The thing that I’ve discovered about poetry that I really love, just from writing, and reading, and generally just being around more of it, is that it’s completely and totally honest. That’s it. Of course, it can be blunt, or harsh, or not really all that pretty, and then conversely it can be eloquent, or filled with metaphor upon metaphor, but still it’s truthful. Poetry, like most art forms, is a way for one person to explore and explain their individual realities as well as the whole of the world around them. So really, with poetry there is just no reason to be anything less than completely and totally honest; about what your thinking, or feeling, or experiencing. And that, I think, is what makes poetry such an unbelievably freeing thing.
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Disclaimer: This poem is meant to be shared, so do with it as you will.
This poem is for you.
So do not be fooled,
Because it isn’t written in your hand,
Or with your pen,
Or because you simply found it,
It’s been yours all along.
Perhaps even since
Before it was written.
Now that that’s through,
And we’ve cleared all that up,
I honestly have not much to say,
Except I hope you have a good day.
And i do mean that today,
Next week, and next month,
All through next year,
Because I don’t need to have met you
To know you deserve it.
Author’s Note: I wrote this poem at the beginning of this year, while entertaining the idea of writing something for somebody I’d never met before, and just leaving it for them to find. I wondered if maybe it could possible make someone’s day even just a little bit better. Then, after writing this, I started to worry that it was too silly, or just not good enough tho give away. So sharing this here is going to be my first step towards doing that; maybe now I’ll work up the courage to leave a few copies for whoever is meant to find it.
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