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The Poet

The Poet

We have been around for thousands of years
Reading our words for kings and queens
and a few people who gathered just to hear us talk.
We lived on the copper coins they could afford
and traveled through the lands writing what 
we saw, dreams and thoughts.
Our words were put to music and made immortal
Others were acted on the stage making
people laugh and cry.
Some words changed the way people thought
and ended hatred between people who
should not feel hate.
People died because they did not realize what
our words could do
Many times a love bogged in fear was loosed
because of a few words we wrote.
God only knows how many children our words
have brought smiles to and how many starting
thinking because of what we wrote.
Why do we do it?
Not to end wars or hatred
Not for the lovers who found each other because of us
Not even for the copper coins people throw
We do it because we love words
We do it to share our feelings
and we do it so that someday maybe someone will read 
our thoughts, dreams and words  and they will be 
remembered long after we are gone.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2007




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Date: 4/20/2009 12:12:00 AM
Nice work and great use of imagery...Raul
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Date: 12/15/2008 9:30:00 PM
You've said it all. Awesome write. Love Robin
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Date: 11/19/2008 5:33:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Robert. Love, Carol
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Date: 11/17/2008 12:08:00 PM
Interesting perspective with much to think about. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Karen
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Date: 11/17/2008 9:24:00 AM
Congratulations Robert on "The Poet" being featured. Vince
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Date: 11/17/2008 6:24:00 AM
A wonderful poem, Robert. Well deserved to have it enjoyed by all. Congratulations! ~ Carrie
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Date: 11/17/2008 4:12:00 AM
Robert! Congratulations of having this wonderful poem featured again. Again - upon reading this, I was over-come with elation. So true - every word. You have captured the magic of this wonderful art we call poetry. It is immortality. Lainie
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