow out and very often they are going to offend someone but one has to say what the feel. I enjoyed reading this my friend....peter.

    Cosgrove Avatar Brian Cosgrove
    Date: 12/1/2013 3:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nice to have a friend Peter I posted this with some trepidation But as you say sometimes you just jump in and see how deep the water is. What would life be without risk Thanks Brian