Everything I see
I feel poetry in me,
Inspiration in all i see.
In every breath i take,
the whispered prayers i make.
In every exalted praise
and the hope for blessed days.
In a child’s wide eyed innocence
that in man, has long since died.
In the comfort of a mother’s presence
and the glow of a father’s pride.
In the uplifted right hand
and in all their pledged lies.
In the betrayal of our motherland
and our woeful unheard cries.
In the blissfulness of joy
and the tears of painful sorrow.
In the living of today
and the mysterious tomorrow.
In the beauty of the author’s words,
the vibrancy of the painter’s worlds
In the voices of those that sing
and the fact that art is king.
Poetry, i feel within,
Inspiration, I see, in everything.
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