Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Poetry - by Bob Atkinson

(c)2014 Bob Atkinson

put down upon a bleached page
wandered thought, some re-arranged
to settle once an for all a question
how and why our minds twist lessons

lessons of the distant past
lessons formal, lessons cast
into that wiry theme called life
how can we organize inner strife

poetry fits needs when exercised
philosophy, argument, exposition of pride
those concepts knocking at our door
motivation, deception, wretched horrors

prose depicts some facts displayed
as a mumble, jumble of cascaded pages
names, dates not related to emotion
thoughts abated of intense progress

poetry, on the other hand
humbles us and our companions
sends our cognition into that range
of supposition, alternative ways

ways of nature, ways of life
ways of simple, outlandish pride
ways to garner progress made
when nobody gives us accolades

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