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Poetry is the answer

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Poetry is the answer

What impels us so late at night 
to rise up and turn on the light 
to sit down and begin to write 
a poem if the feeling is right? 

For some the answer is simple enough. 
but others must crack a nut that is tough. 
It’s more than rhyme it's that and bigger stuff. 
A finished poem, a diamond no longer rough. 

There is much to be said of many things, 
of wording it right and the joy it brings, 
a quality tone just right when it sings, 
when it ends it's as true as it begins. 

What impels us so late at night 
to rise up and turn on the light 
to sit down and begin to write 
a poem if the feeling is right? 

An un-crafted word, just like a fetter. 
Un practiced in words, we are the debtor.
And for proof, view any written letter. 
Poems fill a need to say it better. 

thanks for the recomendations Reason A. Poteet 
edited by Monty Newman on 11/25/2010

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  1. Date: 4/15/2011 9:29:00 PM
    This is a wonderful poem asking and answering a question I'm so familiar with. I love the answer!!

  1. Date: 11/13/2010 6:49:00 PM
    For most of us soupers...poetry is the answer to some deep need to get "it" said. I really enjoyed this, good work. BG

  1. Date: 11/13/2010 4:51:00 PM
    I like the last line of your poem.. Poetry is the answer,,,, Monty