Wednesday, August 15, 2012

American Poet by Bob Atkinson

American Poet
(c)2012 Bob Atkinson

tell the tales of no regret
tell them with your heart
tell them truly all you feel
before you this world depart

tell the truth in all you write
try to find how emotions
hold a mirror to their souls
for change of inner devotion

describe the tightened chains
which bind us closely to our brothers
then breaks us free of all constraint
in the name of progress cautious

wander over time and thoughts
years gone by with those who had
fought the battles of their times
which made them alive or dead

marvel at ones who held
your imagination in its place
and gave you feelings of pride
or sometimes such gentle shame

put all these thoughts in words
so another might possess
strength and purpose for all time
combined with quiet gentleness

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