Fire From The Coals

Written by: Steven Mossburg

“I am a poet”
What words are these 
That come trembling from my pen?

I am a poet?
…words I barely comprehend

Do I say these words…
Do I even dare?
Can I with Tennyson, Keats
Or Shakespeare ever compare?

No . . . but a poet speaks words
From their very souls
They draw pictures, produce emotions,
Bring fire from the coals

I am a poet
For these things I have tried to do
I hope that sometime 
I’ve brought these things to you

“I am a poet”
Yes, maybe these words
Can actually somehow fit.
So I say them with humility
Yes, “I Am A Poet"