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"Death of a poet or not?"

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"Death of a poet or not?"

My brother and sisters as we stand here today...to lie to rest the poetry man in what will be his final resting place. Some say that he wrote of pain, some say he wrote about death…some say that it was about a love he never obtained...Some say he wrote about the birds and bees. I say that the poetry man wrote about all these things...he spoke words that made a poem come to life, not just mere words sputtered out of one’s mouth, but of words that became art on one’s brain and embedded in the soul for a lifetime. As we lay the poetry man down to his final resting place…in the cold and rain of a October winters day. I will never forget what he would always say to me. ” Poetry is a form of art, that when placed on loose sheets of paper becomes a canvas on another man’s heart...Poetry is not just for those who are smart, but for all those who can truly appreciate the works that become mind art." He spent his whole life trying to paint a picture on the mind of people whom he may never see or meet. He once said to me, "That a poem once read can only cease to be…when the mind that read it can no longer breath… but if placed on a piece paper it will be art for the whole world to read and would never cease to be." I said to him, “I disagree… death of a poet, I say not...because your mind became it's very own canvas, now it's a living and breathing piece of art.

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  1. Date: 2/22/2010 10:38:00 AM
    Many congratulations to you for your poetry being featured on the Soups home page >> James

  1. Date: 2/22/2010 6:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured on PoetrySoup this week Jay. May you have many more featured. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/21/2010 10:10:00 AM
    So much truth to your words. Interesting thoughts on writing. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 12/14/2008 4:19:00 PM
    You're rhyming. Grouping the words like this make it harder for the reader to hear your message.