Poets Are a Special Breed - on poetry - BOTH Audio and Text
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We Poets are a special breed. We bear a heavy burden the ordinary man will never know.
Our boundless intuitions foster bouts with great depression, as was the case with Edgar Allen Poe.
Eager, tireless activists…and foes of all oppression, we yearn to lessen some the “peoples’” plight.
When required, the words we pen coagulate with causes to fortify the souls of those who fight.
Driven by our instincts only…lifting high our lamps…we search for those who shun the light of day,
Seeking out the sinners to expose their evil deeds, and do the best we can to make them pay.
Hewn from insight, born of pain, and rooted deep in “truth,” our words - when they are clearly understood -
Crucify the sort of man who profits by deceit - and tout the type whose ways and thoughts are good.
Seeming like a curse at times, the pity we endure for those who lose their way along Life’s path
Supplements the anger that we need to stoke our souls…to bolster our disdain…invoke our wrath.
And make a poet love you, and you’ll have their heart for life (regardless if it’s what they meant to do),
But, disinclined to compromise, betray them only once…and learn that what I’ve prophesied is true!
Poems that I have written may appeal to very few, and rarely find a stage from which to share…
But this would be a loss for those whose crosses I have carried…which I - for many decades - chose to bear.
A once renowned and lauded sect throughout the world…today…our audience is dwindling year by year,
And, mark my words, the hour is nigh when - summoned to recite - the last important Poet will appear.
So tell your friends we Poets - when addressing life with purpose - offer them a means to cope with fate, Thereby well advising them to turn to verse for solace…before the bridge is burned - and it’s too late.
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