No Dead Poetry Allowed

Today is World Poetry Day, so I thought I’d write a poem about poetry. I hope my poetry, in general, falls into the “living poetry” category.

No Dead Poetry Allowed

A poem leaps off the page
into the reader’s heart

or it is simply words on a page
describing emotions

A poem evokes strong emotion
wrenching the heart

or it simply tells the reader
how to think and feel

A poem skips along smelling flowers
in a fragrant field

or it is simply a list of flowers
the writer says smell good

A poem reveals the divine
creating desire for God

or it simply tells the reader
God exists

A poem acts, accosts the senses,
implores, greets, entreats, and lives

or it is simply dead

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4 Comments

Filed under Faith, Life, Poetry

4 responses to “No Dead Poetry Allowed

  1. I like how you describe what live poetry does! Yours is full of Jesus and very much alive! God bless!

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  2. Poetry can never be dead. Very well written 🙂

    Like

  3. the abrasive activist

    Beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

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