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poetry to me

               (9/5/12)

What is poetry to me- it is words of beauty-words of life
Words of love, pain and sacrifice.
Words of showing and growing and needing and feeding
Words of hope and despairs, wanting and cares.

Poetry takes you into the minds of mankind
From days of old to the present time.
Poetry takes you on trips that you’ve never been before
And opens up every door.

Poetry becomes a longing , a want , a desire, a need
On which your mind must feed.
It becomes a life within itself
And takes you to the heavens and down to hell.

Poetry becomes a flaming desire
And only writing can put out this fire.
I call it my passion while others say it’s my obsession
Yet ! No matter what they may think or say
Poetry is here to stay.

So many different types of poetry
For the different minds “you see”.
You will always find one that will give you meaning
From a loving heart to one that’s bleeding.

Jump on the bandwagon and take a hold
For with poetry “ life unfolds”.

© L. RAMS

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  1. Date: 9/5/2012 7:34:00 AM
    Yes, I agree with you Louis. - Poetry is here to stay....always. - Thanks for writing poems, you write very well. Have a great Wednesday - Oxox love Anne-Lise :)