I wonder if Poe could have known
That his pain would bring him fame?
His words would become his legacy
So the world would know his name
Then there's "Romeo and Juliet"
A Shakespeare contribution
This was written centuries ago
But it's still in distribution
And what about this man named Frost
Known for "A Road Not Taken"
Did he know the fire he'd light inside?
Or the hunger that he'd awaken?
Then there's a man named Whitman
Known for "Song of Myself"
Did he know that these word's he'd write.
Would be a treasure on someone's shelf?
And Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Said, "Let Me Count the Ways"
Did she understand these magical words,
Would bring her so much praise?
I'm sure they'd love to see this day
For it would bring them much delight
They are the heart of our inspiration
And the reason why we write